6Get out! You can persuade people with words? Sure. Check out these great persuaders with words.
7Hitler, martin luther king, rosa parks (leader of civil rights movement got arrested for sitting at the front of a bus with white people when there were no seats left. Queen elizabeth 1st- great speaker, obama, julia gillard (good persuader despite the aussie nasal accent)
8So what’s with using lame graphics like us in this powerpoint? Teacher thought it would make the power point more interesting. It’s also a touch of parody to make things more persuasive.
9I’m sick of your questions What’s a parody? Hey do you want to go out tonight?I’m sick of your questions
11The power of persuasive techniques power point Here are some techniques to help make your writing more persuasive.
12PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 1: AlliterationRepeating the first sound of different words is alliteration. They also start with the same letter. Eg; To argue like that makes those people cruel, calculating and corrupt!
20PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 2 REPETITION Repetition of words creates emphasis. Eg: We must all try to write with purpose, write with feeling and write using techniques to persuade. Using the word ‘write’ 3 times gives it more emphasis.
21Write a sentence that uses repetition. 1 minute to practice:Write a sentence that uses repetition.
23A question which does not require an answer. RHETORICAL QUESTIONA question which does not require an answer.This type of question is so obvious it does not need an answer and it can help toreinforce a point.Don’t you think?
25PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 4Tone of VoiceTone of writer’s voice: ridicule, sarcastic, negative, aggressive, supportive, sympathetic, rational, even-handed, gentle..
26The tone of a piece of writing is the emotion of the writer that comes through when it is read. The tone in a piece of writing can help to persuade the reader. There can be a balanced, fair tone, an angry tone, an exaggerated tone, a sarcastic tone, etc
28Write a sentence about Facebook with an angry tone. 1 minute to practice:TONE OF VOICEWrite a sentence about Facebook with an angry tone.
29Write a sentence about Facebook with an gentle tone. 1 minute to practice:TONE OF VOICEWrite a sentence about Facebook with an gentle tone.
30PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 5: Metaphors/simileMetaphors and Similes are used in figurative language to compare and contrast different objects or ideas. They are formed when words are put together so skilfully they conjure up pictures in the minds of the reader.
31A simile: “This issue is like a hot potato and no one wants to touch it.” A simile makes comparisons using the words “like” and “as”.
33A metaphor: “ This issue is like a boat on rough water A metaphor: “ This issue is like a boat on rough water. Everyone has an opinion that is tossed around.”A metaphor makes symbolic and direct comparisonsbetween two objects.
34Write a sentence that uses a metaphor or simile 1 minute to practice:Write a sentence that uses a metaphor or simile
36PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 6: Emotive LanguageLike many persuasive techniques, emotive appeals aim to engage people’s feelings, not logic or reason. If a writer can manipulate a reader to feel a certain way, that reader should be more likely to agree with the writer’s overall contention. Often writers will use other forms of persuasive language techniques in order to appeal to people’s emotions.
37Write a sentence that uses emotive language 1 minute to practice:Write a sentence that uses emotive language
38An example of persuasive writing from 1950. Use of expert opinionAlliterationrepetitionhyperboleEmotional appealInclusive languageAn example of persuasive writing from 1950.
39PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 7: HyperboleUse of exaggeration in your writing to persuade the reader. Eg: This handout is the most amazing, wonderful and the greatest thing in the universe. Forceful and overblown language to get the point across.
40Write a sentence that uses hyperbole 1 minute to practice:Write a sentence that uses hyperbole
42PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 8: Expert Opinion/QuotesUsing an expert or important person’s opinion to make your argument seem more convincing. Experts are often called upon to make one side seem stronger and more believable. Here’s a quote from Albert Einstein…………
47PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUE 9: Anecdote/ personal experience Anecdotes and personal experiences are stories involving real life events, a true story. Such stories can be used to back up an argument. To support a contention, and to make themselves appear more credible, writers often use personal anecdotes. Eg text; “I can tell you that, as a teenager, it can sometimes be very difficult to get up in the morning when you have spent most of the night social networking!”
481 minute to practice:Write a sentence that uses personal experience or an anecdote about the topic of using computers.
55In Term 2 of this year you will be required to write a persuasive essay for the NAPLAN test. You will use some of these techniques you have practiced during this power point in your essay. Over the coming weeks we will be practicing aspects of NAPLAN and preparing you to write.
56Expert opinion/use of quotes Anecdote/personal experience Here are 10 examples of Persuasive techniquesAlliterationRepetitionRhetorical QuestionTone of VoiceMetaphors & SimilesEmotive languageHyperboleExpert opinion/use of quotesAnecdote/personal experienceInclusive language