Work through the exercises in our recent workbook: Arguments and Persuasive language: essays made easy. The following tips and responses include metalanguage/ways to analyse “construction of argument” strategies. (Area Study 2: Analysing Arguments.) Click here for EAL Program.
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- Now turn to Exercise 1 on pg 6: Queuing for restaurants
- Argument structure: Hands-free parenting: a form of child abuse? Ms Janie Smith p. 9.
- Exercise 5, Safe Schools, p. 13
- Please see another response for “TAFE cuts under the stethoscope”, pp. 40-41, and “Dragging their feet”, by Ms Janie Martin, see p. 46
- Exercise 9, Example 1: Wind farms
- Now turn to Exercise 10, Ms Snowden, Mr Scott and Mr Samson: Bring back the strap, p. 20-21.
- Exercise 11, Monkey See Monkey Do, p. 22
- Exercise 13: Example 1 and 2: Depressing English Texts Students @ Spencer, pp 24-25.
- Exercise 14, Dr Jack Krisanski, Grads fail on emotional IQ, p. 25
- Exercise 15, No Jab No Play, p. 26
- Exercise 16, Example 1 (Mr Jason Leaves) and Example 2 (Ms Springer), p. 27
- Exercise 17, “Easy target for thieves“, p. 28-29
- Exercise 20, Dr Helga Johnson, Why can we hit our kids?, p. 48
- Exercise 21, No place for offensive comments, pp 50-51.
- Exercise 24: Editorial page: Editorial: What happened to good old fashioned respect? and Ave Peter’s Comment, p. 60-61
- Exercise 26, Students @ Spencer, Ms Crompton pp 64-65
and Mr Ken Appleby
- (Extra: Exercise 14, Mr Chuck Slater, Change to universities? pp. 46-47)
- Exercise 23, Models on the catwalk and competitions, p. 55
- Exercise 21, Mr Jim Shanahan and Ms Rosie McCarthy, pp. 58-62.
- Exercise 25, Brain injury awareness week: pp. 62-63
- Now turn to Exercise 28, Dr Keith Ablow, Yik Yakking, p. 71
- Exercise 29, Mr Roger Tindall, Ms Claire Hong, Free Speech Matters, p. 72
- Exercise 30, Ms Holly Winter, Race hate laws: why they must stay; p. 73.
- Exercise 31, Chris Berg: if you’re worried about privacy …”; p 74
- Turn to Exercise 34, on pp. 70-73, Mr Louv and “Prescription Nature”
- Exercise 33: Seashells Newsletter; Ms Achton, pp. 78-79
To Purchase: Arguments and Persuasive Language: essays made easy (unlocks the key to an A+ essay)
- At the start: a plan of the core paragraph.
- Suggested pieces from a range of news sources
- We encourage you to get ahead: (Work through our exercises/suggested responses, practice writing analytical sentences and learn the metalanguage.)
- Please see our Tips and Answers: Arguments and Language
- Please see this homework tasks page for suggested editorials to tackle.
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