The Persuasive Introduction. Remember:. Leave out “I think,” “maybe,” and any other words that make you sound uncertain. Consider the format of the question. For this one, a persuasive essay, you should pick ONE side and stick with it.
You’re thinking about buying a used car. The salesman Jeff wants to PERSUADE you to purchase the car. Jeff says, “It might be a good car because it is kind of new, but it could also be a bad car to buy because it has a lot of miles and there might be an oil leak.” Did Jeff effectively persuade you to buy that car? NO!!
AKA “What you really want to say about your topic.”
+ what you want to say about it
Topic: Metal detectors at school
Opinion: create hostile environment
Thesis: Metal detectors in schools breed hostility between students and faculty members.
It IS NOT…
Write a thesis for this prompt.
Complete the persuasion map with the arguments you would use in an essay on this topic.
Technology is advancing rapidly. Do you agree or disagree that technology has improved your life? Write a persuasive essay in which you convince the reader of your position.