Analysing and presenting argument In this area of study students focus on the analysis and construction of texts that attempt to influence an audience.
Students read a range of texts that attempt to position audiences in a variety of ways. They explore the use of language for persuasive effect and the structure and presentation of argument. They consider different types of persuasive language, including written, spoken, and visual, and combinations of these, and how language is used to position the reader.
Students consider the contention of texts; the development of the argument including logic and reasoning, tone and bias; and the intended audience. Students consider how authors craft texts to support and extend the impact of an argument.
Students consider the persuasive impact of tone, diction and audience
engagement in the presentation of a viewpoint.
- Teacher: Cornel Laub