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Transcript of Persuasive Writing
2. Essential Background (1-2 sentences)
3. Thesis Statement
(1 sentence) Hook or Attention Getter: 1. Hooks the readers attention.
2. Must be more than one sentence.
3. Types: Quote, statistic, fact or definition (1st sentence) 4. Elaborate or comment on the 1st sentence; in other words explain the quote or put it into your own words. Essential Background: 1. Gives a brief history or synopsis of the issue at hand.
2. Use the "fluff" in the prompt.
3. Should be no longer than 2 sentences. Thesis Statement: 1. This is where you state your claim or the position you plan to prove.
2. The controlling or main idea of the essay.
3. Must be the last sentence of the introductory paragraph. PARTS -2 Chunk Paragraph
1. Topic sentence with transition
6. Concluding sentence Topic Sentence With Transition 1. This is a sentence that introduces your reader to the main idea discussed in that paragraph.
2. Your sentence must start with a transitional word or phrase
-first, to begin with, in
3. The main idea for your paragraph comes from your______________?? Evidence/Example 1. Detail, fact or example to back-up your main idea
2. Can also be a quote or paraphrase. Explanation 1. Ideas from your head (looking under the surface)
2. Expand and explain your evidence. 3. Here are some great ways to start your explanation:
- "This shows that....." "One can see..." Concluding Sentence 1. Rephrase the topic sentence.
2. Use a transitional phrase, such as:
-"unquestionably", "to be sure", "as one can see" Counter Argument 1. This type of argument opposes your thesis.
2. It expresses the view of a person who disagrees with your position. Why Counter? 1. A counter argument shows that you have considered all aspects of the issue......It's a sign of respect
2. The counter argument should be in the 3rd body
paragraph. Rebuttal 1. In order to show your 'mad skills' of persuasion, you must refute the counter argument.
2. This means you must prove that the C.A. is incorrect. Counter Argument Phrase 1. The counter argument and rebuttal would be considered a topic sentence:
One might argue that.........................however, Parts 1. Restate thesis
2. Connect message to life/world/people
3. Ask for support Connect Message -Revisit Hook
-What is the theme? Ask for Support -Clearly this issue is the correct choice to make.