October 7, 2004
This week, we will work to write a good persuasive paragraph, one that tries to convince another person to either change or at least consider changing an opinion about something.
First: Write down at least one idea for BOTH SIDES of your topic. For example, if your idea is, "fast food is bad for us," then be sure to include:
Second: Make sure you have at least THREE facts to support your opinion.
Third: Be clear on the ACTION you wish the reader to take.
1. Write a 125 to 150- word paragraph on ONE persuasive topic.
2. Include at least one sentence with an opinion AGAINST you to show that your idea is more persuasive.
3. Include at least three FACTS with your opinions. Make sure each fact is true and can be checked by another person. Try to include one FACT from a newspaper, Internet, or other reference book to make your persuasion stronger.
Topics (Choose One):