Non-Fiction Writing<br />
Definition<br />Nonfiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact.<br />
Types of Non-Fiction<br />
Persuasive essay<br />Think of topics that we could persuade people to believe<br />
First decide on the purpose of your essay<br />Persuade someone to agree with you on an opinion or argument<br />Change so...
How to select a topic and develop a thesis: <br />Choose a topic. <br />Narrow the topic. <br />Write a thesis.<br />
How to choose a general topic for your persuasive essay:<br />Consult this list of persuasive speech/essay topics. <br />P...
How to go from a general topic to a narrowed topic:<br />Decide whether you are for or against your issue. <br />Why do pe...
How to go from a narrowed topic to a thesis:<br />(The thesis is the main idea of your speech/paper. It is the point you a...
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Non Fiction Intro

  1. 1. Non-Fiction Writing<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />Nonfiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact.<br />
  3. 3. Types of Non-Fiction<br />
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  7. 7. Persuasive essay<br />Think of topics that we could persuade people to believe<br />
  8. 8. First decide on the purpose of your essay<br />Persuade someone to agree with you on an opinion or argument<br />Change someone’s mind about something<br />Urge someone to act<br />
  9. 9. How to select a topic and develop a thesis: <br />Choose a topic. <br />Narrow the topic. <br />Write a thesis.<br />
  10. 10. How to choose a general topic for your persuasive essay:<br />Consult this list of persuasive speech/essay topics. <br />Pick an issue or subject that you really care about. <br />Do you feel passionate about this topic? Do you care about it?<br />Pick something that is extremely controverial. <br />Are there two sides to the topic?Is there a reason to persuage people to think a certain way about this topic?<br />Pick something for which there is evidence. <br />Can you find sources? (in the high school library? the public library?)<br />Pick something that your audience will be interested in hearing. <br />Pick something that is not overdone.<br />Example: Year round school.<br />
  11. 11. How to go from a general topic to a narrowed topic:<br />Decide whether you are for or against your issue. <br />Why do people need to be persuaded about this topic?<br />Put your topic in a question form and answer it. <br />Usually this question will begin with the world &quot;should&quot; and can be answered with a &quot;yes&quot; or &quot;no.&quot;<br />Example: Should the school year be extended year round?<br />
  12. 12. How to go from a narrowed topic to a thesis:<br />(The thesis is the main idea of your speech/paper. It is the point you are going to prove.) <br />Reword your question into a statement. <br />If you want to, include your best support or an overall phrase about your ideas.<br />Make it unique - it will make your topic more interesting and fun.<br />Example: To ensure that students get the best education, the school calendar should be extended year round.<br />
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