Persuasive Essay Writing - Structure

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  • 1. www.misterconnor.com
  • 2. One  Introduction Para 1 – Argument in favour Para 2 – Argument to rebut Para 3 – Argument in favour Para 4 – Argument to rebut Para 5 – Argument in favour Para 6 – Argument to rebut Conclusion
  • 3. Two  Introduction Para 1 – Argument in favour Para 2 – Argument in favour Para 3 – Argument in favour Para 4 – Rebuttal Para 5 – Rebuttal Para 6 – Rebuttal Conclusion
  • 4. Introductions  Never say “This essay will be about…” You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Some techniques we will learn about:  Anecdote  Riddles  Fragment technique  Quotations  Shocking statement
  • 5. Anecdote  A short story within an introduction to make the point clear. Example: Sally got out of bed, and looked at the alarm clock. She was running late! She would have to hurry to catch the bus. This was one of those days that she was glad that her school had a uniform policy…she wouldn’t have to waste much time picking out an outfit.
  • 6. Riddles  Get your reader’s attention with a challenging thought. What’s plain, and boring? What makes all students in a school building look the same and lose their individuality? If you guessed UNIFORMS, you’re correct
  • 7. Fragment  A brand new fishing pole, a bucket of worms, and a warm spring day! These things were present on the day I caught a record-breaking keeper.
  • 8. Shocking Statements Provides statistics or facts that startles readers to pull them into your story. Example Can you believe that over 90% of students polled at our school are dissatisfied with school lunch, but only 5% are willing to pack their own lunches?