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– 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
– Write A Letter To The Council Arguing Against The Closure Of Your Local Swimming Pool
– Write A Letter Arguing Against Plans To Build A Wind Farm
– Write A Letter Arguing Against The Closure Of The Farm Where You Take Horse Riding Lessons
– Write A Letter Arguing Against The Construction Of A High Rise Block Of Flats

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, the work packs teach 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 provided. As well as, practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades.

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