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Sep 6, 2013

Discursive/Argumentative writing

Discursive and Argumentative writing

Hello S4 students!

We have now read and talked about the layout and structure of Discursive and Argumentative essays. We went through the notes and you have examples you can read and analyse to help you as a guide to your own writing. So now it is your turn! Your assignment is to write a Discursive or an Argumentative essay on ONE of the following topics:

Capital Punishment

Shcool Uniform

Animal rights

Nuclear power as an alternative energy source

The importance of art in education


Observe that I am only proposing a list of topics, NOT a list of possible titles. I will NOT accept topics as titles for your essays.

You MUST formulate either a motion or a statement in relation to the topics, e.g. «The city should open a public hospital for pets», (as a statement for an argumentative essay), or «Is Nuclear Power our best option in the search for alternative energy sources?» (as a proposition for a discursive essay)

Remember to use the viewpoints (historical, social, economic, moral, religious, logical, etc. any viewpoint that helps you organize your ideas)

TURN IN DATE IS 18/09. That means, our next class, which is in 12 days’ time.



Jul 31, 2013

Summary Writing 2.0


  1. How do you feel about robots? Do you think they should be made to look and behave as humanly as possible? What should they be used for? What are the advantages and disadvantages of their having been invented?
  2. Read Text10A and say in one sentence what it is about.
  3. Research: What features are characteristic of advertising style? Find examples of advertising style and vocabulary in the text and explain what effect they have in this context.
  4. Write a one-paragraph TV or magazine advertisement for Wakamaru.
  5. Complete Worksheet for text 10A.
  6. Read  Text10B and make a chart of two columns to state the similarities and differences between the two texts in content and style.
  7. Write one complex sentence in your own words describing how the humanoid robotic head is able to copy human facial expressions. (Be attentive to accuracy and concision)
  8. Write a brief (200-220 words) summary about the benefits and drawbacks of owning Wakamaru or Jules.