Writing StylesPersuasive • Basics • It takes a strong and definite position on an issue or advises a particular action. • It gives good reasons and supporting evidence to defend the position or recommended action. • It considers opposing views. • It has enthusiasm and energy from start to finish.
Writing StylesPersuasive • Determine Purpose / Audience • Reinforce an existing view • Call readers to action • Change people’s minds • Lessen an objection • Earn support for a position
Writing StylesPersuasive • Thesis Statement Issue + Position = Thesis Statement could (not) ought (not) must (not) requires must have should (not) needs would • Specific, Debatable, No Announcements
Writing StylesPersuasive • Thesis Statement Cell phones must not become our primary source of communication because it will create a generation that does not know how to communicate face to face. Facebook is a beneficial tool and should be used by all those who wish to strengthen their social bonds with friends and family.
Writing StylesPersuasive • Support Your Claim • Logical - appeal to reason • Emotional - appeal to values • Ethical - trustworthy • Back up reasons with evidence • Facts, Examples, Opinions
Writing StylesPersuasive • Raise and Counter Objections • Focus on most prominent • Avoid Faulty Reasoning