Persuasive Writing

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Persuasive Writing
Good persuasive writing contains the following 5 elements:
140 Points Possible / Pages 832-833

1- A strong introduction. Perhaps you could use a surprising fact, a question, or an anecdote to capture the readers' interest. 20 Points

2- Clearly state the issue, and then your opinion. 20 Points

3- Present 3 or more reasons for your opinion. Devote at least one logical paragraph to each reason. You may want to show the weakness of other opinions as you explain the strength of your own. 60 Points

4- Answer opposing viewpoints. 20 Points

5- End with a strong argument, a powerful summary, or a call for action. 20 Points