2What is a Persuasive Essay? What does the word Persuade mean?What are some jobs where people might use persuasion?When do you use persuasion?In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.
3PersuadingPersuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product.It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view.In order to convince the reader you need more than your opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion, so be sure to do the research!
4Format Persuasive writing follows a particular format. It has an introductiona body where the argument is developeda conclusion
5Saving the Cahaba River Why?(Is the river worth savingFirst ReasonProvides habitat for a variety of plants and animalsHow? (Does it Provide for a large variety of plants and animals)Specific ExamplesList and describe plants and animals that would disappearWhat Difference does it make? (Preserving Ecological Diversity)The writer sums up the paragraphState the consequences for not following the recommendation to save the Cahaba River as they pertain to ecological diversity.
6Persuasive writing differs from expository writing in three ways. Choosing a positionEstablishing an audienceAsking for action (In the conclusion)
7What must the writer do?The persuasive writer must predict and address the audience’s issues and concerns.
8Writing PromptThe school board is trying to determine whether or not students in your school should wear uniforms next year. Decide whether you are “for” or “against” this policy, and persuade the school board to follow your recommendation.
9Example of a Body Paragraph I can’t stand uniforms! They are so boring. Who would want to wear blue and white and khaki all day anyway? Dear School Board, I want to be able to express my personality in what I wear. My mom thinks uniforms might be less expensive though. And the kids who don’t have much money wouldn’t have to worry about buying expensive cool clothes. Oh well, I can’t make up my mind. I hope you can. Good Luck at your meeting.
10Uniforms would reduce the competition in dress among students. Students who do not have as much money asothers would not have to be embarrassed about their parents’income. I have seen students get teased about their clothes inthing.Uniforms can improve the school environment by decreasing violence, leading to better student behavior and better grades. Most schools that have implemented uniforms have seen a drastic decrease in violence. Mrs. Chung, a high school principal, conducted research on the results of wearing uniforms. She said, “In the past two or three years, several schools in the nation have begun to require a school uniform. All of these schools are reporting improved student grades and improved student behavior.”the hall, which would not happen if everyone wore the same
11Write on body paragraph from the prompt (one reason why students should or shouldn’t wear uniforms). The school board is trying to determine whether or not students in your school should wear uniforms next year. Decide whether you are “for” or “against” this policy, and persuade the school board to follow your recommendation.