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Persuasive writin g. What is it?. Taking a position FOR or AGAINST a debatable issue and convincing a reader to accept your point of view on that issue. . Persuasive writing can be used to…. Support a cause Urge people to action Make a change Prove something wrong Stir up sympathy

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Persuasive writin g

Persuasive writing


What is it

What is it?

Taking a position FOR or AGAINST a debatable issue and convincing a reader to accept your point of view on that issue.


Persuasive writing can be used to

Persuasive writing can be used to…

  • Support a cause

  • Urge people to action

  • Make a change

  • Prove something wrong

  • Stir up sympathy

  • Create interest

  • Get people to agree with you


Persuasive essay format

Persuasive essay format:

  • INTRODUCTION consisting of an interesting opener that funnels to a thesis (position) statement.

  • CONCESSION consisting of the admission and refutation of an opposing view.

  • PRO paragraphs where your arguments are asserted and supported with evidence.

  • CONCLUSION where the thesis is restated and the reader is left with something to think about.


How do i start

How do I start?

1. Read your prompt or begin brainstorming topics ( Choose something that affects you personally!).

2. Pick a side and draft a thesis (position) statement.

3. Know your audience

  • Who do I need to convince?

  • What tone would best serve my purpose?


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In order to convince the reader, you need facts and examples to support your opinion. What can you do when you cannot research?


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PLAN

Make sure you have the essential components to each paragraph:

INTRO: Interesting opening

Thesis

CON: Opposing view

Refutation addressing that view


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PLAN

PRO #1 &2: Assertion (Your first argument in support of your position)

Evidence

Elaboration

Evidence

Elaboration


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CONCLUSION: Restatement of thesis

Call to action


Drafting do and don ts

Drafting Do and Don’ts

DO

  • Remember that organization is key to coherence and clarity.

  • Remember that your two main pro arguments must be different from your refutation in the concession paragraph.

  • Save your strongest argument for the second pro paragraph.


Drafting do don ts

Drafting Do & Don’ts

DON’T:

  • Use first or second person pronouns.

  • Be wishy-washy.

  • Forget to support your opinions with facts and examples.

  • Neglect the interest getting opener and lasting impression.

  • Forget to be you!


How do i start1

How do I start?

  • Always begin with the thesis statement in mind. How can you get the reader there?

    • Riddle

    • Bold statement

    • Quotation

    • Interesting fact

    • Anecdote

    • Fact/statistic

    • Question

    • Setting a sceneSample intro


Concession

Concession

  • Transition to an opposing view. What are people most likely to say in objection to my position?

  • Once you’ve admitted an opposing view, you must refute it, belittle it, or accept it, but be sure to bring the reader back to your position.

  • Sample CON

  • Step by step CON


Pro paragraphs

Pro Paragraphs

  • Follow the same structure we’ve been working on: assertion, example, elaboration.

  • Step by Step PRO


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Begin by rewording your thesis.

  • Find a way to bring the reader back to your opening thoughts or issue a call to action.

  • Sample conclusion


But it all begins with a topic

But it all begins with a topic…

  • What do you care about?

  • What pet peeves can you explore?

  • What issues directly affect you?


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