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Persuasive Essay Writing

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persuasive s/n a persuasive essay is a

writing piece in which the author tries

to convince readers to agree with a

particular stance or point of view

persuasive essays can be written about

any subject for example you can write a

persuasive essay about your viewpoint on

using cellphones in schools

wearing school uniforms or even wearing

a seatbelt in your car a persuasive

essay is one of the best ways to get

others to understand your point of view

when writing a persuasive essay you are

forming an argument you must present a

logical argument to your audience and

convince them to agree with a specific

stance when creating a persuasive essay

the first step is to select a subject

then you must choose a side of the

argument that you are going to defend

for example on the subject of seatbelts

you would have to determine the points

in question and the stance you would

take on those points what are the

positive aspects of wearing a seat belt

what are the negative aspects of wearing

a seat belt

why is your stance more correct than the

opposing stance you must understand an

issue well enough to construct a

persuasive essay to do this you must not

only understand your point of view but

you must also understand the opposite

points of view this is where research

comes into play when you are writing a

persuasive essay you are writing from

the point of view of an expert so you

will have to gain knowledge about this

subject look at the arguments that

others have made about your side of the

issue then look at the arguments of your

opponents the key to a successful

persuasive essay is to counter your

opponents points inside your paper to do

this you will need to know their

arguments as well as you know your own

once you fully understand the issue that

you have chosen you are ready to begin

writing

your introduction paragraphs should

contain your thesis statement in one

well-written sentence you want to let

your audience know your point of view

the thesis statement is the most

important part of your paper everything

else in the paper is based upon it

you must include three main points in

your thesis statement what you are

writing about the subject why you are

writing about it the conflict and what

your position on the issue is the

opinion thesis statements need to be

precise focused and clear-cut your

thesis statement for wearing seat belts

would need to include the subject

universal laws for wearing seat belts

while in Motor Vehicles the conflict

whether it should be a law or a personal

choice and the opinion your belief that

wearing seat belts should be the law for

all drivers and passengers and motor

vehicles let's put these thoughts

together into one thesis statement

wearing seat belts in Motor Vehicles

should be mandated under the law in

order to protect drivers and passengers

as well as the financial liability of

other drivers in the event of an

accident in one sentence the thesis

statement covers everything that you

need to persuade readers in the essay

from this thesis statement readers have

a clear idea about what you are going to

discuss once you have crafted your

thesis statement you should follow up

with at least three sentences in the

introduction paragraph these sentences

should include the key talking points

that you will discuss in the following

body paragraphs going back to the

seatbelt example your research should

uncover your state's laws on wearing a

seatbelt the need for safety while

traveling in a vehicle and perhaps some

crash statistics that illustrate how

seatbelts save lives your body

paragraphs need to reflect the research

that you have done each point you have

made will have its own paragraph of

about five sentences

content and a persuasive essay is

important when writing a persuasive

essay research is a key factor in

creating an argument for example if you

were researching seatbelt laws in the

state of Pennsylvania you may have come

across the PA drivers manual

combine the research you have done on

both sides of the argument to create

your own argument the first body

paragraph in your persuasive essay may

state something like this when a vehicle

is involved in a collision the vehicle

stops but the driver and passengers

inside the vehicle continue to move at

the same speed seatbelts are designed to

keep a person in place and inside the

vehicle even the strongest people cannot

protect themselves from the force of an

accident serious injuries can occur at

only 12 miles per hour while 12 miles

per hour is not very fast a person

wearing a seatbelt is safer than a

person not wearing one a good rule to

follow when writing a persuasive essay

is this each point that you make in your

thesis statement an introduction

paragraph should have its own paragraph

which is supported by your research the

concluding paragraph is the last

paragraph of your essay conclusions in

essays show a carefully constructed

argument and illustrate that your

argument has been based on facts and

evidence the conclusion should restate

your thesis and main points of interest

summarizing the argument for the

audience here is a sample conclusion

paragraph about wearing seatbelts

wearing seatbelts saves lives

seat belts support drivers and

passengers during a collision keeping

them inside the vehicle and strapped

firmly to the seat studies have shown

that even a collision at 12 miles per

hour and cause serious injuries

these injuries not only affect the

person who is injured but they also

affect other drivers through insurance

and medical costs wearing a seatbelt is

currently the law in Pennsylvania and it

should remain this way some may argue

that this law cost them their personal

freedom of choice not to wear a seat

belt but wearing seat belts has an

economic effect on other drivers on the

road and not just your own safety as

such the other drivers on the road as

well as yourself are more important than

your personal freedom of choice to

review select a topic and write a thesis

statement that displays your reasoning

and research as part of your

introduction paragraph write at least

three other sentences in your

introduction explaining the points that

you will discuss in your body paragraphs

use your body paragraphs to elaborate on

the points from your introduction write

a conclusion that ties all of your

points together and convinces the

audience to agree with you follow these

steps and you will be convincing others

to agree with your stance on the issue

in no time