How to Write a Persuasive Essay - Mrs. Ruiz's English II-EOC Prep

How to Write a Persuasive Essay - Mrs. Ruiz's English II-EOC Prep

How to Write a Persuasive Essay What is persuasive writing? Persuasive writing tells the writers opinion and why the reader should agree. Copying permitted What is the goal of persuasive writing? to state the writers opinion to give reasons why the reader should agree to convince the reader to take action

Copying permitted Step 1: Read the prompt carefully before you begin. Writing Situation: Many eighteen year olds who are old enough to vote, choose not to register, not participating in elections. Do you think it is important to register and exercise your right to vote? Consider the reasons one would want to register and participate in elections. Directions for Writing: Now write a persuasive essay stating whether or not eighteen year

old should register and participate in elections. Give reasons to support your position arguing in such a convincing manner that others will agree with you. Step 2: Take a stand. Think about the stand that will provide two reasons for argument. Rhetoric The persuasive power of words was discussed by Aristotle

around 350 BC. He presented an analysis of rhetorical strategies, which included three elements: logos, pathos and ethos: Logos An attempt to persuade the audience (or reader) through sound reasoning. Reliable evidence, e.g. facts, definitions, statistics and other data that appeals to the logic and intelligence of the audience.

Pathos An appeal to the emotions of the reader or audience. Attempt to induce a particular state of mind in e.g. anger, understanding, sympathy, tolerance Taps into the sentiment or feelings of the audience or readership. Ethos Appeal of the speaker or writer in terms of his / her credibility and experience Presents, directly or indirectly, a profile that

sets a stamp of authority on the words used to persuade. Aristotles model of persuasion Pathos Logos Ethos Step 3: Prepare the graphic organizer. Now fold

your paper into 4 squares. 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. Step 3: one

Complete Write Example: organizer. reason is Voting you your way to18-year think state olds should your

concerns vote.beliefs. and the graphic Write another Example: reasonvote you Every think 18-year

counts and olds should is important. vote. Voting is not only the privilege but the responsibility of every 18 year-old. is important to exercise the right to State the other Itvote. Through this process beliefs and

concerns are conveyed. Although Example: people Summarize sidesSome opinion many election contests are won by claim teenagers are too comfortable margins, some have been (counterargume your immature. However, if so close that a single vote has made difference. Citizens must show the

they can gorebut to war, they nt and it. the reasons. world the importance of voting in a can vote. democracy. 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 cant, dont, wont, etc. Your Topic State legislators are pushing schools to adopt an exit exam. This would be a comprehensive test that all seniors wanting to get a diploma would have to take. A

passing grade would be required to graduate. Step 1: Think about the topic Directions for Writing: Now write a persuasive essay stating whether or not seniors should be forced to take an exit exam in order to graduate. Give reasons to support your position arguing in such a convincing manner that others will agree with you. Step 2: Take a stand.

Think about the stand that will provide two reasons for argument. PROS CONS Step 3: Prepare the graphic organizer. Now fold your paper into 4 squares.

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. Example: The Step 3: one Complete Write exit

exam organizer. reason you proves that the think seniors student has should take completed the the exit exam. work required.

Example: the graphic Write another Students would reason you be forced to think seniors

take their should take classes the exit exam. seriously. Every seniors should be required to prove his/her readiness for graduation by taking and passing an exit exam. Todays world is more complicated than ever. Students need to retain all Example: Critics argue that that they learn in high school in order

students have already passed to compete for spots in top colleges all of their classes and that and jobs. By making seniors take an proves they should graduate. exit exam, schools will be placing the However, students are responsibility for learning on the responsible for their education. shoulders of the students and not the teachers. There is a core body of knowledge that everyone should know State the other Summarize sides opinion

(counterargume your nt and rebut it. reasons. Remember: Start with a hook and transition to the topic of exit exams. Do not use you or I. Do not use contractions. Do not use slang words. Watch your tone. Use logical reasons for support.

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