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Persuasive Essays

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Amanda Fittge

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of Persuasive Essays

Persuasive Essays
Knock Out Punch
1. Beginning = present the counter argument

2. Middle = explain all the reasons they are wrong
(knock them out!)

3. End = conclude your essay restating your position
1. Restate your stand on the issue

2. Use a rhetorical question

3. Propose a solution to the problem/issue

Types of Evidence
1. Logical Evidence -
offers reasons based on logical thinking

2. Empirical Evidence -
provides facts, statistics, or observations based on scientific experiments or research

3. Anecdotal Evidence -
provides examples from personal experiences

What will get you a 4 on your persuasive essay?
1. Stand -
Did you clearly state your position on the issue/problem?
2. Structure -
Did you address the counter argument?
3. Evidence -
Did you provide evidence? Do you know what type you used?
4. Organization -
Do you have at least 3 paragraphs? Beginning, middle, & end?
5. Risk -
Did you try using something new? Rhetorical question? Different style than before? Different type of evidence?
1. Beginning = take a stand on the issue

2. Middle = a. develop your reason (only ONE reason)
b. recognize the counter argument
c. explain why they are wrong in their belief

3. End = conclude your essay restating your position
Evidence Examples:

Name that type of evidence for each one.

1. Studies have shown adverse affects of too little sleep include weight gain & poor decision making.

2. If a person is displaying signs of tiredness and irritability, then it stands to reason that the person could be suffering from lack of sleep.

3. When I get 8 hours of sleep, I feel much healthier and more alert than I do when I only have 6 hours of sleep.
Rhetorical Devices
Repetition -
repeating of a word or phrase for effect

Slogan -
adding a catchy phrase at the end telling the reader what needs to be done to solve the issue

Rhetorical Question -
question asked for effect; not meant to be answered by you, the writer, or the reader
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