Persuasive writing is writing that tries to convince a reader to do something or to believe what you believe about a certain topic.
It takes a position for or against something.
Persuasive Writing can be used to…
Persuasive writing follows a certain format:
BODY where the argument is explained
CONCLUSION where main points are summarized and reviewed and the reader is left with something to think about
DOS and DON’Ts of Persuasive Writing:
What makes an good introduction?
It grabs or “hooks” the reader’s attention by using one or more of the following strategies:
It tells how the writing will be organized.
The author’s position is clearly stated in a thesis statement
Good strategies used in introductions:
Lets Take A Look….
Fast food consumption has risen 500 percent since 1970 and today reaches nearly every part of society, including some public school cafeterias.
Thirty percent of the children in the survey ate fast food on any given day during the survey, and they ate an average of 187 calories a day more than those who did not eat fast food. These additional calories could account for an extra six pounds of weight gain per year, according to Ludwig
Let’s use fast food as an example again.
Fast food…(3 Discussion Points)
THREE MAIN FOCUS POINTS
COMPLETED THESIS STATEMENT
What makes an good conclusion?