A Bare­Bones Guide to Persuasive Writing

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EBSCO Publishing Citation Format: APA (American Psychological Assoc.): NOTE: Review the instructions at http://support.ebsco.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/help/? int=eds&lang=&feature_id=APA and make any necessary corrections before using. Pay special attention to personal names, capitalization, and dates. Always consult your library resources for the exact formatting and punctuation guidelines. References Baird, R. (2006). A Bare­Bones Guide to Persuasive Writing. Writing , 29 (3), 16­17. <!­­Additional Information: Persistent link to this record (Permalink): https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login? url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=23101366&site=eds­live&scope=site End of citation­­> Section: model showcase A Bare­Bones Guide to Persuasive Writing Before I became a teacher, I worked in business for many years. There, I learned that the most practical form of writing is persuasive writing. Why? Because it gets you what you want! The art of persuasion is a lot like the art of debate. In persuasive writing, you take a position on an issue and convince your audience or reader that you're right. The key word is convince. How should you begin? First, state your opinion. Then present evidence to support it. These eight techniques will help you come up with an effective argument in your next piece of persuasive writing. 1. Personal Appeal. Human beings are emotional, so establish common ground with your audience by making him or her feet the same way you do about your argument. To accomplish that, tell a true story your reader can relate to or sympathize with. 2. Tone. Your word choice determines the tone of your writing. If you are sarcastic, you might alienate your reader. If you are too aggressive, your reader will be defensive. If you are friendly and sincere, your reader will relax. You want your reader to like you and to nod in approval at your ideas, so pick your words
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