Discursive essay

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3.1 Discursive Writing
3.1 Discursive Writing
School Uniform
Should school uniform be banned?
3.1 Discursive Writing
In today’s lesson:
• develop knowledge and understanding of the
structure and style of a discursive essay
Opening your essay
Opening your essay
• Provocative
“It is difficult to see how anyone can approve of fox hunting”
Opening your essay
• Provocative
“It is difficult to see how anyone can approve of fox hunting”
• Balanced
“Fox hunting is a topic about which people hold strongly contrasting
views”
Opening your essay
• Provocative
“It is difficult to see how anyone can approve of fox hunting”
• Balanced
“Fox hunting is a topic about which people hold strongly contrasting
views”
• Quotation
“Oscar Wilde once described fox hunting as ‘The unspeakable in
pursuit of the uneatable’.”
Opening your essay
• Provocative
“It is difficult to see how anyone can approve of fox hunting”
• Balanced
“Fox hunting is a topic about which people hold strongly contrasting
views”
• Quotation
“Oscar Wilde once described fox hunting as ‘The unspeakable in
pursuit of the uneatable’.”
• Illustration
“On a glorious autumn morning a terrified, exhausted animal is savaged
to death by a pack of baying dogs while a group of expensively dressed
humans encourage the dogs in their bloody work.”
Opening your essay
• Provocative
“It is difficult to see how anyone can approve of fox hunting”
• Balanced
“Fox hunting is a topic about which people hold strongly contrasting views”
• Quotation
“Oscar Wilde once described fox hunting as ‘The unspeakable in pursuit of
the uneatable’.”
• Illustration
“On a glorious autumn morning a terrified, exhausted animal is savaged to
death by a pack of baying dogs while a group of expensively dressed
humans encourage the dogs in their bloody work.”
• Anecdote
“I have always detested fox hunting since I was almost physically sick
while watching a television film of the kill at the end of a hunt.”
BBC Bitesize
3.1 Discursive Writing
3.1 Discursive Writing
Topics
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Should Union Terrace Gardens be retained or redeveloped?
Should Scotland become an independent nation?
Gaelic should be compulsory in schools
Should the monarchy be abolished?
Should Scotland join the Euro?
Mobile phones should be banned from schools
Sports salaries are too high
Factory farming should be banned
Reality television is corrupting our society
Downloading music without permission is theft and is immoral

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