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Persuasive Writing

The features of this style of writing are:



  1. Introductory paragraph containing  a clear statement of teh case to be argued
  2. Background information required by the reader to understand the issue
  3. Each argument stated with a paragraph to itself
  4. Each argument backed up with evidence and examples
  5. End with restatement and a summary of the main points

Language Features:

  1. Present tense (apart from historical references)
  2. Logical language and connectives
  3. Persusasive devices such as:   powerful adjectives and other emotive words

                                                       Phrases such as Surely...It is clear that...Everyone knows that...

                                                       the use of questions to make a point

                                                       repetition for effect


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