Sunday, 26 June 2016

How to Write a Persuasive Essay

 I have been posting quite a few English Literature analysis, so now I wanted us to do an overview of persuasive writing. If you have not viewed the introduction to persuasive writing, you can view it here.

 The Structure of the Persuasive Essay

This type of Writing may be developed as follows:


A.    Thesis Statement (The writer’s opinion on a topic)
·         Reason 1
·         Reason 2
·         Reason 3

B.     The Body

·         Reason 1: supporting details
               Connecting words and phrases
·         Reason 2: supporting details
               Connecting words and phrases
·         Reason 3: supporting details
               Connecting words and phrases

C.    The Conclusion
·         Summing up of the three reasons

·         Why they support the thesis statement

The Structure of A Persuasive Essay

[Most high school students feel that the school dress code should be altered to allow them to wear sneakers as a part of their uniform.] Thesis Statement They have many reasons for this but [three of them are that sneakers are comfortable; they are readily  available and are in style.] Three reasons These are all good reasons for students wishing to wear them.

[Who has not suffered blistering from heels or a pinched toe in a new pair of leather shoes?] Reason 1 [Who has not been late for school in the morning searching for shoe polish and brush to pass perfect inspection? Finally, leather  shoes are a handicap in lunchtime box football matches.] Supporting details

[Moreover,] connective word sneakers are readily available in every shoe store or even on street corners.] Reason 2 [Sneakers are popular gifts from overseas relatives to send to you. Even fathers consider sneakers a suitable gift to bring back from travels abroad.] Supporting details

[Finally,] connective word sneakers are stylish] Reason 3 [Everyone knows the popular colour, the popular brand, the popular design. It is possible to get a pair of sneakers to match every uniform colour. Sneakers fit every purpose: walking, running or playing.] Supporting details

[No wonder high school students want to wear their sneakers instead of leather shoes.] Conclusion
[They are comfortable, readily available and are right up to the minute in style.] Restatement of the thesis [To a teenager, there is no question-give them their sneakers] Clincher

Now try to write your own persuasive writing by seeing the questions HERE.


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