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Persuasive Essay Task

Our$unit$has$been$exploring$the$statement:$
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Language has the power to create an unjust


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society.

Your$task$is$to$decide%whether%this%statement%is%true%or%not,!and$to$
persuade!the!reader!that!your!position!is!correct.!!
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Your$ essay$ should$ be! 132! pages! in! length.! It$ should$ be$ formally$
written,!including$an!introduction!and!conclusion.!You$will$need$to$
include$ at$ least! three! pieces! of! evidence! (such! as! examples! of!
unjust! language! and! its! effects! on! society)! and! 3! persuasive!
techniques!in$your$response.$$
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When$structuring$an!essay!remember!to!include:!!
1. An$introduction,$at$least$3$paragraphs$and$a$conclusion.$$
a. Each$paragraph$should$include:$$
i. Topic!Sentence:$This$sentence$outlines$the$main$
idea$that$will$be$presented$in$the$paragraph.$
ii. Details!or!Examples:$This$is$the$part$of$the$
paragraph$that$presents$details,$facts,$examples,$
quotes$and$arguments$that$support$the$main$idea.$
1. Quotes$
2. Statistics!(you!will!need!to!research!and!
find!these)$
3. Anecdotes!(your!own!personal!
encounter)!$
iii. Conclusion!Sentence:$This$sentence$summarizes$
the$main$idea$of$the$paragraph.$It$may$also$lead$the$
reader$to$the$topic$of$the$next$paragraph.$
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Analysing!
Response!to!
statement!of!inquiry!

Organising!

Evidence!

Persuasive!
techniques!

Transitions!

Closing!paragraph!

7#8!

The$response$to$the$
statement$is$original$
and$clearly$stated$and$
the$main$points$to$be$
discussed$in$the$essay$
are$outlined$in$the$
introduction.$

Includes$3$or$more$
pieces$of$highly$
relevant$evidence$
that$support$the$
position$statement.$$
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Includes$3$or$
more$highly$
effective$
persuasive$
techniques.$The$
writer$
anticipates$the$
readers$
concerns,$biases$
or$arguments$
and$has$provided$
at$least$1$
counterH
argument.$

A$variety$of$
thoughtful$
transitions$are$used.$
They$clearly$show$
how$ideas$are$
connected$and$link$
back$to$the$overall$
argument.
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The$conclusion$is$strong$and$
leaves$the$reader$solidly$
understanding$the$writers$
position.$Effective$
restatement$of$the$position$
statement$begins$the$closing$
paragraph.$$

5H6$

The$response$to$the$
statement$is$clearly$
stated$and$the$main$
points$to$be$discussed$
in$the$essay$are$
outlined$in$the$
introduction.$

Includes$3$or$more$
pieces$of$evidence$
(facts,$statistics,$
examples,$realHlife$
experiences)$that$
support$the$position$
statement.$
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Includes$3$or$
more$highly$
effective$
persuasive$
techniques.$

A$variety$of$
thoughtful$
transitions$are$used.$
They$clearly$show$
how$ideas$are$
connected$

The$conclusion$is$strong$and$
leaves$the$reader$solidly$
understanding$the$writers$
position.$The$authors$
position$is$restated$within$
the$first$two$sentences$of$the$
closing$paragraph.$

3H4$

The$response$to$the$
statement$is$clearly$
outlined$in$the$
introduction.$

Includes$2$pieces$of$
evidence$(facts,$
statistics,$examples,$
realHlife$
experiences)$that$
support$the$position$
statement$
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Includes$2$or$
more$persuasive$
techniques.$$

Transitions$show$
how$ideas$are$
connected,$but$there$
is$little$variety.$

The$conclusion$is$
recognisable.$The$authors$
position$is$restated$within$
the$first$two$sentences$of$the$
closing$paragraph.$

1H2$

The$introduction$
outlines$some$or$all$of$
the$main$points$to$be$
discussed$but$does$not$
name$the$response$to$
the$statement.$$$

Includes$1$pieces$of$
evidence$(facts,$
statistics,$examples,$
realHlife$
experiences).$
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Has$only$
includes$1$
effective$
persuasive$
technique.$

Some$transitions$
work$well,$but$some$
connections$
between$ideas$are$
fuzzy.$$$

The$authors$position$is$
restated$within$the$closing$
paragraph,$but$not$near$the$
beginning.$$

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The$introduction$does$
not$describe$the$
response$to$the$
statement$and$does$not$
preview$what$will$be$
discussed$in$the$body$of$
the$essay.$$$

Did$not$include$any$
evidence$to$support$
the$position$
statement.$

Has$not$used$
persuasive$
techniques.$$

The$transitions$
between$ideas$are$
unclear$or$nonH
existent.$$$$

There$is$no$conclusion$$the$
essay$just$ends.$$

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