Unit One Persuasive Essay

Topics: Nutrition, Writing, Health Pages: 4 (1003 words) Published: January 29, 2015
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Unit Activity

Unit 1: Understanding the Main Idea
This Unit Activity will help you meet these educational goals: 21st Century Skills—You will use critical-thinking skills and effectively communicate your ideas.

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Introduction
In this activity, you will read a persuasive essay and then write one of your own. The essay you write will use persuasive techniques and evidence to argue for adopting a good habit. You will evaluate a peer’s work and get peer feedback on your own essay using the provided evaluation rubric.

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Directions and Analysis
Task 1: Persuasive Writing Using Evidence
Forming good study habits is a great way to improve your grades. Read this persuasive essay about using good test-taking habits to improve your grades.

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Think of other habits that can improve your life. List a few of those habits below. Type your response here: Healthy diet, working out everyday.

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b. Choose one habit you mentioned in part a of this task. What problems could you solve by forming that habit?

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Type your response here: healthy diet, less calories better body !
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What bad habits might this habit help replace or overcome?
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Type your response here: eating fast food
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d. Write a persuasive essay to convince readers of the benefits of one of the habits you listed earlier. It can be the habit you discussed in questions b and c or any other habit you listed in part a of this task. Explain how the habit is helpful, using examples to support your claim.

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Type your response here:
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Task 2: Peer Evaluation
Exchange your essay with a partner and review your partner's writing. Use features such as change tracking and commenting to make changes and comments on each other’s essays. Examine the purpose, audience, and writing style as...
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