Rainforest and Persuasive Texts Essay

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ELL152 ELL152 Effective Written Communication

Lecture TEN: Topic 8a Part 1: Critical Analysis: i 8 Cii l l i Persuasive Texts Persuasive Texts

Language strand Language strand

Review of the text types presented in the previous topics the previous topics

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Purpose Organising & classifying information Recording what has occurred

Text type Information Report Chronicle




i) ii) iii) iv) v)

Personal recount; Autobiographical recount; Biographical recount; Bi hi l t Historical recount Historical account

Comparing things

Comparative Report Explaining how & why Explanation i) things occur ii) iii) v) iv)

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Sequential explanation; Causal explanation; Factorial explanation; Co seque t a e p a at o Consequential explanation

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Text structure (stages) Text structure (stages)
Text type Stages Information General statement of identification defining & Report classifying phenomenon ^ Description(s) ^ (Conclusion) Chronicle: Orientation/Background ^ Record of Events ^ i) Reco nts Evaluation Recounts

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Orientation/Background ^ Account of Events ^ Evaluation Comparative General statement of identification ^ Comparative Report description ^ (Summary or Deduction) Explanation General statement of identification ^ Explanation sequences ^ (Summary or Deduction)
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ii) Account

Topic 8: Persuasive texts Topic 8: Persuasive texts
There are a range of texts used to h f d develop arguments and to discuss d l t d t di issues. These may be broadly classified i Th b b dl l ifi d as persuasive texts. as persuasive texts
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persuasive texts persuasive texts
i.e. they are the texts we use in the academic context in order to: 1) argue a case; 1) 2) critically analyse data. 2) critically analyse data

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persuasive texts persuasive texts
Two types: 1. Analytical exposition Analytical exposition 2. Analytical discussion

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1: analytical exposition 1: analytical exposition
We use the text type Analytical exposition in order to: • persuade people to agree with one point of view; or view; or • challenge the point of view of others;

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2: analytical discussion 2: analytical discussion
We use the text type Analytical discussion in order to: • evaluate issues and make judgments from different perspectives different perspectives

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Other persuasive texts Oth i t t critical response used to respond critically to the message of other texts; challenge used to challenge other perspectives on used to challenge other perspectives on issues
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persuasive texts persuasive texts towards a critical stance

analytical discussion analytical exposition y p

critical response challenge g

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1: analytical exposition
Stages: • Identification/background; • Thesis; • Arguments 1‐n • Reinforcement of thesis Reinforcement of thesis • (Recommendation)

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analytical expositions y p
In the Identification or Background stage, the In the Identification or Background stage, the phenomenon being investigated is identified and (where necessary) defined. Relevant factual (where ti & Identification Id tifi necessary) defined Relevant factual Relevant definition of information about the phenomenon is also factual phenomenon information i f ti provided, e.g. (text 8.1) id d ( 8 1)
Rainforests are closed forests which are found in patches along the east coast of Australia. In NSW, the Forestry Commission estimates that there are currently 253,000 hectares of rainforest estimates that there are currently 253 000 hectares of rainforest remaining of which almost 70% is in State Forests (Stacey, 1995:35). At present these areas are logged by both selective and ) p gg y 13 clearfelling methods…….