Persuasive Writing

See what you can achieve by completing the Persuasive Writing Level.
What you can do now What you will be able to do at the end
of the Persuasive Writing Level
Taken from the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Report on complex issues, underlining the relevant salient issues

Expand and support points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples

Express your point of view at some length

Write lengthy reports on complex subjects

Express yourself precisely, differentiating the finer shades of meaning in more complex situations

Write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps your reader notice and remember significant points

Write effective summaries of professional documents


Consistently maintain a high degree of grammatical control

Make very few grammatical errors that are difficult to spot

Maintain consistent grammatical control of complex language


Use a wide range of words and expressions to express yourself in an appropriate style on professional topics

Confidently overcome any gaps in your knowledge with circumlocutions

Not make any major vocabulary errors

Use a broad range of words and expressions and have an awareness of connotative levels of meaning

Consistently use wide range of correct and appropriate vocabulary

Spelling and Punctuation

Correctly spell most words (although slight errors may occur)

Use a wide range of punctuation marks (although some slight errors may occur)

Spell most words correctly apart from a few occasional slips

Use a wide range of appropriate punctuation marks to effectively guide your reader through your texts


Use organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices effectively

Write clear, well-structured, and detailed texts

Emphasise the most important issues in your writing

Select a writing style that is appropriate for the reader

Create coherent and cohesive documents, making full and appropriate use of a variety of organisational patterns and a wide range of connectors and other cohesive devices

Write clear, smoothly flowing text in an appropriate style

Use idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms correctly and appropriately

Flexibly reformulate ideas in differing linguistic forms to convey finer shades of meaning precisely, to differentiate and to eliminate ambiguity


Use layout and paragraphing that is consistently helpful for your reader

Provide an appropriate and effective logical structure which helps the reader to find significant points

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