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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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