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Persuasive writing is non-fiction writing that uses both REASON-BASED and EMOTION-BASED arguments to convince or persuade the audience of something. It can be a speech, an essay, a letter, or any format.
Arguments: Reason vs. Emotion Reason-Based Statistics Facts Data Logic Emotion-Based Personal anecdotes Highly charged language Appeal to the audience’s feelings or sentiments Which type do YOU think is more convincing?
Examples of Persuasive Prompts: Should there be a minimum dating age? Should tobacco be made illegal? Should schools have the right to search student’s personal belongings? Do beauty pageants exploit contestants? Are professional athletes paid too much? All of these questions ask the writer (or speaker) to take a clear, definite position on the issue. The writer will then attempt to convince their audience to take the same position.
Ingredients of Persuasive Writing Piece Introduction Introduces the writing situation or topic Take a position and state it clearly (THESIS) Body Present several reason-based arguments that are well- supported and explained with commentary. Present some emotion-based arguments that are well- supported and explained with commentary Counter-Argument : Consider the alternate point of view. What is something the “other side” would say against your position? Rebuttal : Address the other side’s argument with a convincing answer, proving your position is valid. Conclusion Restate your position (thesis). Call to Action – What should the audience do now?
Persuasive Language Firstly – Consider the audience. Who will you be addressing? Friends or peers? Elders? Parents? Government officials? School officials – Principal? School Board? Teachers?
Persuasive Language Depending on the audience – use appropriate diction and level of formality Be convincing without being rude Be firm and clear Above all… DO NOT TAKE A “MIDDLE OF THE ROAD” position!!! Choose a side!
RIP “I THINK…” “I BELIEVE…” “IN MY OPINION…” (etc.)
Topic: Position/Thesis: 3 Arguments: 1. 2. 3. Counter Argument:Rebuttal: Some people may say… Prewriting Plan: