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How to write an effective persuasive essay

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Transcript of How to write an effective persuasive essay

How to write an effective persuasive essay
Organization
Intro
Beginning to draft a thesis:
In___________(title), ____________(author) argues that _____________________________________ because _______________(reason 1), _______________(reason 2), and _______________(reason 3).
How to incorporate COUNTERARGUMENTS
Although some people believe _________________________, the reality is ____________________________________________.

Though there are those who argue______________________,
their argument is weak because__________________________.

Opposing views think_____________________________________;
yet, research proves that__________________________________.

It has been common today to dismiss_____________________,
because evidence shows_________________________________.
In light of all the reasons, examples, evidence, statistics, and anecdotes that you've incorporated in your PERSUASION essay, what do you now want your reader to be PERSUADED to
DO
?
background information about topic, or a "hook"
your opinion on topic
a "blueprint" that shows reader the order you will provide support for your opinion (thesis)

Body
3 paragraphs, each with a topic sentence that leads back to thesis
each paragraph must have 2 pieces of detailed support for your thesis (facts, data, examples, evidence, research, statistics, anecdotes, etc.)
a counterargument
your commentary and response to opposing argument
transitions (first of all, next, finally...)
Conclusion
restate thesis (your purpose for writing)
include a Call To Action- what do you want to persuade your audience to do?

In his article, "Saying Yes to Cell Phones in Class," Jed Shahar argues that cell phones are a benefit to progressive classrooms because they allow students to quickly snap photos of assignments, quick in-class referencing, and to check grammar before turning in an assignment.
Example:
In order to persuade someone of something, it is essential to address the opposing view and then refute that view with SOLID truths.
CALL TO ACTION
Will you ask them to get out and actively support your position?

Do you have a petition for them to sign in order to get the ball rolling?

Have you given information on HOW your audience can DO something about the issue?
Topic Sentences
Introduce each paragraph's topic with a sentence that extends the "blueprint" from your thesis. This will keep you and your reader focused.
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After figuring out the reasons for and against an argument, you can then formulate your own opinion and create a revised thesis.
Cell phones are a benefit to progressive classrooms because they allow student-teacher connections, world-wide researching capabilities, and personal responsibility.
Example:
The formula is
topic + opinion + blueprint = thesis
Transitions
a short list of
first, second, third... next, then, finally...

additionally,
again,
also,
and,
as well,
besides,
equally important,
further,
furthermore,
in addition,
moreover,
then
but,
however,
in spite of,
on the one hand
nevertheless,
nonetheless,
notwithstanding,
in contrast,
on the contrary,
still,
yet
accordingly,
consequently,
hence,
so,
therefore,
thus
even,
indeed,
in fact,
of course,
truly
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