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Activity 7 – To Argue


Argument texts, as it suggests, present an argument on a certain subject.

They should however be balanced and record both sides of the argument

and then at the end they will present the author’s conclusion and opinion.

 

Below is an example for you to look at.

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Key FeaturesExplanation
Title1. This is key, it lets the reader know exactly what the
text is about.
2. It should be short and clear – to the point.
Information1. This section of the text can be presented in many
different ways depending on what sort of text you
are producing.
2. However it is presented (bullet points, paragraph,
sub-headings) it needs to be clear and easy to
follow.
3. You are arguing about something so you should
make sure both sides of the argument are
presented.
Picture1. Pictures/illustrations and diagrams are all very
helpful for the reader.
2. They show what exactly is being talked about,
some people may not know anything about what
you are informing them of.

 

Now have a go at constructing your own non-fiction argument text. Some

ideas are given below to help you. If you need to, use the internet to help

you.

 

Remember information texts can presented in a variety of

different ways:

1. headings/sub-headings

2. clear paragraphs

3. maps/diagrams

4. drawings/photographs

They discuss issues and are formal.

 

1. Which is healthier cycling or
running?
2. Should univeristy be free?
1. Is recycling efficient?
2. Which is more damaging to
children’s learning television or
computer?

 

 

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