Writing an argument or discussion piece

Challenge reference: 4879

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify the key features of argument/discussion writing and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen attentively and respond to texts in this genre.

  2. Write a simple argument on a familiar topic.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to a variety of texts in this genre
    • Discuss suitable titles for an argument
    • Give oral evidence or examples to back up points
    • Explain the difference between fact and opinion
    • Share a personal opinion
    • Write a title to an argument
    • Write an opening paragraph explaining what the debate is about
    • Write short paragraphs 'for' and 'against'
    • Give evidence or examples to back up points
    • Write a conclusion re-stating the topic discussed and giving an opinion
    • Use present tense verbs [unless writing about history]
    • Use 3rd person