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The Art of Persuasive Writing A QUICK REVIEW!. Forms of Persuasive Writing. Advertisements Editorials Speeches Propaganda Reviews Blogs Persuasive Letters. Forms of Persuasive Writing. Advertisements try to convince you to do or buy something. Think about those SUPER BOWL commercials!.

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forms of persuasive writing
Forms of Persuasive Writing
  • Advertisements
  • Editorials
  • Speeches
  • Propaganda
  • Reviews
  • Blogs
  • Persuasive Letters
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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Advertisementstry to convince you to do or buy something. Think about those SUPER BOWL commercials!

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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Editorials or Letters to the Editor are about current issues that appear in newspapers and magazines, or on television, radio, and the internet. They want to persuade you to take their side!

http://topmagazines.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/recommended-magazines-for-people-who-can%E2%80%99t-get-enough/

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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Persuasive speeches try to encourage an audience to take action in favor or against an issue. “I have a dream. . . .”

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web14/index.html

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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Propagandais often about political issues, and usually includes emotionally charged appeals. These appeals can be positive or negative.

http://www.zazzle.com/change_we_can_believe_in_poster-228719897857931246http://www.zazzle.com/miss_me_yet_george_bush_billboard_postcard-239692539098456593

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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Reviews evaluate items like books, video games, restaurants, or movies, and they state an opinion as to whether the product/service is worth the reader’s/viewer’s time and money.

http://www.imdb.com/movies-in-theaters/

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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Blogs provide commentary on a particular topic, often combining text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Blogs also allow readers to respond, offering additional opinions.

http://www.ted.com/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects.html

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Forms of Persuasive Writing

Persuasive essays/lettersuse logic, reasoning, and emotion to convince readers to join the writer in a certain point of view.

Today, this task is your job!

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a persuasive essay convinces readers to agree with the writer s opinion
A persuasive essay convinces readers to agree with the writer’s opinion.
  • The lead/hook captures the reader’s attention.
  • The thesis states the writer’s assertion (belief) about the topic. These two items are both in the first paragraph.
  • The supporting argumentsconvince the reader that the thesis is correct. You need three. One for each of three body paragraphs.
  • The counterargument(s)respond to reader concerns and objections. For right now, this part goes in your concluding paragraph.
  • The conclusion restates the thesis (comes back to the point) using different words and leaves us with something interesting about which to keep thinking!
lead hook or concluding paragraph grab the reader s attention examples ideas for a dress code essay
Lead / Hook or Concluding ParagraphGrab the Reader’s AttentionEXAMPLES/IDEAS FOR A DRESS CODE ESSAY?
three types of supporting arguments
Three types ofSupporting Arguments
  • Logical Appeal (Logos)

Does the author’s proposal make sense?

  • Ethical Appeal (Ethos)

Is the author’s proposal the right thing to do?

  • Emotional Appeal (Pathos)

Will accepting the author’s proposal make the reader feel better?

audience and author s purpose always remember
Audience and Author’s PurposeALWAYS REMEMBER!
  • When writing persuasively, the interaction is between the writer and the reader. The writer is trying to persuade a reader who may be enthusiastic, resistant to change, or simply disinterested completely.
  • Persuasive writing must be well organized, but it must also hook the reader, and then keep him or her engaged with creative and authentic word choice.