Writing Techniques & Tips

Writing techniques are one of the most important aspects for whatever you write. Used correctly, they can make the story more interesting , whether that by by using descriptive words, or adding in punctuation to add just the right effect. In this , I will demonstrate how to use those two aspects, and other various things, to make your story more appealing and interesting for the reader!


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7. Techniques-A FOREST

When writing any  persuasive piece, which you will need to do when taking your GCSEs, it is important that you include all techniques listed in the term 'A FOREST.' The name is an easy way to remember what the techniques are. I will list them below:

Alliteration

Facts

Opinions

Rhetorical questions

Emotive language

Statistics

Triplets

In this chapter, I will demonstrate how to use them effectively for a persuasive piece. I will do so by showing each technique in practise, and piecing them together to create a persuasive letter to a head teacher about uniform.

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Alliteration

This is where you use words consecutively which have the same starting letter.  

E.G.: Uniform unifies our school

 

Facts

This is where something is indisputably true.

E.G.: Bullying is a problem which would only be exacerbated by non uniform being put in place

 

Opinions

This is where you state the beliefs of either yourself or others

E.G.: Pupil Thomas Grapevine says ' I believe  that non uniform would cause so many problems at our school. It simply isn't a good idea.'

 

Rhetorical questions

This is where you ask questions, however clearly do not expect nor give an answer.

E.G.: Do you want the school to look scruffy? Do you want your pupils to be bullied even more?

 

Emotive language

This is where you use words that will make your reader feel a certain emotion.

E.G.: Think of how many pupils would get bullied because of a decision that you made.

 

Statistics

These are figures from research, surveys, etc etc.

E.G.: Schools that have a non uniform policy in place in our area have over 75% of their pupils bullied.

 

Triplets (otherwise known as The Power of Three)

This is when you use three words in order to create impact. It is even more effective when you combine it with alliteration.

E.G.: It would be appalling, awful and abysmal to put students at King George's School through this.

 

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Okay, so I am now going to piece these techniques from A FOREST in order to make a compelling letter regarding school uniform. Remember to write formally for letters to important  figures, like your head teacher. Also remember to put at the end 'Yours sincerely', as this is a formality. (The names used in this letter are not real)

Dear Mr Baxter,

I am writing to express to you why you implanting a non uniform policy at King George's School is not a good idea. Uniform unifies our school. It shows and gives true pride, both to the pupils and the staff. It also shows the high standard of which our school is at.Do you want the school to look scruffy? Do you want your pupils to be bullied even more?

Bullying would become an even worse problem than it is currently, due to the fact that pupils would feel pressured to keep up with the 'Latest Trends', and would get harassed for their clothes not being 'cool.' Bullying is a problem which would only be exacerbated by non uniform being put in place, and just think of how many pupils would get bullied because of a decision that you made.

Schools that have a non uniform policy in place in our area have over 75% of their pupils bullied.It would be appalling, awful and abysmal to put students at King George's School through this.

Students at our school agree with this. Pupil Thomas Grapevine says "I believe  that non uniform would cause so many problems at our school. It simply isn't a good idea."

I hope you take these points into the upmost consideration when deciding on your decision.

Yours sincerely,

Enya Sanders

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I hope this chapter will help you write persuasive pieces in the future! 

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