Responding

DISCUSS V ARGUE

What's the difference between these two instructions? 🤔
If you are DISCUSSING an issue or idea, for example, you do not need to arrive at a decision or recommendation. However, you may provide points for or against. This means you would need to engage with the topic from different perspectives.
 
If you are ARGUING about a topic, then you should be taking a stance and making a bit of a case for or against a particular point of view.
 
DISCUSS is the instructional word more likely to appear in an ATAR examination.
 
Our next post will give you some terrific sentence starters and connectives to use in your essays when tackling a DISCUSS topic 👍

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