Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Peer learning in action!

April 2015

Today Dara Keenan took time out of his busy Leaving cert schedule to come into our class in 5th year English and provide us with his knowledge of the language of persuasion. Dara is a very successful debater and has lots of experience with using the language of persuasion when debating on behalf of the school at a very high level.

Dara was able to give us some useful tips for our leaving cert on how to write a speech. Some of these tips included the structure of the speech, using anecdotes and how to make certain things sound better than they are which my whole class found very helpful! Dara was able to go through every aspect of the speech making sure we could pick up the most points possible which I was very thankful for. I learned a lot from what Dara said, the speech and persuasive language questions seem that much easier to approach now.

Dara grabbed the classes’ attention right from the start, everyone felt he was a great speaker and would love to hear more from him. I think the whole class came out of it having gained new knowledge on the language of persuasion.

I felt it was a very good experience learning from other students and learning about their view and opinions on certain subjects.

-Conor montayne 5th year student



MR. DARA KEENAN TEACHING  THE LANGUAGE OF PERSUASION!


5TH YEARS BUSY TAKING DOWN KEY POINTS!