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!’ In this class, students will get an overview of how to structure opinion writing.  You will use the opinion of a marathon runner above to address the issue of running a marathon as a charity hero. You will learn how to present the stance of your writing, the different ways to get your opinion across and how to structure your writing so that is flows freely and importantly does not contradict its own opinion!

Being able to express your opinion in a clear, concise and structured manner is essential for students to succeed in English.  For more sessions to perfect your opinion writing we recommend trying our bank of Opinion Writing classes which include: Introduction to Opinion WritingMarathon TopicAre Zoos Cruel?

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, to learn the essential tools for opinion writing.  This class is also useful for older students who need a refresher or higher ability younger pupils. 

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.
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