Persuasive writing summary

Persuasive writing is sometimes called argumentative writing or opinionative writing. Some people distinguish between these forms, but in practice there's very little difference.

Besides school assignments, you will find persuasive writing techniques used in newspaper editorials, letters, feature articles and advertisements. Many of these techniques are also used in oral activities such as speeches and radio broadcasts.

How can I do it?

What is analysis?

When you analyse an issue you look at it critically. This could mean that you:

compare, contrast, criticise, evaluate, explain, interpret, justify, review.

How can I make connections?

There are many words and phrases which you can use to link ideas, sentences or paragraphs.

also
although
as a consequence
as a result
because
but
clearly
compared to
different from
finally

for example
for instance
however
in conclusion
in contrast
in fact
instead
it is clear that
meanwhile
moreover

nevertheless
obviously
of course
on the one hand
overall
similar to
specifically
similarly
therefore

 

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