Structure of a persuasive essay

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Structure of a persuasive essay

  1. 1. Structure of a Persuasive Essay
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION 15% <ul><li>Hook: something to draw the reader in </li></ul><ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>THESIS STATEMENT (CLAIM) </li></ul><ul><li>(what are you proving in </li></ul><ul><li>your paper???) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Point #1 Main Point #2 Main Point #3 BODY 25% 25% 25%
  4. 4. <ul><li>RESTATED </li></ul><ul><li>THESIS STATEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Restate important information </li></ul><ul><li>Call to Action </li></ul><ul><li>End with a BANG! </li></ul>CONCLUSION 10%
  5. 5. Structure of a Paragraph <ul><li>¶ = At least 5-7 sentences </li></ul><ul><li>1. Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>2. F acts </li></ul><ul><li>R easons </li></ul><ul><li>I deas or Insights </li></ul><ul><li>E vidence </li></ul><ul><li>D etails or Data </li></ul><ul><li>3. Transition </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2 Formats for Structuring an Essay <ul><li>5 paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>1-3-1-1 </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is 1-3-1-1? <ul><li>A persuasive research paper following the same formatting as a normal research paper, but the author needs to acknowledge and refute opposing viewpoints in the 5 th paragraph. This paragraph should first state the other views, then explain why the author’s views are the stronger argument. </li></ul>

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