‘Persuade’ synonym word bank

‘Persuade’ synonym word bank

Language Analysis is all about how the author persuades. That means in all your essays, the word ‘persuade’ is bound to be present in almost every sentence. Here is an example in a response to the 2009 VCAA exam:   Voxi employs inclusive language such as “we” in an attempt to persuade readers to also feel a sense of excitement towards future technological developments. However, if you’re repeatedly writing ‘persuade’ throughout your essay, it will become repetitive and bland. So to make it easier for you, below is a list of synonyms for the word ‘persuade’. Next time you write an essay, hopefully it won’t be littered with ‘persuade’ but other vocabulary…

195 tones for language analysis

195 tones for language analysis

  Positive Tones Reactive Positive and Quiet Positive thoughts Positive and caring Positive and lively Amazed Astonished Attentive Curious Eager Interested Keen Polite Startled Stunned Surprised Calm Casual Collected Composed Content Peaceful Pleasant Relaxed Relieved Serene   Appreciative Approving Assuring Confident Determined Encouraging Grateful Hopeful Inspiring Optimistic Pleased Promising Proud Respectful Reverent Sanguine Satisfied Thankful     Affectionate Benevolent Compassionate Concerned Considerate Consoling Empathetic Empathetic Friendly Loving Merciful Passionate Romantic Soothing Supportive Sympathetic Thoughtful   Amiable Amused Cheerful Delighted Ecstatic Elated Energetic Enthusiastic Excited Exuberant Happy Humourous Jovial Joyful Jubilant Playful Vibrant Vivacious   Neutral Tones Admonitory Allusive Authoritative Balance Blunt Candid Colloquial Contemplative Controlled Conversational Discursive Distinct Emotive Evocative…

Keyed In analysis – VCAA exam 2009

Keyed In analysis – VCAA exam 2009

Information   Author: Voxi Type of article: Opinion piece Publisher: Clt Alt Date of publication: 23rd of May, 2009 Contention: We should embrace the digital technology as it has, and will continue to revolutionise our lives in regards to intelligence, convenience, communication and more. Number of article(s): 1 Number of image(s): 1 (not disclosed on VCAA website due to copyright laws) Source: VCAA website Note: Persuasive techniques can be interpreted in many ways. The examples given below are not the single correct answer. Only a selected number of persuasive techniques have been identified in this guide. Keyed In Persuasive techniqu : Imagery Example: ‘Keyed In’ Analysis: The term ‘keyed in’ depicts an image of…

Why your Language Analysis doesn’t score as well as it should

Why your Language Analysis doesn’t score as well as it should

  For many people Language Analysis is their downfall. Here is the main reason why. Many students don’t think about how language is used to persuade, instead they rely on lists of language techniques to tell them the answer. These sheets are usually distributed by teachers when you first start language analysis – see below. Whether or not you’ve seen that particular document before, you’ve probably got something similar. You’ve also probably thought, ‘this sheet is absolutely amazing – it has everything I need and it tells me how language persuades!’ – I know I did. Unfortunately, this mindset is wrong. Don’t fall into the trap like so many other students have over the years. The…

Taking Stock analysis – VCAA exam 2010

Taking Stock analysis – VCAA exam 2010

Information Author: Professor Chris Lee Type of article: Speech Publisher: None Date of publication: 25 – 27th October, 2010 Contention: We, as humans must consider our impact on biodiversity and take action to change our lifestyles before we damage the world beyond repair. Number of article(s): 1 Number of image(s): 2 Source: VCAA website Note: Persuasive techniques can be interpreted in many ways. The examples given below are not the single correct answer. Only a selected number of persuasive techniques have been identified in this guide. Taking Stock Analysis Persuasive technique: Reputable Source Example: ‘United Nations stated: “It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity in our…

How to prepare for a SAC Part 3 – Language Analysis

How to prepare for a SAC Part 3 – Language Analysis

This is part 3 of the ‘How To Prepare For a SAC’ trilogy – if you haven’t read the others click here. Here are the tips I have for preparing Language Analysis: Again, write essays. It is the best approach in utlising your knowledge, applying your analytical skills and developing your writing. Know your terminology. Make sure you brush up on the definitions of persuasive techniques. It’s not going to be a tick if you used metaphor instead of simile (I will be blogging about this in the near future because it’s a confused area for many students) or if you use alliteration instead of assonance. These mistakes do happen!…

10 Things To Look For In Cartoons

10 Things To Look For In Cartoons

The use of cartoons alongside articles has become more and more popular for School Accessed Courseworks (SACs) and end of year English exam. At first glance and even the second glance, cartoons may not always appear to contain great amounts of information for students to analyse. However, when students know what to look for, it can be a vital jump-start for an insightful cartoon analysis. After all, there is a reason why teachers and examiners choose to use cartoons. It is crucial that students develop a strong ability to analyse cartoons with or without written articles. While there are many resources helping students gain skills in analysing written articles, few…