PERSUASIVE WRITING. How well can you organize and express your ideas in written text to convince the reader of your position?. Persuasive Writing. The Writer’s Checklist. Content/Organization. Focus on purpose and audience State your position clearly and simply
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How well can you organize and express your ideas in written text to convince the reader of your position?
The Writer’s Checklist
What are you being asked to do?
Thinking It Through
1. Underline the parts of the writing situation that are most important.
2. Use this information as a framework to your response.
3. It is easiest to persuade the reader if you believe in what you are writing. Think about an issue before you begin formal planning of your response.
1. Free-write for 1 or 2 minutes.
Freewriting is thinking on paper without formal sentence structure or grammar.
2. Reread what you have written and underline anything that is interesting to you as you read.
3. Locate your position on the topic as revealed in your freewriting.
4. Use this position to frame your thesis.
1. Make a fast list of thoughts you have concerning the topic.
2. Review your list to locate your position on the topic.
3. Use this position to frame your thesis.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1. What would be the benefits for the individual involved in this topic?
2. What would be the hardships incurred by the individual if this topic was to happen?
3. What benefits are given in the writing situation?
4. What negatives are given in the writing situation?
5. Do the benefits outweigh the negatives? Why?
6. Use the answer to number 5 to determine your position and thesis.
PREWRITING: TEN MINUTES THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Method 1 ~
1. Introduction ~ Thesis statement
a. supporting idea 1
b. supporting idea 2
c. supporting idea 3
Method 2 ~
Method 3 ~
However, avoid statements that include words that are absolutes such as:
AnalysisSupporting Your Ideas~The major ways to support an argument
Look for obvious errors in grammar