Section B: Writing 2 Writing to argue Student Book Page 86 Activity 2 Study the letter ‘Have Your Say’ on page 85. Match the features of the writing listed in the first column below to examples taken from the letter. The first two are done for you. Features of writing Examples from the letter Makes clear opening statements. ‘It’s time we got rid of school uniform. No one I know likes wearing it.’ Tries to make the reader think this is a good idea. ‘Pupils would be much happier if they could wear their own clothes to school.’ Moves on to a new point. Writes in the present tense. States opinion as fact. Uses ‘we’ to get the reader on her side. Uses rhetorical questions to make the reader think. Gives evidence from own experience to support argument. Uses an exclamation to emphasise a point.