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‘Writing A Balanced Argument’ work packs are essential for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations.


– How To Write A Discursive Argument
– Hints And Tips For Writing A Discursive Essay
Writing skeletons, model answers and points for and against the following essays:
– Fox Hunting Is Cruel. Discuss
– In Favour Of Zoos, Or Not. Discuss.
– Should Animals Perform In The Circus?

This resource sets out how to write a well-balanced argument. The student will learn how to structure their writing, putting forward a point of view, backing it up with convincing evidence, building up a relevant counter argument and knocking it down, as well as, putting forward their own comments and opinions. This resource focuses on discursive writing, enabling the pupil to examine points for and against in a variety of subjects suitable for older children and teenage readers – healthy eating, fashion, social issues and many more. The student will learn vital essay writing skills, that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum.

In addition to this, this resource teaches organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar.

An exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students, are included. As well as, practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. This resource is packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades.

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