Reasons Essay Format by iio84630

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									                   PERSUASIVE ESSAY FORMAT
                            INTRODUCTION
                        State your opinion
                        Get the reader's attention:
                            Historical review
                            Mini story
                            Surprising statement
                            Question




                             BODY OF ESSAY


       Organize your REASONS (most to least important; least       TRANSITIONS
                                                                     for example
       to most important)
                                                                   not only/but also
                                                                    most important
       Each paragraph should develop a REASON                        for example
                                                                  on the other hand
       SUPPORT with facts, examples, evidence                            likewise
       Personal commentary: elaborate, interpret, give YOUR           in addition
       reaction, thoughts                                               therefore
                                                                             first
       ADDRESS the opposition: State the opposing view and                  next
       knock it down!                                                      finally
                                                                        however
                                                                         another
       Use smooth transition statements between paragraphs             in spite of
                                                                         similarly
                                                                      as a result
                                                                    for this reason
                                                                           since




                          CONCLUSION (So What?)
                  Summarize; restate your opinion
                  Why is it important that the reader agree?
                  What could happen if your opinions aren’t
                  adopted?
                  Call to action


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