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Persuasive power point project

  1. 1. -104775-1905005895975-257175Persuasive PowerPoint Project: Integrated English and Science Unit<br />You will be choosing a position to the question, “Should the United States of America continue to fund space exploration or should this program end?” You will be completing research that will be used for your English project, which will be a PowerPoint. However, you will be collecting some extra information that you will use later for a Science Project. Your English PowerPoint will use the following format:<br />Slide #1- Introduction: Will contain a paragraph that states your thesis statement (your position), at least three reasons you are taking this position and a closing sentence. (Note: You may need more than one slide to fit your introduction, but for the purpose of outlining, we will call this Slide #1.)<br />Slide #2- Reason 1 AND Persuasive Technique #1 : Will contain reason #1 for your position and will use one of the persuasive techniques learned in class.<br />Slide #3- Reason 2 AND Persuasive Technique #2 : Will contain reason #2 for your position and will use one of the persuasive techniques learned in class that was NOT used on Slide #2 .<br />Slide #4- Reason 3 AND Persuasive Technique #3 : Will contain reason #3 for your position and will use one of the persuasive techniques learned in class that was NOT used on Slides #1 or 2 .<br />Slide #5- Conclusion: Will contain a paragraph that summarizes the three reasons you provided in the body of your PowerPoint and will end with a final point. (Note: You may need more than one slide to fit your concluding paragraph, but for the purpose of outlining, we will call this Slide #5.)<br />Slide 1: Introduction (written as ONE paragraph so be sure to indent one time)<br />Hook (see below for ideas): <br />Thesis Statement: <br />Summary of three reasons: <br />Closing Sentence: <br />The introduction has a "hook” or “grabber" to catch the reader's attention. Some "hooks" include:<br />1. Opening with an unusual detail: EX for smoking topic: “A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.” <br />2. Opening with a strong statement: Smoking should not only be banned in public places, but outlawed completely.<br />3. Opening with a Quotation: EX for voting topic: “The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.” John F. Kennedy<br />4. Opening with an Anecdote: An anecdote can provide an amusing and attention-getting opening if it is short and to the point. EX: Opposing fireworks: “Authorities in Mount Isa, Australia, said a man was arrested after he allegedly ran down the street in his underwear with firecrackers strapped to his head.” <br />5. Opening with a Statistic or Fact: Sometimes a statistic or fact will add emphasis or interest to your topic. Include the item's authoritative source. “Even professional bike racers get in serious wrecks. In three out of four bike crashes, bikers usually get some sort of injury to their head.” (Centers for Disease Control http://www.bam.gov/sub_yoursafety/yoursafety_helmets.html ) OR “Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers .” (http://www.greatfacts.com/)<br />578167571818506. Opening with a Question: Have you ever considered how many books we'd read if it were not for television? <br />7. Opening with an Exaggeration or Outrageous Statement: “I-pods cause deafness.”<br />8. Open by referencing a current event: “Lawrence School Board discusses pros/cons of moving sixth graders to middle school.” <br />6000750topSlides 2-4 Body of PowerPoint (Use your weakest argument first, saving your strongest argument for last.) <br />Fact/Reason Persuasive Technique Used (Circle the one that could be used. Be sure not to use the same technique more than once.)(Example:) Fireworks should not be used within city limits because about 9,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks in 2009. Bandwagon Citing StatisticsGlittering Generalities TestimonialBandwagon Citing StatisticsGlittering Generalities TestimonialBandwagon Citing StatisticsGlittering Generalities TestimonialBandwagon Citing StatisticsGlittering Generalities Testimonial<br />Slide #5 Conclusion (written as ONE paragraph so be sure to indent one time)<br />5972175685800Topic Sentence: Restate your point-of-view. (Do not write it so that it matches exactly how you’ve written it in the introduction or elsewhere in the paper.) <br />Summarize the three main points you used to prove your point. (Again, try to change the way you say it so it doesn’t match exactly how you’ve written it before.)<br />right5514975<br />Closing Sentence-Make your final point either by:<br /><ul><li>Making a prediction: What is a possible cause/effect if something is/isn’t done?
  2. 2. Ask a question: Let the readers draw their own conclusions.
  3. 3. Make a recommendation: Stress an action the writer wants taken.
  4. 4. Use a quotation: Use a quotation that does any of the above or speaks to the reader.

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