A single A4 sheet giving examples of around 30 different persuasive techniques used by advertisers in particular. Each comes with an example of how it can be used by students to analyse or create texts with the purpose to persuade. The devices are placed into four categories ranging from * to **** depending on their complexity - I used this to encourage students to incorporate some of the more complex devices into their own work. This can be done through goal-setting, i.e. suggest that able writers must include a total of 15 *s in their work, etc.


  • Persuasive Devices.pdf

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Created: Aug 22, 2008

Updated: Sep 9, 2014

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  • 5
    user avatartperr11a year agoreport

    Excellent handout for students to refer to.

  • 4
    user avatarwallee09a year agoreport

    I like the inclusion of ratings for the different devices. Top resource!

  • 4
    user avatardofflesa year agoreport

    Just the job! Thanks

  • 5
    user avatargreenkima year agoreport

    This is just what I was looking for - fab! Thanks.

  • 5
    user avatarkilleeney3 years agoreport

    Very Good, just what I was looking for my 2nd year English Class