Persuasive Techniques. Of Awesomeness!. FIRM POSITION. 1.Choose one side and stick with it 2.Take a very clear position in your thesis statement 3.Take the words straight from the prompt Prompt Example:
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1.Choose one side and stick with it
2.Take a very clear position in your thesis statement
3.Take the words straight from the prompt
1.Convincing words – use specific words- choose just the right word to make your point.
2. Strong words and phrases - “absolutely” , “huge distraction”, “enormous problem” , “excellent option”
1. First, figure out who your audience is. Then decide what main points or assertions would convince them to agree with you.
1. Explain the opposing sides best opinion starting with the phrase “Some people could argue that….”
2. Then prove that argument wrong starting with the words “the weakness to that argument is…”
1.A question you ask, not expecting or waiting for an answer, usually because you already know the answer.
2. Example – “Do parents really want their children hanging out after dark?”
1.Use yourself as experienced / as an expert.
2. Example – “I’ve been outside after dark, playing tag and “kick the can” with friends, and we’ve never gotten into trouble before.”
1. One thing happens, which causes another thing to happen.
2. Example “if children are allowed to run around at night, they will have a greater chance of getting into trouble, and if they get into trouble, they will have a harder time being successful in school.” If…then…
1.Use numbers, percentages, or fractions to prove your point.
2. Example “90% of neighborhood crimes are committed by kids older than 15 years of age.”
1. Triple use of words or word patterns – “Magic 3!”
2. Example – “Why notgive the kids a safe place to play? Why nottake a bite out of neighborhood crime? Why notmake this world a safer place?
From television, I learned that elephants return to the grave site of a family member for at least a year after its death. From television, I learned about WWII and the axis of evil. From television, I learned the function of a conjunction and what a synonym is.
1. Urge the reader (your audience) to act
2. Ask the reader to DO SOMETHING.
3 Example “pass the bill now”, “vote yes for the curfew.”
4. Use an action verb!