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PERSUASIVE ESSAY PREDRAFTING

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Topic/Cause:_________________________________________________________________________
Who is your audience:_________________________________________________________________
What you know about your audience:_____________________________________________________
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What your audience knows/thinks: _______________________________________________________
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What you know about your topic (issues, etc.): ______________________________________________
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Arguments for your topic: ______________________________________________________________
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Resistance to your topic: ___________________________________________________________
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What sort of appeals will you use (give some examples):______________________________________
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PERSUASIVE ESSAY OUTLINE


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I. INTRODUCTION

A. Topic/Cause:__________________________________________________________________________
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a.
Hook:
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b.

Statement of
position:_________________________________________________________________
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c.

Thesis:________________________________________________________________________
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II. FIRST BODY PARAGRAPH
A. Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________________________________
a. Supporting detail 1: __________________________________________________________________
b. Supporting detail 2: __________________________________________________________________
c. Source(s): __________________________________________________________________________
B. Transition Sentence:________________________________________________________________________
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III. SECOND BODY PARAGRAPH
A. Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________________________________
a. Supporting detail 1: __________________________________________________________________
b. Supporting detail 2: __________________________________________________________________
c. Source(s): __________________________________________________________________________
B. Transition Sentence:________________________________________________________________________
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IV. THIRD BODY PARAGRAPH (Optional)
A. Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________________________________
a. Supporting detail 1: __________________________________________________________________
b. Supporting detail 2: __________________________________________________________________
c. Source(s): __________________________________________________________________________
B. Transition Sentence:________________________________________________________________________
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V. COUNTERCLAIM PARAGRAPH
A. Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________________________________
a. Opposing View: _____________________________________________________________________
b. Counterclaim: ______________________________________________________________________
c. Evidence: __________________________________________________________________________
B. Final Thoughts:____________________________________________________________________________
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VI. CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH
A. Paraphrasing of Thesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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B. Summary of main points:


a. Main Point 1:___________________________________________________________________
b. Main Point 2:___________________________________________________________________
c. Main Point 3:___________________________________________________________________
C. Call to action or
awareness:__________________________________________________________________