Composition Of A Persuasive Essay

We’re going to show you how to take your persuasive paragraphs expand them add detail and turn them into full-blown persuasive essays multi paragraph here’s what we know so far if you’ve paid attention to the first part of this presentation you already know that persuasive writing is intended to convince the reader of the writers point of view a good persuasive paragraph or composition will be can be informative it can be about a serious subject or a light subject but first and foremost the object is to try to convince the reader to come away or to come around rather to your way of thinking and like any good composition a piece of persuasive writing consists of an introduction that’s where you state your position the body where you make your arguments that support that position. Learn how to correctly support arguments and positions onĀ Edusson.

So in a paragraph your introduction is probably going to be your topic sentence in your body all the supporting statements that tie back to that topic sentence and your conclusion is where you’re going to restate your belief and then include any closing thoughts that you might have as I mentioned at the outset we’re now going to expand that persuasive paragraph into a persuasive essay the basic structure is the same we still have an introduction we still have supporting points in the body including a refutation and we’ll get to that and there’s still a conclusion in which we bring the composition to logical close but there are some differences for of all instead of putting all of the information in one paragraph you’re going to be writing multiple paragraphs and they’re going to contain much more detailed information about the points that you want to make your supports for the most part are going to be expanded and we’ll see how to do that shortly also in many of the compositions you have already written undoubtedly your topic sentence is the first sentence in the composition.

But as I’ve told my students in class the topic sentence is not always the first sentence of the first paragraph and we’re going to turn things around a little bit in this format that I’m going to give you for the for the essay version of persuasive writing in that we are going to put the topic sentence at the end of the introduction not the beginning you’ll see how we do that each of your arguments in the body will have its own paragraph so as I said you’re going to expand each of these points for with two or more sentences they will stand alone as individual paragraphs and finally your conclusion may include a call to action and we’ll discuss that in a few moments so let’s move ahead here alright in the introduction when we did the paragraph the persuasive paragraph your introduction was limited to one sentence in which you stated your position and here are some examples I believe students in public school should be required to wear uniforms I do not think that education officials should close public school schools whose students perform badly on standardized tests and so on and so forth.