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Elements of a Persuasive Essay by gegeshandong

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									     Elements of a Persuasive Essay

1.   Begin with a clear statement of your
     opinion or position.
2.   Support your position with organized
     and relevant information (evidence).
3.   Anticipate and address the reader’s
     concerns and counter-arguments.


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Elements of a Persuasive Essay

 1. Begin with a clear statement of
 opinion or opposition.

Pro means you are ______
                         FOR
something.
                       AGAINST
Con means you are _____
something.
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 Elements of a Persuasive Essay
 Is this statement FOR or AGAINST
 the use of marijuana?
Researchers claim that it can be used to
treat certain diseases, but if used
excessively it damages brain cells, more
so than alcohol.

          FOR?     AGAINST?
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   Elements of a Persuasive Essay

   For several logical reasons,
   marijuana should not be legalized.




          FOR?       AGAINST?
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  Elements of a Persuasive Essay

2. Support your position with relevant
information and evidence.
 Which of the following most strongly supports
 the idea that marijuana should not be legalized?
A. Marijuana damages brain cells that can never be replaced.
B. Marijuana is addictive and often leads to the use of even
stronger, more addictive drugs.
C. Marijuana helps relieve severe pain that other pain
medicines can’t relieve.

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Elements of a Persuasive Essay
 A is probably a stronger argument against
 legalizing marijuana than B. This should be
 reorganized so that A comes after B.
 A. Marijuana damages brain cells that can never be
 replaced.
 B. Marijuana is addictive and often leads to the use
 of even stronger, more addictive drugs.
 C. Marijuana helps relieve severe pain that other
 pain medicines can’t relieve.

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        ______-argument. A counter-argument is a
C. is a counter
statement that someone who o______ your position
                            pposes
might make.
Restate these items so that the weaker argument
comes first, then the stronger argument, then the
counter-argument.
 B.
 ___ Marijuana damages brain cells that can never be replaced.
___ Marijuana is addictive and often leads to the use of even
A.
stronger, more addictive drugs.
___ Some argue that marijuana helps relieve severe pain that
C. pain medicines can’t relieve. However, ….
other


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Elements of a Persuasive Essay
3. Anticipate and address the reader’s concerns
and counter-arguments.
The essay points are now organized with the strongest
argument after the weaker argument, and also includes
a counter-argument.
 A. Marijuana is addictive and often leads to the use of even
    stronger, more addictive drugs.
 B. Marijuana damages brain cells that can never be replaced.
 C. Some argue that marijuana helps relieve severe pain that
     other pain medicines can’t relieve. However, ….


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Elements of a Persuasive Essay
1. Begin with a clear statement of
your opinion or position.
2. Support your position with
organized and relevant evidence.
3. Anticipate and address reader’s
concerns and counter-arguments.



     Slide 9
Elements of a Persuasive Essay

Clear Opinion; For or Against

Organized and Relevant Facts

    Anticipate Concerns and
     Counter-Arguments

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      Elements of a Persuasive Essay
     T - For several reasons, Marijuana should not be legalized.



           Marijuana is addictive and          facts and on this
                                             -What goesexamples to
           often leads to the use of even    -side?
                                               support each starred
           stronger, more addictive drugs.   - item
            Marijuana damages brain cells    - this includes evidence,
            that can never be replaced.
                                             - facts, statisics,
            Some argue that marijuana
                                             - expert opinions
            helps relieve severe pain that
            other pain medicines can’t
            relieve. However, ….


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  Elements of a Persuasive Essay

   - A persuasive conclusion
   challenges the reader to make a
   decision or take a specific action.
   -It also restates your viewpoint in
   a memorable way.


Slide 12
     Write a Persuasive Essay
   -Pro: State a strong argument
   example: The benefits of a Water
   Park
   -Con: Address a specific concern
   example: health issue or drunk
   driving

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