Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Writing

In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.

Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research!

Persuasive writing follows a particular format. It has an introduction, a body where the argument is developed, and a conclusion. After writing an essay, like any other piece of writing, you should read, revise, conference and revise, before publishing the final product. Before starting, check the rubric to see how you will be evaluated, as well as, all the ingredients required to write the essay.

Persuasive Writing – a how to guide

Persuasive Writing – an outline of “how to”

You will use the topic you developed in class with your clock buddy.  You will write persuasively trying to convince your audience of your point of view.  You must include and discuss the argument for and against the topic.  Use your Pro/Con T-chart and research to back up your claim.


  1. Wednesday – Define Topic, create Pro/Con chart
  2. Thurs./Fri. -Research you topic and write your argument
  3. Mon./Tues. – Present your argument to your class and post to Blogs

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