Writing a Persuasive EssaySelect one of the prompts below to write a persuasive essay.1. In order to save money your principal is thinking about canceling all field trips for the remainder of the year. Write an essay persuading him or her to allow students to continue attending field trips. Use specific reasons and examples to support your response.2. Many people believe that television violence has a negative effect on society because it promotes violence. Do you agree and disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your response.3. Many parents give children a weekly or monthly allowance regardless of their behavior because they believe an allowance teaches children to be ...view middle of the document...
In your opinion, is it ever okay to lie? Explain your answer using specific reasons and examples.9. Is a good education a right or a privilege? Why do you think so? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer.10. Some states have now made it illegal to drive while talking on a hand-held cellular phone. Do you think this is a good law that should be passed in other states as well? Why or why not? Explain your answer.A persuasive essay is a short commentary designed to persuade your audience.
How to Write a Persuasive Essay
When writing a persuasive essay, your purpose is to convince your audience to embrace your idea or point of view. Keeping this purpose in mind is the key to writing an effective persuasion.
Essential steps for writing a persuasive essay:
Identify your main idea or point of view. Your purpose will be to persuade your audience to accept this idea or point of view.
Identify your audience. To write an effective persuasive essay, try to understand your audience. For example, are your readers undecided about your issue? Or are your readers hostile to your point of view?
Considering your audience, 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.
How to organize your persuasive essay:
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.
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.
After presenting your supporting points, develop one paragraph to accurately explain and then refute the most significant opposing view.
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.
Directions: Write a persuasive essay and use facts and examples to support your position. Include a title, an introduction with the thesis statement as the last sentence in the introduction listing the three main points. Include three body paragraphs where each main point is discussed. Also support the main points with facts and examples. Finally, write a conclusion where you summarize what has been said throughout the essay.Example of a persuasive essayWhy People Shouldn't Watch Too Much TVIntroduction with the thesis statement at the end with...