Presentation on theme: "How to Write a Persuasive Essay"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to Write a Persuasive Essay Mater Academy Lakes MiddleMrs. Morales7th grade
2 What is persuasive writing? Persuasive writing tells the writer’sopinion and why the readershould agree.Copying permitted
3 What is the goal of persuasive writing? to state the writer’s opinionto give reasons why the reader should agreeto convince the reader of your opinionCopying permitted
4 Step 1: Take a stand: Claim Take a stand or state your opinion ona topic. Must answerPrompt.Mistakes are keyto making discoveries.
5 Step 2: State your reasons: Thesis 2-3 reasons in one sentenceMistakes or failures are key to making discoveries because one learns to self-correct, problem-solve and self-adjust.
6 Step 3: Elaborate or Provide Evidence for your claim and support reasons Reliable evidence includes, e.g. facts, definitions, quotations, statistics and data. Be sure to cite your evidence. Try to embed your quotes in the your sentence. Make sure all quotes support claim.According to 19th century author Samuel Smiles, “We learn from failure much more than from success.”In the article, “In Praise of Careful Science,” the author states that “without mistakes, no discoveries can be made.”
7 True, mistakes may cause more problems; Step 4: Must include a concession and counter-argument or counter-claim.Concession means to acknowledge your opponent’s argument only to rebut it. You can’t ignore compelling opposing evidence.Counter-claim means to rebut (prove false or weak) opponent’s argument.True, mistakes may cause more problems;however, many important discoveries were made by accident such as the telephone and penicillin.
8 Step 5: Conclude your Essay: Restate your claim, summarize your reasons and reflect. DO NOT ADD NEW INFORMATION. USE TRANSITIONS.In conclusion, mistakes or accidents are key tomaking discoveries. They may lead scientists orresearchers to solve problems, make correctionsor adjustments. Some say that mistakes mayhinder research; however, throughout history, therehave been many well-known accidents ormistakes that have led to important inventionsand discoveries.
9 Step 3: Prepare the graphic organizer. Now fold your paper into 4 squares.
10 Step 4: Complete the graphic organizer. Unfold the paper and draw a box in the center. In the center box write a sentence to convey your stand.
11 Step 3: Complete the graphic organizer. Write one reason and cite evidence(s).Write another reason and cite evidence(s).WRITE YOUR CLAIMAcknowledge other side’s opinion (concession) and rebut it (counter-claim).Restate claim. Summarize your reasons.
12 Remember:You cannot use I. Since you are writing the paper, the reader knows it is your opinion!You cannot use You. Use: a person, someone, people, citizens, one, he, she, they, etc.Avoid contractions like can’t, don’t, won’t, etc.