Russell writenow ch10

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Russell writenow ch10

  1. 1. McGraw-Hill 10 Persuading: Relationships
  2. 2. 10-210-2 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes • Identify real world applications for persuading. • Understand the steps for writing persuasively. • Interpret images and persuasive readings about relationships. • Analyze the rhetorical star for persuasive writing. • Apply the steps for writing a persuasive essay.
  3. 3. 10-310-3 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (LO 10.1) School • Write persuasively about a literary character. • Write an argument for or against an election procedure. Daily Life • Write a persuasive letter to your landlord regarding necessary repairs. • Design a persuasive flyer asking for donations for a good cause in your community.
  4. 4. 10-410-4 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (contd.) Career • Write a persuasive cover letter or résumé to land the job you desire. • Persuade your boss to give you a promotion. • Convince your clients, patients, or customers that your organization offers the best products or services.
  5. 5. 10-510-5 McGraw-Hill Steps for Writing Persuasively (LO 10.2) • Introduce the issue you are debating. • Make a claim about your subject. • Support your claim with evidence that appeals to your audience. • Use your supporting evidence logically and ethically. • Organize your supporting evidence effectively. • End your essay effectively.
  6. 6. 10-610-6 McGraw-Hill Images & Persuasive Readings about Relationships (LO 10.3) Writing about an image • Make a claim about an image. • Support your stance with logical, emotional, and/or ethical appeal. • You may write about the image or something that relates to it.
  7. 7. 10-710-7 McGraw-Hill Images & Persuasive Readings about Relationships (contd.) Media connection for persuading • Watch, read, or listen to the suggested media for examples of persuasion. • View various media to better understand methods of persuading.
  8. 8. 10-810-8 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (LO 10.4) Subject • Focus your essay on a debatable topic. • You should have strong feelings about the issue. • Consider selecting a current event or an issue you have experienced personally. • Make sure your topic isn’t too narrow or too broad.
  9. 9. 10-910-9 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Audience • Know your readers. • Determine how much your readers already know. • Consider if your audience will be supportive, hostile, or undecided. • Select details that will appeal to your specific audience.
  10. 10. 10-1010-10 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Purpose • Consider what you want to accomplish. • Decide if you want to change your reader’s mind. • Determine if you want your readers to take some sort of action. • Keep your purpose in mind at all times.
  11. 11. 10-1110-11 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Strategy • Determine if other writing strategies are needed. • Consider what additional information may be necessary.
  12. 12. 10-1210-12 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Design • Select the number of points necessary. • Determine if graphics or other design elements are needed. • Design your document to be as persuasive as possible.
  13. 13. 10-1310-13 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (LO 10.5) Discovering • Search for a subject in the chapter about which you have a strong opinion. • Make a list of debatable topics you would like to explore more thoroughly. • Keep track of any sources you use while searching. • Make a list of supporting and opposing ideas once you have selected a topic.
  14. 14. 10-1410-14 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Planning • Make a list of the supporting points you would like to use. • Number your points from most to least persuasive. • Reorder your points putting the second strongest supporting point first and the strongest supporting point last. • Organize your ideas with a graphic organizer or outline.
  15. 15. 10-1510-15 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Composing • Write a first draft. • Don’t focus on grammar or punctuation. • Keep the steps for persuasive writing in mind. Getting Feedback • Have a peer read your rough draft. • Utilize the peer review questions if possible. • Get a second opinion if possible.
  16. 16. 10-1610-16 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Revising • Make sure your main point is the strongest point for your thesis. • Add, delete, or rearrange ideas as needed. Editing • Read your essay again. • Check for grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. • Use transitions to help your audience follow the logic of your essay.
  17. 17. 10-1710-17 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Proofreading • Read your essay at least one more time. • Look for typographical errors. • Make final corrections as necessary.

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