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Practice – Persuasive analytical writing

In this activity you will practise analysing and identifying the three text types presented in this unit: descriptive, analytical, and persuasive analytical.

Read the following essay question.

'Whether we find it easy to accept or not, it is lifestyle factors which are the major contributors to increased risk of serious heart disease’ (Smith 2001)'.
Discuss this claim.

There are three questions in this practice activity. Each text is an excerpt from a student’s response to the essay question.

At the end of each text you will find three descriptions of the writing style – primarily descriptive, primarily analytical, and primarily persuasive analytical.

Select the most appropriate description for the text.

Review the main components of each text type if you need to.

Select 'See why' in the right-hand column to check your understanding with ours.