HSPA Essay #1: . The Persuasive Essay. Persuasive Writing Is…. An essay which tries to convince a reader to believe what you believe about a certain topic. Audience. Be aware of your audience when writing a persuasive essay.
The Persuasive Essay
An essay which tries to convince a reader to believe what you believe about a certain topic.
Be aware of your audience when writing a persuasive essay.
Your audience’s beliefs and values will influence your ability to persuade them and influence the types of evidence you will choose to support your argument.
When you are writing your essay, if you want to make up numbers out of your imagination, it is OK.
If you want to make up a quote from a magazine, newspaper or TV show; fine, go ahead and do it.
Nobody is going to check up on you. The only thing that matters is that your numbers or quotes make sense and help to support the point you are making.
On the other hand, if you are writing a real research paper, then, of course, you need to use genuine, valid information.
Begin with an interest catcher
State the topic of your essay
Introduce both sides of the argument
State the side you are defending
List three main points of body paragraphs
Use a transition to begin the paragraph
Example: first, the first reason, the first way, to begin with.
Main point one should be stated in the topic sentence, which is the first sentence.
Add three to four supporting details for main point one
Vary sentence structure
Remember to save your strongest reason for last to leave the reader with your best thought.