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  1. 1. How to Write aPersuasive Essay
  2. 2. Background Information: Persuasive essay is similar to a debate Arguing your point of view Backing up your argument with evidence and examples The evidence and examples will support your argument, making it stronger and more persuasiveHttp://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sundra_debate_unit.pdf
  3. 3. Tip # 1: Brainstorm before you write! Make sure you have a good, strong argument with a lot of good pointsHttp://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sundra_debate_unit.pdf
  4. 4. Tip # 2: Make sure you give a lot of support for your argument Using examples, statistics, and expert opinions will help make your argument more persuasiveHttp://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sundra_debate_unit.pdf
  5. 5. Tip # 3: Make sure your argument is clear! Be direct with what you are trying to persuade (do not “beat around the bush”) Be as specific as possiblehttp://www.farstaff.bucknell.edu/awolaver/terms1.htm
  6. 6. Tip # 4: Make sure somewhere in your argument you use a rebuttal Example: “That may be true, however…”http://www.wikinow.com/write-a-persuasive-essay
  7. 7. Tip # 5: When finished with your paper, make sure to proof- read! Have someone else look over your paper for revisions Use spell check, check for grammar Reading your paper out loud will help you catch mistakes that you cannot catch when reading silentlyhttp://www.wikinow.com/write-a-persuasive-essay
  8. 8. Format: 1) Introduction 2) Three Body Paragraphs 3) Conclusionhttp://www.studygs.net/wrtstr.4htm
  9. 9. Introduction: Introduce your topic Inform reader of your point of view Grab readers attention Focus on 3 main points to develophttp://www.studygs.net/wrtstr.4htm
  10. 10. Body Paragraphs: Establish flow from paragraph to paragraph 3 body paragraphs Develop 3 main points in eachhttp://www.studygs.net/wrtstr.4htm
  11. 11. Conclusion: Summarize Conclude argument Refer back to intro and restate main ideas Reflect importance of argumentshttp://www.studygs.net/wrtstr.4htm

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