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Transcript of Persuasive Essay
Choose your topic
Brainstorm Pros and Cons
Choose your side - Pro or Con?
Create your outline Outline I. Introduction
a. Strongest Point
b. Second Point
c. Third Point
III. Conclusion Introduction An introduction is where you convince people to read what you write.
It needs to start with an attention-grabber, to pull the audience into your argument.
It also needs to explain what you will be arguing. This should be in your thesis statement. Body The body paragraphs are your actual argument
You should have at least three reasons supporting your side of the issue. Each reason should have its own paragraph
Start with your strongest reason first
Remember to use persuasive appeals to logos, pathos and ethos Refutation Refutation is finding an argument that the opposition will use to argue against your side and explaining why that argument won't work.
If you can, find one or two points from the other side to refute. Conclusion A conclusion is what people will remember when they finish reading.
It should tell them why your argument matters and what they need to do about it.
This is your Call to Action. 1. Attention Grabber Unusual detail or fact
Outrageous statement 2. Thesis Statement: A thesis statement should:
Tell the reader what your topic is
Set manageable limits on your topic
Suggest the organization of your paper