This course focuses on the English BGCSE Paper 1, placing particular emphasis on the structure and development of a persuasive essay. This course will give its students the means to write a paper which formulates such an argument by harnessing their current writing skills and teaching them critical steps to writing a good persuasive paper both with and without outside sources. To do so, students will study examples of well-written persuasive essays, learning from them important rhetorical strategies, grammatical conventions and the like. Students will also be taught how to write effective thesis statements, how to develop body paragraphs using topic sentences. In addition, students will also learn how to effectively summarize their arguments into a concluding paragraph whereby they should have mastered the craft of persuasive writing.
Use comprehension strategies to assess critical work and examples of well-written persuasive essays;
Identify topic, main ideas and supporting details of well-written persuasive essays in order to learn those skills.
Identify rhetorical modes to enhance comprehension and effective writer’s techniques;
Apply critical thinking skills to the reading and writing processes;
Use proper diction, grammar and syntax in the writing of essays;
Identify and master writing thesis statements;
Use proper referencing strategies;
Demonstrate an ability to summarize information, write appropriate introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions;
Apply basic rhetoric skills in writing essays.
Course Syllabus: New Persuasive Wrting Syllabus TTS Neia Mills
- Lectures 15
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 10
- Assessments Yes
Unit 1: Introductions, Key Terms and Definitions, Purpose of Persuasive Writing
In this section students will learn all of the basics of persuasive writing. What the main elements of the genre is and the purpose of these elements.
Unit 2: Types of Persuasive Writing
In this section students will closely examine and identify the main tools and techniques used persuasive pieces and put into practice identifying these elements as well.
Unit 3: Essay Structure
The structure of the essay and how it is developed will be discussed in this section and there will be an assignment to help with the structural planning of the essay.
Unit 4: Practice Writing a Persuasive Essay
Here is where the bulk of your practical work will begin. In this section you will be submitting and resubmitting drafts of your intros and thesis statements. I will provide you with adequate feedback and guide you along the journey of thesis and intro writing.
Unit 5 Writing Practice Cont'd
Now we will be moving on to the "meat" of your paper in this section we will be going over the development of supporting paragraphs using research and development of your primary/personal ideas and opinions and combining them efficiently.
Unit 6: Drafting and Revising
Here I will further guide you through your writing process and allow you to give and receive feedback from your classmates on your writing.