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The Story of Writing - Argumentative/Persuasive Writing

"Persuasive Writing", Persuasive writing tells your opinion, by Jodi Sutherland, Fun in First, Fair Use.

Do you want to convince others to agree with your opinion about something? Write a persuasive or argumentative essay. In a persuasive/argumentative essay, you can argue that summer vacations should be longer, that kids should get less homework or that kids should be paid for good grades. Pick a topic that you feel strongly about. Find out as much as you can about the issue. Then consider different points of view. 

Here are some hints to get started:

  • Think of a topic that is important to you.  Want to have recess?  Want to have better lunch choices? 
  • Start a list of reasons you why you believe what you believe. “Just because” is not a good reason.
  • Here is a list of persuasive/argumentative words you might consider using:

I am writing to… I am speaking to you today because... I have heard a rumor that... This needs to be dealt with We can do without this... It will ruin our quality of life. How unfair! No-one but a complete idiot will believe that... Now... Surely... Obviously... Of course... We can solve this by... Local people feel that... I believe that... This will mean that... This will cause... Another thing... A friend of mine says... Just think about... If these plans go ahead... How could you (we) possibly… Do you really think…. What would happen if… Is it really worth… Do you want to be part of…?

  • Do some research for facts to back up your opinion.
  • Make sure you summarize what you believe.

Persuasive/argumentative writing is a good way to tell people about your thoughts on certain subjects.

Original Release: Apr 05, 2016

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016


Footnotes:
1) ReadWriteThink, Persuasive Writing, ReadWriteThink, Mar/24/2016, Mar/24/2016, http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/convince-developing-persuasive-writin

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