Thursday, 18 October 2007
Optional Homework Tasks - Using Connectives in a Discursive Essay
Connectives are important tools for structuring your essays. You can use them in all your writing (including History, Geography, Science, Music etc.). These are simple connectives:
my first point is to suggest...,
my second point is....,
These connectives can be used to pull your arguments together:
in such a way,
as we have seen,
an example of this is when...
in the light of this evidence, it could be suggested...
a key point to draw from this is...
Now for the clever-clogs part. Use these connectives to creates contrasts and suggest other points-of-view (counter-arguments):
critics of this plan have argued...
opponents to this viewpoint say...
Optional homework task: Write an essay on the following topic: 'Children should be seen and not heard.' Discuss' The challenge? Try to use at least seven of the connectives above!