ENG 4U 2011: Summarizing and Persuasion

The first half of class:

  • If you haven’t finished both summaries (in full paragraphs), work on them now.
  • Once you have finished these, you may use the remaining time to read for your independent study

In the second half of class, I want you to experiment with persuasion.  In a one page response explain whether or not you accept the central argument in the piece about Siri. To heighten the distinction between summary writing and persuasion, I’d like you to:

  • state your opinion openly and directly, preferably with attitude (a step most of you will find exceedingly easy to complete)
  • provide examples that connect to/support your opinion
  • use personal pronouns
  • use informal language





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