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The Writing Process: Persuasive Essay

Teaching students the Writing Process, Brainstorming to Final Draft
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Emily Lott

on 19 August 2013

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Transcript of The Writing Process: Persuasive Essay

Obstacle 1
Obstacle 2
Obstacle 3
Goal: Final Draft
Start
Brainstorming:
Placing your ideas into paragraph form
Parts to the rough draft:
Revision
Your final draft is what you will turn in to be graded or scored.
Writing a Persuasive Essay
From Brainstorming to the Final Draft
Swim to the Planning Phase
Planning
Rough Draft
Revision is the time to review and correct:
Organization
Main Ideas
Grammar
Punctuation and Mechanics
Climb to the Rough Draft
Jump to Revising
Think about your topic and which side of the argument would be easiest for you to argue
Begin to think of the reasons why you would defend your stance
This phase is just after brainstorming
In this phase, you will want to have organized your thoughts into an outline that will help you write your paper
Persuasive Structure
Main
Topic/
Stance
on the
Issue
Reason 1
Reason 2
Reason 3
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
Fact/Example
You may move back and forth from your rough draft to the revision stage multiple times before you move to your final draft.
Introduction
1. Hook or Opening Statement
2. Sentence that moves hook topic to paper topic
3. 2-3 Sentences of Basic Topic Information
4. Thesis Statement/ Controlling Idea
-Includes:
-Topic
-Position
-Reason
1. Topic Sentence that explains idea of the paragraph
Introduces your reason to the audience
2. Supporting Example or Fact #1 and Explanation
-2 Sentences
Fact or Example
Explanation of that Detail
3. Supporting Example or Fact #2 and Explanation
-2 Sentences
Fact or Example
Explanation of that Detail
4. Transition Sentence
Moves audience from one reason to the next

You should have one paragraph per reason
1. Re-worded Thesis
2. Exiting Details
(2-3 Sentences)
3. Lasting Statement
Body Paragraphs
Conclusion
Revision
Cycle
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