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How to Write and Effective Conclusion in Persuasive Writing; Review of Introductions

How to Write and Effective Conclusion in Persuasive Writing; Review of Introductions

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  • 1. Writing Conclusions Wrap it Up! Ms. Edwards Persuasive Conclusions [email_address] Special thanks to the class Of 2008 for their words of wisdom and engagement
  • 2. Make your Point
    • Use a transition word:
    • In conclusion,
    • In summary,
    • Thus,
    • Therefore,
    • To conclude,
    • In short,
    Refer back to your thesis statement--say your main points again.
  • 3. Next, explain the effect
    • Answer one of these questions:
    • How and why is this topic important?
    • How might this topic affect me or other people?
    • What can be learned from this topic?
  • 4. Finally, Leave a thought
    • Leave your reader with a thought by including one of these:
    • Prediction
    • Recommendation
    • Quotation
    • Question
    In persuasive writing: End with a Call to Action Tell them what you want.
  • 5. A three-point thesis
    • The lunchroom changes include music, menu variety, and comfortable seating.
    • Or two sentences: The lunchroom needs some drastic changes. Please provide music, menu variety, and comfortable seating.
  • 6. Introduction
    • Zap! A student wipes the grape off his face. Have you ever seen the lunchroom behavior lately? Kids are tired of the same old lunch and boring atmosphere. Good restaurants provide music, choice, and comfortable seating. Let’s change the lunchroom behavior by providing music, menu variety, and comfortable seating.
  • 7. Conclusion
    • Therefore, the lunchroom needs kid tunes, food variety, and comfortable chairs. Music will calm the noise because we will want to listen to it. Varying the food provides better nutrition so we can learn. Comfortable chairs allow us to relax so we don’t act overanxious and fidgety. Do you agree these items will help students work better?
  • 8. Introductions and Conclusions
    • Introduction:
    • Invite reader with a grabber beginning (question, fact, quote, anecdote, statistic)
    • Provide background information (why important; what’s important)
    • Provide three-point thesis (Position statement; reasons statement)
    • Conclusion:
    • Review three-points of thesis –especially most important reason
    • Explain effect of your ideas
    • Leave reader with a thought (recommendation, question, prediction, quotation; in persuasive writing – a call to action

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