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Persuasive Writing POW TREE
Persuasive Writing 1. 2. 3. Persuasive writing is also referred to as argumentative writing or opinion writing. Persuasive writing is a form of nonfiction writing that encourages careful word choice, the development of logical arguments, and a cohesive summary. Persuasive writing is defined as presenting reasons and examples to influence action or thought.
Examples 4. Examples of persuasive writing: A. Advertising B. Letter to the editor C. Politics D. Essays
Three main means of persuasion 5. Reason – appealing to your audience’s rationality and logic. Giving your point of view in an informed and fair manner. 6. Emotion – creating feelings in your audience that lead them to your point of view. 7. Beliefs – using the values and beliefs of your audience to build your argument. You can use all of these for persuasive writing.
POW 8. P = Pick an idea/Prompt 9. O = Organize my writing 10. W = write
TREE 11. T = Thesis/Topic 12. R = Reasons 13. E = Evidence 14. E = Ending
Thesis/Topic The final bell rings. It’s the last day of school, and summer has finally come! Students don’t have to think about school for at least another 2 1/2 months. That is the way it should always be. Schools should continue using the traditional calendar and not a year-round schedule. There are numerous downsides to yearround schooling. It has no positive effects on education, it adds to costs, and it disrupts the longawaited summer vacation.
Thesis/Topic Sentence 15. Thesis/Topic Sentence = tell the reader what you believe or what you want them to know. Ex. “It is too late to save earth; therefore, humans should immediately set a date for their relocation to Mars where, with proper planning, they can avoid issues of famine, war, and global warming.
Reason 1 16. State one reason why your thesis is true. Ex. Contrary to the well-accepted belief, year-round schooling has no constructive impact on education.
Evidence 17. Cite Evidence to support your claim. Ex. For example, since 1980, 95 percent of schools that tried the year-round schedule changed back to a traditional calendar.
Reason 2/Evidence 18. State a second reason why your thesis/topic is true. Ex. Like any other facility, keeping a school open requires a great deal of money. When a school changes to a year-round schedule, the costs skyrocket. 19. Cite textual evidence to support your claim. Ex. For example, a high school in Arizona had a cost increase of $157, 000 when they switched to year-round schooling.
Reason 3/Evidence 20. State the last reason why your thesis/topic is true. Ex. An important part of a child’s life is summertime. 21. Cite textual evidence to support your claim. Ex. One expert, Dr. Peter Scales, says, “The biggest plus of camp is that camps help young people discover and explore their talents, interests, and values. Most schools don’t satisfy all these needs. Kids who have these kinds of [camp] experiences end up being healthier and have fewer problems. ”
Ending 22. Restate your thesis/topic. 23. Summarize your argument.
Ending It is evident that year-round schooling is not the best option for the school calendar. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the traditional school year. Why change something that works so well? The final bell rings. Let’s make sure this bell means that the “real” summer vacation has come.