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A PERSUASIVE ESSAY WRITING AN ESSAY Sokolova L.L.
Sokolova L.L. 2 Persuasive writing, also known as the argument essay, utilizes logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another idea. It attempts to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action. The argument must always use sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, using examples, and quoting experts. What is a persuasive/argument essay?
When planning a persuasive essay, follow these steps Sokolova L.L. 3 Choose your position. Which side of the issue or problem are you going to write about, and what solution will you offer? Know the purpose of your essay. Identify the strongest supporting points for your persuasion. Identify the most significant opposing view. Explaining and then refuting the opposing view strengthens the credibility and scope of your essay. Structure your essay. Figure out what evidence you will include and in what order you will present the evidence. Remember to consider your purpose, your audience, and you topic.
How to organize your persuasive essay Sokolova L.L. 4 Introduction Your introduction should hook your reader's attention and provide background information on your topic or controversy. The paragraph should end with a clear statement of your main idea or point of view. Body paragraphs Your body paragraphs should present the points in support of your main idea. Each body paragraph should focus on one point. Be sure to provide evidence or examples for each point. Opposing view After presenting your supporting points, develop one paragraph to accurately explain and then refute the most significant opposing view. Conclusion Creatively restate your main idea and supporting points. Try to leave your audience even more connected to your topic and persuaded by your main idea or perspective.
The following criteria are essential to produce an effective argument Sokolova L.L. 5 Be well informed about your topic. Test your thesis. Your thesis, i.e., argument, must have two sides. It must be debatable. If you can write down a thesis statement directly opposing your own, you will ensure that your own argument is debatable. Disprove the opposing argument. Understand the opposite viewpoint of your position and then counter it by providing contrasting evidence or by finding mistakes and inconsistencies in the logic of the opposing argument. Support your position with evidence. Remember that your evidence must appeal to reason.
The following are different ways to support your argument: Sokolova L.L. 6 Facts - A powerful means of convincing, facts can come from your reading, observation, or personal experience. Note: Do not confuse facts with truths. A "truth" is an idea believed by many people, but it cannot be proven. Statistics - These can provide excellent support. Be sure your statistics come from responsible sources. Always cite your sources. Quotes - Direct quotes from leading experts that support your position are invaluable. Examples - Examples enhance your meaning and make your ideas concrete. They are the proof.