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  • Authors attempts to persuade the readers to change their minds or opinions. <br />
  • Example: persuading a child to eat <br />
  • some readers may disagree with you. <br />
  • You need to convince them through persuasive essay. <br />
  • -Understand the opposing side of the issue <br /> -Observe others’ position about the issue- there are always more than one side of an issue – controversial issues <br /> Take note of what people are saying about the issue – study them – reflect on them <br /> Based on what they say, form your own opinion about the issue <br /> Understand the other side of the argument <br /> Otherwise, readers may think you are biased. <br />
  • Respect your readers <br /> Separate person from the idea <br /> - good ideas and statements may not only come from educated people <br /> - consider your readers <br />
  • Build a balanced case <br /> Essay needs to be forceful but nor overwhelming <br /> mention all the points that you want to state <br /> throw in one or two not so important points <br /> argument is fair and balanced <br /> start by agreeing about something <br />
  • Support your judgments with appropriate evidence and carefully interpret the points or evidence <br /> Evidence support ideas, judgments, or opinions. <br /> Persuade using evidenve from reliable sources (published information, statistics, judgements from authorities) <br /> evidence from experiences and observations are questionable or biased <br /> Interpret the evidence <br /> Good interpretation <br />
  • Anticipate readers’ reactions <br /> Consider how readers might react to the points proposed. <br /> identify the points which the readers think the weakest. <br />

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