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Week 1 Lesson 2: Overview of persuasive techniques and understanding what a contention is
Transcript of Week 1 Lesson 2: Overview of persuasive techniques and understanding what a contention is
Quick write: Marriage equality
1. We will watch three short videos on the issue of marriage equality.
2. Then, working individually, you will do a quick write using the recommended structure for a contention:
If you are in favour:
"Marriage equality should be legalised because (reason 1), reason 2) and (reason 3)".
If you are against it:
"Marriage equality should not be legalised because (reason 1), reason 2) and (reason 3)".
3. We have five minutes.
4. Class discussion to follow.
LI: To gain an overview of persuasive techniques and to understand what a contention is.
SC: Students will be able to explain three persuasive techniques and know how to structure a contention.
Overview of common persuasive techniques
Overview video: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/the-definitive-guide-to-the-gay-marriage-debate/news-story/91c84777fa841e96ac0d01ff8e7ed474
1. Working individually.
2. Write a contention for one of the following issues.
3. Use the recommended structure:
"(Yes/no on issue) because (reason 1), reason 2) and (reason 3)".
4. We have seven minutes.