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Persuasive Essays Argument Essay!
Persuasive Essay n n n A persuasive essay persuades or urges your reader to take your side of an issue. It also urges the readers to take action to fix the situation or issue. Always choose a topic you feel strongly about – negatively or postively!
Issue vs. Claim n n Issue (Topic) is the subject you are discussing: For example: cafeteria food Claim (Thesis) is the SIDE or position in the argument you are taking: I believe the cafeteria food needs to be healthier and offer more variety.
Evidence n Remember that evidence is specific examples, details, facts, statistics, or quotes that back up your REASON why your thesis is true. For example, serving fattening hash browns more than once a week is unhealthy. A better alternative would be to serve brown rice or a green vegetable.
SIEL n n n State it Illustrate it (examples) Explain it (explain your example) Link it (back to your thesis) You need at least two or three reasons why your thesis is true – then you must use SIEL for each reason!
Conclusion n n The conclusion is the last thing the reader is going to read! It needs to be strong and very convincing. You can always: Make a call for action Explain how NOT acting will hurt Look to the future
Points to Remember n n Do NOT call names or say anything that sounds like you are attacking the other side of the argument! DO support your side of the argument with lots of evidence and explanation. Remember to keep your words clear and use transitions. Keep the “voice” of your paper objective and scientific.
Prompt n Your class is planning to publish one issue of This Is America, a magazine devoted to saving institutions, traditions, and culture that are unique and irreplaceable to the fabric that is America. Write an article in which you persuade others to save something uniquely American.