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When it comes to writing in English, there are two main styles of writing – formal and informal. Consider these two examples:

Example 1: This is to inform you that your book has been rejected by our publishing company as it was not up to the required standard. In case you would like us to reconsider it, we would suggest that you go over it and make some necessary changes.

Example 2: You know that book I wrote? Well, the publishing company rejected it. They thought it was awful. But hey, I did the best I could, and I think it was great. I’m not gonna redo it the way they said I should.

The difference between the two is obvious. The first one is formal, and the second is informal. But what is it that makes them formal and informal?

It is the style of writing, or the way we use words to say what we want to say. Different situations call for different ways of putting words together. The way we write in academic and scientific settings differs greatly from the way we write to a friend or close one. The tone, vocabulary, and syntax, all change as the occasion changes. This difference in the styles of writing is the difference between formality and informality, or the difference between formal and informal writing. 

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Differences between Informative and Persuasive Presentations•In an informative presentation,you simply convey your information accurately;in a persuasive presentation,you seek to influence the thinking, feeling, and/or deciding of your audience. oExamples of an Informative and Persuasive ThesesInformative Thesis“A new solar panel has been developed that can power an entire city for days and is less expensive than traditional fuel.”Persuasive Thesis“Solar power is the ideal form of power because it is clean, cost effective, and sustainable.”•In an informative presentation,you simply present the sides of an issue;in a persuasive presentation,you ask your audience to take sideson an issue. oExamples of an Informative and Persuasive Main PointsInformative Main Point“Some college students enjoy living on campus because of the convenience.”Persuasive Main Point“Living on campus is more enjoyable than living off campus because of the convenience it offers.”•In an informative presentation,you do not call theaudience to action; in a persuasive presentation,you typically do. oExamples of an Informative and Persuasive ConclusionsInformative Conclusion“Thousands of automobile deaths each year aren’t “just random”; rather,they occur because drivers and passengers didn’t take the time to ‘click it.’Persuasive Conclusion“Remember, don’t be a statistic. Take the time to fasten your seat belt every time you get in the car. And make sure you ask your passengers to buckle up as well. Adapted from Effective Presentations,Morgan & Natt, 3rdEdition, 2013

Persuasive is your trying to convince someone of something, using all your best arguments! (e.g. all school pupils should get free ipads because it will help them with their studies!)

With informative, your not giving the reader your opinion, it's all facts to inform (tell) them about something.



Primary Learning (KS1/KS2)

Hi!

In persuasive writing you are trying to get someone to do something, think something or buy something - therefore you have a very obvious opinion on the thing you are writing about. You would also have to think very carefully about the reasons that would persuade that person. 

For informative writing, you are giving the person all of the information: the facts about the topic. You give them ALL the information, therefore there is less opinion in it. You are just giving them the facts to allow them to choose. 


For example an informative article about the newest iPhone would tell you the battery life, the facilities, the cost, how it works, how many have been sold, what kind of person might buy it and perhaps the things people have found good or bad about it.  A persuasive article about the newest iPhone, one that is trying to get you to buy it, would tell you all of the good things about, it would exaggerate saying it's the best and most advanced smart phone around, it's ahead of its time, everyone will want one. It will make the phone sound irresistable - and it definitely would not give any negative points about it! 


I hope that's helpful! If you have any other questions then please let me know =  

Persuasive writing is indirect speech which can semi modal verbs of intention, for example should, could would in order to convince on a written  piece of work. an example of a sentence is, we should eat our vegetables in order to stay healthy. The difference with informative writing is to provide factual unadulterated  information about a particular topic, the type of writing that is incorporated is direct speech. For example the flight to London will depart in 10 mins 

Persuasive writing, as the word persuasive means, is a convincing form of speech, which allows through solid facts and elements connected to the case, will help you to persuade your auditory, as Cicero demonstrated in his Orationes in Catilinam.

As for the informative writing, we must inform our reader through an objective and more describing content. 

Here is the main difference between both of them.

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Alexandre Solca

Hamayon, Persuasive writing is when you are trying to CONVINCE someone of an event that has taken place while Informative writing is when you want to CONVEY a message to someone, regardkess if they believe you or not.

Hi hamayon,

When you are writing persuasively, you are trying to convince the other person of your point of view. Take for example a discussion you are having with your best friend about which singer you prefer. If you were persuasively writing you would say things like:

'but my singer is better because she can hit higher notes and she has a nicer voice'.

Informative writing is not looking to make the other person see your point of view, it is simply giving them the facts. So the same conversation would go like this:

'My singer can hit higher notes and has a better voice'.

Persuasive writing is your opinion, informative writing is factual.

Hope this helps,

Francis

Persuasive writing is you making the reader want to do something, by combining facts with opinions.

Informative writing is just giving the facts and imparting all your knowledge about the subject to the reader.

Hope this helps

Sasha

Informative writing involves the writing of facts with no bias, i.e. no side takes preference. Persuasive writing, on the other hand, is when you are writing to convince the reader of a viewpoint or fact. 

Hope this helps!

Hi,

Informative writing is basically writing about facts and persuasive is when you're trying to convince the reader that ,for example, why one product is better than anything else. 

Hope this helps :-) 

Informative simply means you are giving information. Often you are providing general information as well as balanced information on both sides. A well written/presented informative speech will be mostly neutral on the issue. 

In a persuasive speech you are trying to persuade the audience on a particular issue. While you want to provide general information, you are more concerned with illustrating the strengths of your point of view and either down playing or dismissing the other point(s) of view. A persuasive speech is by nature very bias towards one side of an issue.

Hope that helped 


James

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