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Persuasive writing powerpoint

  1. 1. PERSUASIVE WRITING For or Against Pros and Cons
  2. 2. PERSUASIVE <ul><li>Convince the reader to believe or do something </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a product </li></ul><ul><li>Get the reader to accept a point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Research, Research, Research </li></ul><ul><li>FACTS not OPINIONS </li></ul>
  3. 3. PERSUASIVE <ul><li>Particular Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Persuasive <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hook or Grabber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open with an unusual detail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manitoba has the largest number of garter snakes. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open with a strong statement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cigarettes are the number one cause of lighter sales in Canada </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open with a Quotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elbert Hubbard once said, “Truth is stronger than fiction!” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Persuasive <ul><li>Introduction (continued) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open with an anecdote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An amusing and attention-getting statement – short and to the point </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open with a statistic or fact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research based – use a fact or statistic for emphasis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open with a Question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you ever considered how many books we would read if it were not for television </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Persuasive <ul><li>Introduction – (continued) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open with an exaggeration or outrageous statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The whole world watched as the comet flew overhead. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The earth is getting warmer because of the greenhouse effect. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Persuasive <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three POINTS of your argument </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have a thesis or focus statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tells the reader the specific topic of the essay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limits the topic – not too broad </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps organize the paper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grabber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Persuasive <ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence to support opinion offered in the thesis statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least three paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present both sides of the argument </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate opposing side </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counter arguments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Persuasive <ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elaborate – statistics, research, real-life experiences or examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help the reader see a different point of view </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify your position – explain your point clearly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think through the process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide background information </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draw comparisons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between two points </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Persuasive <ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze both sides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use an analogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify significant likenesses even if they are different </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Persuasive <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize the most important details of the argument </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restate your thesis or focus statement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize the main points </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Close with a </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prediction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>quotation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Persuasive <ul><li>Transition Words (again) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , and 5 th paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additionally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>However </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Furthermore </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In addition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moreover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In conclusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finally </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Persuasive <ul><li>Topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convince your classmates to reduce, recycle and reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School uniforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locker searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Censorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing the grading scale </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Persuasive Thesis First Reason Second Reason Third Reason Conclusion

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