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Discursive writing


This revision bite looks more closely at the second purpose of writing which is examined in Standard Grade English - to deploy ideas and argue.

This means that you are expected to discuss a given topic and to present an argument related to it.

Organising a discursive essay

There are three basic structures (ways of organising) for the discursive essay -

  • you argue strongly for a given discussion topic
  • you argue strongly against a given discussion topic
  • you argue about a given discussion topic in a balanced way.

Ideally, you should read these over (and complete any accompanying tasks) before you attempt the test bite. Good luck!


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