HIGHER / INTERMEDIATE 2 DISCURSIVE WRITING. WS 2012. ARGUMENTATIVE PROVIDES INFORMATION COVERING BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. TRIES TO BE FACTUAL AND UNBIASED. THE CONCLUSION WEIGHS UP BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT AND SUGGESTS ON BALANCE, THE BEST OPTION. PERSUASIVE
PROVIDES INFORMATION COVERING BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE.
TRIES TO BE FACTUAL AND UNBIASED.
THE CONCLUSION WEIGHS UP BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT AND SUGGESTS ON BALANCE, THE BEST OPTION.
AIMS TO PERSUADE THE READER TO A PARTICULAR POINT OF VIEW.
ADDRESSES OPPOSING ARGUMENTS ONLY TO SHOW WHY THIS LINE OF ARGUMENT IS FLAWED/WRONG.DISCURSIVE WRITING
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Reasons Against:Using Animals for Scientific Testing
The opening of your essay is important. It should capture the reader’s attention in some way or another.
It should avoid being bland or dull.
It should invite the reader to read on ….
The following methods are suggestions. It is up to you to decide which style best suits your topic.
The cruel and selfish nature of man is never more evident than in a science laboratory, particularly if you are a lab animal.
Animal testing is a
subject about which
Whilst working for the periodical Animal’s Agenda, I discovered disturbing research projects on primates. I witnessed one researcher who was depriving infant rhesus monkeys of key nutrients and studying the results, such as chronic diarrhoea and neural impairment, and another researcher who was learning how to bolt the heads of three-month-old monkeys into a restraint device and injecting chemicals into their brains to induce seizures. In other experiments, baby monkeys were separated from their mothers so researchers could study conditions like depression, aggression, and mother-infant bonding.
On any one glorious day, a number of animals may be exposed to chemicals and extreme ultra violet light so that you may safely wear sunscreen with confidence.
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As a result,
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