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Persuasive Writing

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Josh Dronen

on 28 April 2014

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Transcript of Persuasive Writing

Identify each technique
Persuasion is Everywhere
Persuasive Techniques
Characteristics of Persuasive Writing
1. has a clear position

2. has more than one argument to support a position.

3. is elaborated by using reasons,\specific details, examples, anecdotes, facts, and/or statistics as evidence to support arguments.
4. anticipates and refutes the opposing position.

5. shows commitment to position by writing in a voice appropriate for audience and purpose.

6. uses persuasive strategies that urge or compel the reader to support a position

Everyday interactions with friends and family




Emails, reports and memos

Monday, April 28, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Persuasion can be used to...
Organizational Structure
The way the ideas, facts and strategies are organized in your paper

The structure depends on the ideas and your knowledge of your audience.

Persuasive Writing
The writer takes a position for or against something and tries to convince the reader to do something or believe their claim.
Support a Cause
Urge People to Action
Make a Change
Prove something wrong
Stir Up Sympathy
Create Interest
Get people to agree with you
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