Persuasive Writing Introduction for Year 10

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Introductory presentation for Persuasive Writing at Year 10 (9th Grade).

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Persuasive Writing Introduction for Year 10

  1. 1. In persuasive writing, a writer takes a stand FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe this point of view.
  2. 2. IDEAS AND CONTENT In a persuasive essay, you are asked to argue a position in an attempt to change the reader’s beliefs. You also must state the opposing argument and explain why the reader should not agree with it. This is known as a rebuttal.
  3. 3. It has an introduction, a body where the argument is developed, and a conclusion. PERSUASIVE WRITING
  4. 4. THESIS A thesis in a persuasive essay takes a stand on a particular topic and works to convince the reader that your view on the topic is correct. Example: 1.) Those who are old enough to fight in a war should also be allowed to legally enjoy a beer.
  5. 5. WRITING YOUR INTRODUCTION The introduction has a “hook” to catch the reader’s attention. Some “hooks” include opening with: an unusual detail a strong statement a quotation an exaggeration or outrageous statement a question a shocking statistic
  6. 6. THE BODY The writer then provides evidence to support the opinion offered in the thesis statement in the introduction. The body should consist of at least three paragraphs. Each paragraph is based on solid reasoning to back your thesis statement.
  7. 7. THE BODY Since almost all issues have sound arguments on both sides of the question, a good persuasive writer tries to anticipate opposing viewpoints and provide counter-arguments along with the main points in the essay.
  8. 8. WHERE DO I PUT THE OPPOSING ARGUMENT IN MY ESSAY? There are a couple of different ways to present and refute the opposing argument. 1. The best essays weave the opposing argument into the writer’s position. 2. Another way is devote a paragraph to state the opposing argument and then refute it.
  9. 9. THE CONCLUSION Persuasive essays end by summarizing the most important details of the argument and stating once again what the reader is to believe or do.
  10. 10. GENERAL GUIDELINES WHEN WRITING A PERSUASIVE ESSAY: 1. Have a firm opinion that you want your reader to accept. 2. Begin with a hook to get the reader’s attention. 3. Offer valid evidence to support your opinion, show the opposing argument, and refute it. 4. Conclude with a restatement of what you want the reader to do or believe.
  11. 11. AND NOW, A SHORT VIDEO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaGJNxCxB-s

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