Pre Writing Worksheet

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					Nonfiction Writing Unit                    Name_________________________
Pre-writing worksheet

Summary of writing prompt:


Intro:
        hook
        elaboration
        thesis statement
        points of three body paragraphs

Body 1:
    intro sentence
    a
    a-elab
    b
    b-elab
    c
    c-elab
    concluding sentence


Body 2:
    intro sentence
    a
    a-elab
    b
    b-elab
    c
    c-elab
    concluding sentence
Body 3:
    intro sentence
    a
    a-elab
    b
    b-elab
    c
    c-elab
    concluding sentence


Conclusion:
    elaborate
    restate thesis
    elaborate
    elaborate
Elaboration Strategies:
   anecdote
        o
   scenario
        o
   examples
        o
   definition
        o
   statistics
        o
   facts
        o
   quotations
        o
   dialog
        o
   description
        o

Persuasive Strategies:
   rhetorical questions
        o What would the world be like if…?
   emotional appeal
   string of consequences
        o if this happens, then… and… and…
   evidence
        o the more the better
   firm position on the issue
   audience awareness
        o educated vocabulary
   concession and rebuttal (or counter argument) in body paragraph 2 or 3
   persuasive conclusions:
        o problem-solving and/or compromise
        o call to action
        o suggest invitation to join committee and/or discuss further




                                         …because, because, because

				
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