Parent News Article Essay

Submitted By Gavman1998
Words: 498
Pages: 2

Parent News Article

ISSUE: The misuse of mobile phones

WRITER: John Black, Principal of Metro High School

EXPERIENCE: He has seen the misuse for years therefore he is credible

TEXT TYPE: Letter to the parents in the school newsletter

CONTENTION: No mobile phones will be permitted on school grounds

AUDIENCE: Parents and the school community

WHAT IS HE TRYING TO CONVINCE TO AUDIENCE TO DO (his purpose?): He wants parents to support him to support him in his decision and help enforce the new school rule

Introduction: Drawing on his extensive experience as an educationalist, John Black, principal of Metro High School, informs all parents and the student community of the new school rule. In the latest issue of Parent News, Black states, “no student will be allowed to bring a mobile phone onto school property.” In his letter, the Principal attempts to gain parental support and seeks their assistance in enforcing the new rule.

Body Paragraph 1: In his “Message from the Principal,” Black’s letter, which is clearly directed to the attention of all parents of Metro High, is strongly reinforcing the high educational standards of the school. The school’s use of prestigious symbols such as the laurel wreath and the graduate, convey the strong message that the school expects “excellence” from all of its students. In a firm tone, John Black states the serious consequences if students fail to adhere to the new school policy. Black provides parents with detailed examples of severe incidents that have occurred through the misuse of phones. “Students have attempted to cheat” and security “in tests and examinations” has been compromised. Parents may feel angered that their child’s education is being adversely affected. to cheat” and security “in tests and examinations” has been compromised. Parents may feel angered that their child’s education is being adversely affected and be concerned that the “severe disruptions” will “distract them from their studies.”

Body Paragraph 2: The use of the images on…