Statement of explanation Why is your piece written like that?
How does your chosen form fit the style? <ul><li>How does your chosen form fit the the style of a persuasive essay? </li><...
Who is the audience and why might the engage with this piece of writing?  <ul><li>Who are you trying to persuade and why? ...
What is it you intend your audience to understand as a result of reading your piece? <ul><li>What opinions are you trying ...
How does your piece show an understanding of Encountering Conflit? <ul><li>Is there an idea commonly associated with E.C. ...
What choices did you make in terms of vocabulary, punctuation and language techniques to best suit your intentions? <ul><l...
REMEMBER <ul><li>You don’t need to address every question that has been raised in this presentation  </li></ul><ul><li>Cho...
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  1. 1. Statement of explanation Why is your piece written like that?
  2. 2. How does your chosen form fit the style? <ul><li>How does your chosen form fit the the style of a persuasive essay? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you written in an academic tone? </li></ul><ul><li>How have you structured your essay? </li></ul><ul><li>What tense have you written in and why is this best suited to a persuasive essay? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is the audience and why might the engage with this piece of writing? <ul><li>Who are you trying to persuade and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is your piece aimed at and what will they get out of reading it? </li></ul><ul><li>Which less obvious groups might get something out of reading your piece? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of publication would you imagine it would appear in and what kind of readership does it attract? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is it you intend your audience to understand as a result of reading your piece? <ul><li>What opinions are you trying to change? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your contention? </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does your piece show an understanding of Encountering Conflit? <ul><li>Is there an idea commonly associated with E.C. that you have tried to over turn? </li></ul><ul><li>Have added something new to the debate? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your opinion on the issue and what other opinions are there that you differ with? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What choices did you make in terms of vocabulary, punctuation and language techniques to best suit your intentions? <ul><li>Did you choose sophisticated and understated language to show that you’re being considered and restrained even though you’re angry? ‘I’m rather disappointed that . . .’ </li></ul><ul><li>What persuasive techniques did you use and why? </li></ul><ul><li>What tense did you write in and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you used deliberately short sentences to make it sound more forceful and abrupt? </li></ul>
  7. 7. REMEMBER <ul><li>You don’t need to address every question that has been raised in this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a couple of questions for each section of your SOE and be concise </li></ul><ul><li>This is designed to show us that you have deliberately used some writing techniques and not others </li></ul><ul><li>This happens naturally when you write with a particular audience in mind so make sure you have a very clear idea who that is </li></ul>
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