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Writing an Informal Persuasive Essay Remember, this is not quite an argumentative paper.
Informal Essay Writing The familiar or personal essay Author’s viewpoint – Usually first person (I, we, our) – Directly addresses the reader Sources of evidence – Comes from the writer’s everyday life
Informal Essay Continued Tone – More personal and subjective – Conversational and casual – Ironic, amusing, thoughtful, angry, or serious Loosely structured Thesis is not always explicitly stated Purpose is to provide reflection
Persuasive Writing Main Goal – To get the reader to agree with you or your point of view on a particular topic Technique – Blends facts and emotion to convince the reader that the writer is “right.” – Relies on opinions
Persuasive Essay Continued Identify a topic and your position. Writer only presents his/her view – The writer may include ONE opposing point, but it’s quickly dismissed or refuted. Audience – Needs intended audience. Knowing what they think and currently believe, the writer “attacks,” attempting to persuade them to his side. Attitude is somewhat aggressive
Persuasive writing, in short, is more personal, passionate, and emotional.
Create an Outline Four to five paragraphs Intro Your reasoning – You can choose to briefly address the opposing argument, but remember that it is all about you. Conclusion That’s it!