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Persuasion-Senior English IV
Transcript of Persuasion-Senior English IV
Specific Specific topic + Your feelings about it Claims of Truth
Claims of Value
Claims of Policy An idea is or is not true Something does or does not have worth/benefits Something should or should not be done Make a list of both sides of the issue Collect facts about the issue Books
Personal Resources Introduce topic Give background information Support your opinion Concessions Wrap up argument Avoid Fallacies Bibliography/Sources After establishing topic and statement of purpose, need support. ALWAYS CITE!!
Need 7 resources
MLA format- notecards
OWL website With your topic and statement of purpose, resources give backbone for your thesis statement. Answer the "how" and "why" of your paper. What can you argue from your research?
Based on the evidence you have found, what can you support with most strength? What's the point?
What do you want people to take away from your ideas? Reply to conecessions This does not mean only 6 paragraphs are included... you should have at least ten!! Appeals to ignorance- uses a lack of evidence to prove something
Appeals to pity/sentimentality- go overboard with emotions
Bandwagoning- promotes an idea by saying "everyone else believes it"
Generalizations- claim that something is true with all people and in all cases
Circular reasoning- uses a fact to prove itself
Either-or-thinking- provides only 2 extreme options
Half-truths- present only one side of the situation
Oversimplification- reduces a complex situation to a cliche
Slated language- presents ideas in an unfair way
Testimonials- use the endorsement of famous people who have no real authority