How to Write a Persuasive Essay
by Jesse Seldess, Professional Writer
When writing a persuasive essay, your purpose is to convince your audience to embrace your idea or point of view. Keeping this purpose in mind is the key to writing an effective persuasion.
Essential steps for writing a persuasive essay:
How to organize your persuasive essay:
PERSUASIVE ESSAY ASSIGNMENT
DIRECTIONS: Follow the directions below and write a persuasive essay. The essay will be due by the end of the hour on THURSDAY (NO EXCEPTIONS!). You may turn in the essay earlier if you wish.
Persuasive Writing Assignment
Write a 300 to 500 word persuasive writing using the guide that you have been given. Make sure that you have a minimum of grammatical mistakes. The writing is due on Thursday…no later! It is worth 200 points and equals a test grade. You must state who the audience will be for your writing. You do this by writing that on the cover sheet. You must have a cover sheet attached. Pick an interesting topic to write over. REMEMBER YOU WILL DO A BETTER JOB IF YOU PICK A TOPIC THAT YOU CARE ABOUT.
Things that will lower your grade: (THE GRADING RUBRICS THAT I WILL USE)
Less than 300 words in length will reduce your grade by one letter.
Too many grammatical errors will reduce your grade by one letter.
Poor penmanship—if I can’t read it, I can’t grade it!!!!
Obvious lack of planning, If you do not have a plan page, I will not grade your paper.
No logic. IF your paper doesn't make sense, then it can not persuade.
Not geared to the audience for which you are writing.
Use good word choice---use higher level words. I expect you to use words that a high school student should know.
Topic choice---is the topic timely and interesting. Make it an interesting topic.
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