Your task is to create a persuasive piece of writing for one of the following five topics:
Which do you think is more important – the things that you know, or the way you treat others?
What is the most important subject taught in schools?
Is the internet and social media bringing us closer together or pulling us further apart?
Should athletes caught taking performance enhancing drugs be banned from taking part in their sport for the rest of their lives?
Which do you think is more effective – co-educational or single gender schools?
You might be wondering why you are getting two weeks to complete a piece of writing you might normally finish in 45 minutes. This is because I want you to use this time effectively and give me your best work possible.
Use the resources I have provided you with on the class blog. Make sure you are following the correct structure for persuasive writing, and using the different techniques and mechanics of writing we have discussed in class. For example, these could include inclusive and emotive language, repetition, or facts and evidence.
Make sure you plan your writing. This will be an important part of keeping your writing logical, clear and structured. Read, re-read, and re-read your work again. Make sure you edit your work so you are completing the best possible piece of writing you can. The more practice you can get at this, the better your writing in class will become.
These are my expectations for your writing:
Hand written on neatly ruled up lined paper (I can provide)
Written in blue or black pen
Exciting and engaging introduction
Between 3-5 strong arguments presented in the body of your writing
At least one counter argument included
Neat conclusion with a clinching statement
2-3 pages in length (certainly no less than one page)
Finally, and most importantly, please refer to the marking guide when planning and writing your arguments. If you ignore this information you run the risk of achieving a less than deserved mark for this assignment.
If you have any questions please just let me know!