Year 8 Integrated Persuasive language resource for Stakeholders Radio Transcript
In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince
others to agree with our facts, share our values, accept our
argument or conclusions, and adopt our way of thinking.
Whilst for this task you will be presenting the differing
viewpoints on a specific topic for each of the characters /
speakers in your Radio Transcript, you will still need to
incorporate persuasive language techniques throughout as
each outlines their personal ideas.
In essence you will be writing three separate persuasive
arguments / points of view that are intertwined in the form of a
discussion to be broadcast over a radio station.
In order to create a persuasive viewpoint for each character / speaker you
should aim to do the following:
Use facts (and / or opinions) as well logical reasoning to strengthen a
to support and reinforce their argument
Refute (argue against) opposing views on a topic
to undermine other points of view and therefore strengthen their own
Clarify relevant / important values connected to their proposal
try to establish an ethical line of argument to persuade listeners
prioritise and sequence the main points found within each character’s
to build the argument one step at a time
It is also essential that you select a variety of persuasive language techniques
for each of your characters as they deliver their views on the chosen topic.
You might like to use some of the following:
Emotive Language - words that make a direct appeal to the listeners’ emotions
Questions that appeal to reader – Wouldn’t you agree?
Repetition – to highlight or reinforce key ideas and phrases
Exaggeration or hyperbole – to highlight the importance or impact something
A call for action – to stress the importance / need for something in the listener…
must / need to
Conditional sentences – If something is not done about the problem …could /
should / would
Personal pronouns – “I”, “you”, “we”, “our” and “us” to personalise the message
and connect with the listener
Posing a problem and suggesting a solution – to show that you have thought
about the topic / issue carefully
Rhetorical Questions and statements