Persuasive Strategies Copyright 2006 IRA/NCTE. All rights reserved.  ReadWriteThink.org materials may be reproduced for ed...
Claim Example: I am going to try to convince you that chocolate is a healthy snack. State your argument.
Big Names Example: Former U.S. president Bill Clinton thinks that junk food should be taken out of vending machines. Impor...
Facts/Statistics Example: A Snickers bar has 280 calories and 30 grams of sugar. That’s not very healthy. Facts, numbers, ...
Emotive language Example: Your donation might just get this puppy off the street and into a good home. Getting people to f...
Ethos Example: Believe me! I’ve been there before. I’m just like you. If people believe and trust in you, you’re more like...
Call to action Example: This is a one-time offer. You can’t get this price after today. Try to convince your audience that...
Research Example: A recent study found that students who watch TV during the week don’t do as well in school. Using reliab...
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  1. 1. Persuasive Strategies Copyright 2006 IRA/NCTE. All rights reserved. ReadWriteThink.org materials may be reproduced for educational purposes. Images ©2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Claim Example: I am going to try to convince you that chocolate is a healthy snack. State your argument.
  3. 3. Big Names Example: Former U.S. president Bill Clinton thinks that junk food should be taken out of vending machines. Important people or experts can make your argument seem more convincing.
  4. 4. Facts/Statistics Example: A Snickers bar has 280 calories and 30 grams of sugar. That’s not very healthy. Facts, numbers, and information can be very convincing.
  5. 5. Emotive language Example: Your donation might just get this puppy off the street and into a good home. Getting people to feel happy, sad, or angry can help your argument.
  6. 6. Ethos Example: Believe me! I’ve been there before. I’m just like you. If people believe and trust in you, you’re more likely to persuade them.
  7. 7. Call to action Example: This is a one-time offer. You can’t get this price after today. Try to convince your audience that this issue is so important they must act now.
  8. 8. Research Example: A recent study found that students who watch TV during the week don’t do as well in school. Using reliable research can help your argument seem convincing.

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