Opinion Writing: Marathon Hero

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Key takeaways
An understanding of the purpose of opinion writing.
An overview of key persuasive techniques.
How to structure an argument.
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

‘No-one in their right mind would run a marathon!’...do you know how you would write for and against this argument? In this class, students will get an overview of how to structure opinion writing using the opinion of a marathon runner to address the issue of running a marathon as a charity hero. Students will learn how to present a stance, different ways to get their opinion across and how to structure their writing so that is flows freely and does not contradict itself!

This class is aimed at students in Years 7 and 8 but being able to form opinions and support them is a skill that can be used across many subjects as well as in life so this class is beneficial to all students!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for pupils in Years 7-8 or S1- S2 or any student who likes writing.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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