Tips for Writing a Persuasive Essay

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Tips for Writing a Persuasive Essay

::Persuasive Essay::
=A persuasive essay is written to persuade the reader to think or do something, using convincing points to support the thesis statement.

First Step
The first step is to find out what you want to persuade the reader about. You can persuade the reader that blank movie is the best, that the state should pay more money for schools rather than jails, that uniforms in schools are good, etc. Whatever you want!

Second Step
Once you've figured out the backbone of your essay, brainstorm! Brainstorm supporting details, brainstorm examples ,etc.

Third Step
Now, determine what outline your essay will take form in. A common outline is this:

I. Introduction (Thesis)
II. Body Paragraph (First Supporting Point)
III. Body Paragraph (Second Supporting Point)
IV. Body Paragraph (Third Supporting Point)
V. Concession
VI. Refutation
VII. Conclusion (Restating the thesis Statement)

Fourth Step
-Now, write your thesis statement. A thesis statement is what you're arguing on. A good thesis statement should NOT be too broad, not too factual, and not too vague! -Now, you should write out the topic sentences of all your body paragraphs. These topic sentences should be convincive supporting points.

Fifth Step
-Write out your introduction. Your introduction should state your thesis statement and introduce your supporting points. -Then, write out your body paragraphs. Your body paragraphs should state your supporting points and give further details and evidence to back your statement up. -Next, write out your concession. A concession is acceptance that an opposing viewpoint is true. -Now, write a refutation. A refutation is your comeback to why the concession does not disprove your point. -Finally, write your conclusion. Restate your thesis statement and supporting points. Also, give the reader something to ponder about.

Now, all you need to do is edit it and change it!

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