Assessment Your are required to:a) Create a new Australian flag that, in your opinion, appropriately represents contemporary Australiab) Write a written persuasive proposal to an Australian government committee that explains and justifies your new Australian Flag design. To justify your design and persuade the committee you will need to state the reasons for your use of colour, symbols, shapes and placement.
Proposals in a Nutshell● Proposals convince readers that a plan of action is plausible and that the writer is qualified to accomplish it. In short, they spell out— What you intend to do (Create a new national Australian flag) How you intend to do it (Change the symbols, colours, shapes and placement) Why you attend to do it (To create a design, which reflects a contemporary Australian identity) In order to do this successfully, you need to write persuasively.
Definition: persuasive writing…Seeks to convince its readers to embrace the point-of-view presented by appealing to the audiences reason and understanding through argument and/or entreaty.
Persuasive Language Devices Refuting opposing views on a topic Rhetorical questions Rhetorical statements Repetition Use of modality Persuasive and/or evaluative adjectives and noun groups Persuasive and/or evaluative adverbs and verb groups Metaphors
Persuasive Words- Include these words in your writing. Clearly, obviously, certainly Very, absolutely, utterly, Completely, perfectly
Active vs. Passive VoiceExample:“The defendant’s embezzlement of companyfunds in 2005 is an example of his untrustworthiness.” “The defendant embezzled funds from thecompany in 2005; this act shows that he cannot betrusted.”YOU NEED TO USE AN ACTIVE VOICE!!!
Is my argument clear and organized? Is the structure logical (e.g. does it contain statements of the current position, the problem, the possibilities, and the proposal being made)? Isthere strong coherence and transition between paragraphs (e.g. appropriate use of repetition, reference words and connectives)?
Does each paragraph have a clear, specific purpose and focus? Is there evidence of organization into headings? Is there a logical and sequenced flow of argument? PROOF READ AND EDIT YOUR WORK!
Also ask yourself… Am I using persuasive language and techniques in my writing? Is my style and tone appropriate? Ismy vocabulary and grammar accurate and fluent?
Remember to follow your checklist!And now the fun begins!