Have you ever wanted to convince someone that your opinion is right? Are there things in your school, city, state, country or world you think should change? Persuasion is the act of causing someone to do something by means of argument or reasoning. If you communicate clearly, and support your opinion with evidence, you can persuade your readers to agree with you. Persuasive writing and speaking is often the first step in creating change.
In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position
an issue and writes toconvince the reader to believe or do something. In order to convince the reader you needmore than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion.Persuasive writing follows a particular format. It has an
where the argument is developed, and a
. After writing an essay, like anyother piece of writing, you should read, revise, peer edit before publishing the finalproduct. Before starting, check the
to see how you will be evaluated, as well as, allthe ingredients required to write the essay.
As a general guideline, when writing a persuasive essay:
Have a firm opinion that you want your reader to accept.
Begin with a grabber or hook to get the reader's attention.
Offer evidence to support your opinion by using your sources.
Conclude with a restatement of what you want the reader to do or believe. Use yourgraphic organizer to help you.
An example of a persuasive essay topic would be: Topic:
The effects of locker searches
I believe that since the locker is on school property then the school should be able to search them whenever they want.
Transitions are words and phrases that connect ideas and show how they arerelated. Use your transition handout.
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