PERSUASIVE ESSAYSTrying to Change Minds
What is a Persuasive Essay?   A persuasive essay is composition that tries to    prove a point or change a mind on a cert...
What does a Persuasive Essay have tocontain?   The essay should contain 5 parts(paragraphs):     Introductionof issue/po...
Step One   Decide what point you are trying to make.     If your teacher wants you to state your opinion on      somethi...
Step Two   Once you have your opinion, think of three different    pieces of evidence/ reasoning that support your    arg...
Step 3   Now that you have your three areas/reasons.    Research three examples or pieces of evidence that    support tha...
Step 4   Now that you have your research for your evidence.    You can begin writing.   Start by introducing your subjec...
Introduction:Have you ever noticed the organic section in theproduce section of the supermarket? Have youwondered what org...
Body Paragraph OneWhen a person eats organic produce they protect theirhealth.(TOPIC SENTENCE) A study by the Mayo Clinic ...
Body Paragraph One Continuedstudents who were given both types of produce, chosethe organic as better tasting than the oth...
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Persuasive essays

  1. 1. PERSUASIVE ESSAYSTrying to Change Minds
  2. 2. What is a Persuasive Essay? A persuasive essay is composition that tries to prove a point or change a mind on a certain subject.  Example:  You write a paper that states the reason you believe the Civil War started.  You write a paper that aims to get people to eat organic produce.
  3. 3. What does a Persuasive Essay have tocontain? The essay should contain 5 parts(paragraphs):  Introductionof issue/point you are making  Body paragraph One(Your first reason and proof for it)  Body paragraph two( second reason and proof)  Body paragraph three(third reason and proof)  Conclusion- that restates your point and makes a final appeal to your reader
  4. 4. Step One Decide what point you are trying to make.  If your teacher wants you to state your opinion on something, then decide what your opinion is.  If you are writing an appeal for some sort of change decide what you want to make
  5. 5. Step Two Once you have your opinion, think of three different pieces of evidence/ reasoning that support your argument. Make an outline.  Example: If you are trying to convince people to eat more organic produce, you would choose three areas of proof….1. It is better for your health. 2. It is better for the environment. 3. It is more helpful for small area farmers.
  6. 6. Step 3 Now that you have your three areas/reasons. Research three examples or pieces of evidence that support that reason.  Example: Organic produce is better for your health. 1. Several studies show a link between allergies and fruit and vegetable sealants. 2. Use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers have been linked to health problems such as migraines and cancers. 3. Organic produce has higher levels of nutrients than treated produce.
  7. 7. Step 4 Now that you have your research for your evidence. You can begin writing. Start by introducing your subject. Try to draw the readers interest. Don’t use words like “think” because that shows you are indefinite.
  8. 8. Introduction:Have you ever noticed the organic section in theproduce section of the supermarket? Have youwondered what organic means? Organic types ofproduce are fruits or vegetables that are grownwithout synthetic chemical pesticides, fertilizers orgenetic alteration. Farmers, usually local ones, growthese fruits and vegetables the old fashioned way.They can be a bit more expensive that other fruits andvegetables, but they are better in so many ways.Organic produce is better for your health, better forthe environment and have more beneficial nutrients.
  9. 9. Body Paragraph OneWhen a person eats organic produce they protect theirhealth.(TOPIC SENTENCE) A study by the Mayo Clinic in2010, showed that children raised in families who ateonly organic produce had half as many allergies aschildren who ate mainstream produce. If children havefewer allergies, they an be more active and will missfewer days due to illness. Another study in 2008 provedthat the cancer rate in organic fruit and vegetableconsumers was much lower than in those who did notconsume organics. Lastly, in a taste test conducted in ourschool,
  10. 10. Body Paragraph One Continuedstudents who were given both types of produce, chosethe organic as better tasting than the other type. Ifchildren think fruit and vegetables taste better, theyare likely to eat more of it. The more produce theyeat, people experience fewer cases ofdiabetes, heart disease and high bloodpressure, among other things. One can see thatorganic products are better for your body and willkeep you freer of many debilitating illnesses.
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