Persuasive Essay

Persuasive essays can be structured in different ways, but they all have one goal in mind: to persuade others to agree with the argument that is being made. Have you ever disagreed with someone on a point and tried to get them to understand your argument? This assignment will help you learn the proper ways to structure your arguments so that they are more persuasive.

Review the Persuasive Essay Instructions from Week 3.

Review the following completed assignments and your faculty feedback for them:

  • Week 2 Topic Selection
  • Week 3 Thesis and Research Questions Worksheet
  • Week 3 Organizing the Persuasive Essay

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word (approximately 4 to 5 pages) persuasive essay, using your previous assignments as resources.

  • Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.
  • Submit your essay to the Plagiarism Checker, located in the Center for Writing Excellence, and make any required changes that are mentioned in the results of the report. Use the Plagiarism Checker Instructions for step-by-step instructions for how to use the Plagiarism Checker. If another submission is needed after changes, please submit your essay again.
  • Submit your Persuasive Essay to WritePoint® powered by Grammarly in the Center for Writing Excellence. Use the suggestions from WritePoint® powered by Grammarly to improve the grammar and use of active voice in your essay.
  • The Persuasive Essay Grading Guide will be used to grade this assignment.

Submit your final copy of the Persuasive Essay, along with your final Plagiarism Checker report to the Assignment Files tab.

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Persuasive Essay Instructions

Introduction

· Hook: How will I grab the reader’s attention?

· Transition: How will I transition from my hook into my thesis?

· Thesis statement

Body for Option 1

If you selected Option 1 in the Week 3 Assignment: Organizing the Persuasive Essay, use the following to guide you in writing the body of your Persuasive Essay. Only complete the body for the organizational strategy that you selected in your Week 3 Assignment: Organizing the Persuasive Essay. Do not complete the body for all four organizational strategies.

Organizational Strategy 1: Defending the Main Idea

· Paragraph 1: Discuss the main idea (at least two to three main points)

· Paragraphs 2 and beyond: Present evidence to support your main idea

· Develop your two to three main points

Organizational Strategy 2: Refuting an Opposing Idea

· Paragraph 1: Summarize the opposing view (at least two to three main points)

· Paragraphs 2 and beyond: Refute the opposing view

· Develop your two to three main points

Organizational Strategy 3: Finding the Middle Ground

· Paragraph 1: Present various viewpoints (at least two to three main points)

· Paragraphs 2 and beyond: Propose the middle ground

· Develop your two to three main points

Organizational Strategy 4: Presenting the Stock Issues

· Paragraph 1: Establish the problem (need)

· Paragraph 2: Propose the solution (plan)

· Paragraph 3: Explain the advantages of the plan

Body for Option 2

If you selected Option 2 in the Week 3 Assignment: Organizing the Persuasive Essay, use the following to guide you in writing the body of your Persuasive Essay.

· Paragraph 1: Present your essay’s main contentions

· Paragraphs 2 and beyond: Support your main contentions

Conclusion

· Restate your thesis.

· Discuss the significance of your argument.

· Issue a call to action – what should people do about the topic you are discussing?

· Close the hook – link back to your hook and make your paper memorable.

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