Our Argument Techniques program was perfected during our Zoom classes in 2020/2021 (Term 1). This program provides an up-to-date, easier, smarter and more effective approach to Arguments and Persuasive Techniques. (55 pages)
It consists of a main opinion piece: Josh Franke is a 62-year-old ice addict who argues for reform of drug-related laws. There is one image, and 18 comments (attacking or defending Josh Franke) — all of which showcase a range of persuasive techniques.
This Argument Techniques Program equips students with the appropriate meta-linguistic tools to evaluate an argument.
Q & A: students’ questions and assessor’s comments
Techniques: 1-10 techniques with model analytical sentences
Model paragraphs; table formats and Steps 1-4
Comparisons: use comparative terminology
Students’ paragraphs and essays and assessor’s commentary
Appendix 1: summary/checklist of paragraph and metalanguage tied to the meaning of the text.
Appendix 2: summary of persuasive techniques
Appendix 3: tone terminology/schedule and exercises.