Persuasive Writing-Essay Techniques

Topics: Question, Writing, Paragraph Pages: 2 (358 words) Published: June 12, 2012
Introduction: For test responses: Should be 5-8 sentences (typed).
For convincing/persuasive essays: 4-6 lines
1. Your first sentence for the introductions: This statement is true/ not true (if question is asking you that). Eg. The government is way too easy on hoon drivers. Discuss. 2. Be spontaneous i.e. natural and directly to what the question asks you. Eg. Do you agree that Brian is the perfect gentleman? Yes, I agree (spontaneous). Main body paragraph: Should be between 2-3 main body paragraphs

Open and ending sentence of each paragraph should remind readers of your opinion. E.g. Opening sentence of first paragraph: Dedication is the key to success . . .
Last sentence of paragraph: As such, if can be seen that dedication does in fact influence an individuals’ success. Good words to use: Likewise, Similarly, In addition, In contrast, On the other hand, *As such, *Therefore, *Hence,* Thus, Describe, Demonstrates, Portray, Depict, Shows, Essential, Imperative, Pivotal, Important, Quintessential, Evidence and Highlights. The ones that start with a * are good to start final sentences of each sentence.

*Do not write shortcuts; don’t, won’t, can’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t . . . take the effort to write the full from in formal essays. *Do not write numbers in the # form, write the English version, the only time where you can write numbers is DATES. *Do not write: YOU, YOUR, SO, I . . . Keep in third form/person i.e. an individual’s responsibility, a person’s evidence. *Write words properly: A lot, too (not two or to).

*Do not write firstly, secondly, thirdly, fourthly EVER!!!
REMEMBER: The most important part of an essay is the introduction and conclusion. This means that they should be the best part of your writing. Never and I mean never, give background information in the introduction. For example if a topic was about school bullying, get straight to the point and argue your point instead of giving...
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