Purpose: Persuasive writing, also known as the argument essay, utilizes logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another idea. It attempts to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action. The argument must always use sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, using examples, and quoting experts.
Writing Situation: Choose one of the Persuasive prompts on your End-of-Course Writing Prompts sheet that you would like to rally for (pro) or to rally against (con) (also linked below). No matter which side you choose to rally for or against, YOU MUST ALSO ADDRESS THE COUNTER-ARGUMENT. Follow the directions listed on the assignment link to guide you in the development of your essay.
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