Persuasive writin g. What is it?. Taking a position FOR or AGAINST a debatable issue and convincing a reader to accept your point of view on that issue. . Persuasive writing can be used to…. Support a cause Urge people to action Make a change Prove something wrong Stir up sympathy
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Taking a position FOR or AGAINST a debatable issue and convincing a reader to accept your point of view on that issue.
1. Read your prompt or begin brainstorming topics ( Choose something that affects you personally!).
2. Pick a side and draft a thesis (position) statement.
3. Know your audience
In order to convince the reader, you need facts and examples to support your opinion. What can you do when you cannot research?
Make sure you have the essential components to each paragraph:
INTRO: Interesting opening
CON: Opposing view
Refutation addressing that view
PRO #1 &2: Assertion (Your first argument in support of your position)
CONCLUSION: Restatement of thesis
Call to action