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Persuasive Writing. Language Arts spiral, pg 138. In persuasive writing , a writer takes a position for or against an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used:. In advertisements to get the reader to buy a product.

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Persuasive writing

Persuasive Writing

Language Arts spiral, pg 138

In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position for or against an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.


Persuasive writing is often used

Persuasive writing is often used:

  • In advertisements to get the reader to buy a product.

  • In letters to convince others to take your side.

  • In essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view.

    In order to convince the reader, you need more than opinion – you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research!


Persuasive writing terms to know

Persuasive WritingTerms to Know

  • Thesis or “Claim”

    • Main Idea of your Writing

    • States the topic and your position

  • Position

    • How you feel about the topic – are you for or against?

    • You must choose one side!!

  • Argument

    • An idea to support your position

    • Must be supported by details and anecdotes!

  • Anecdote

    • A personal story used as a detail to support an argument

  • Call-To-Action

    • What you are asking your audience to do


Outline for persuasive writing

Outline for Persuasive Writing

  • Introduction

    • Get your audience’s attention

    • Establish a need – describe the issue

    • State your thesis – give your position on the issue

  • Body

    • First Argument

      • Support and Elaboration

      • Anecdotes

    • Second Argument

      • Support and Elaboration

      • Anecdotes

    • Third Argument = Counterargument

      • Counter an argument from the other side

      • Anecdotes

  • Conclusion

    • Re-emphasize thesis in a new way

    • Show how your arguments lead to a reasonable conclusion

    • Give your audience a Call-To-Action


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Persuasive Writing

A persuasiveThesis Statement

Thesis statement = “claim”: topic + position

Your thesis statementspecifically states the purpose of your essay.

  • Single sentence

  • Not a question

  • Persuasive

  • Able to be developed into an essay

  • Usually stated in introductory paragraph


Writing a conclusion

Writing a Conclusion

A persuasiveCall-to-Action

  • Asking the reader to do something or make something happen

  • Stated in the conclusion paragraph

    Must be

    • Specific

    • Realistic

    • Stated as a polite command


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