Unit 1 - Using Language to Persuade - Introduction

Reason For Learning

Knowing how writers or speakers use language or visuals (charts, photos, pictures, graphs, cartoons, etc.) to persuade their audience is an important part of the VCE EAL course. Showing that you understand how language is used to persuade is part of several SACs and the final exam in Units 1 through to Unit 4. This introduction helps you understand the who, what, when, where, how and why of Using Language to Persuade (ULP).

Learning Intention

By the end of this learning bite - and after you have also completed classwork and home learning based on both the Green Book and Blue Book - you will have a clearer understanding of what writers or speakers do to try to persuade readers or listeners. You will be able to recognise the writer's contention, main points and tone. You will be able to describe in writing and verbally the possible effect of the writer's words and visuals on the audience. You will be shown how to complete a grid to demonstrate your knowledge.

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