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19 Contenido Writing the Persuasive Essay ........................................................................................... 2 The introduction .................................................................................................................. 2 The hook ............................................................................................................................... 2 Important background information ...................................................................... 4 The thesis statement .................................................................................................... 4 The body paragraphs ........................................................................................................ 5 The typical structure of a paragraph ................................................................... 6 The concluding paragraph ............................................................................................. 9 Revising and editing ........................................................................................................ 10 References ................................................................................................................................ 13 Annexes ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Annex 1: Commonly used transition words .................................................................................. 14 Annex 2: The outline of an essay .................................................................................................. 15 Annex 3: Revising the essay – a checklist ..................................................................................... 16 Annex 4: Editing the essay – a checklist ........................................................................................ 17 Annex 5: Common grammar errors .............................................................................................. 19
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19 Writing the Persuasive Essay Every essay, no matter which type it is should always have three distinctive parts: the introduction, the body paragraphs, and the conclusion Let’s take a look at each of these parts. The introduction The introduction’s objective is to catch the attention of the reader making them wanting to continue reading your essay. Therefore, you need to be creative as you present your introduction. To make things simpler, you have to write a minimum of three sentences in the introduction. Here’s what you have to write. 1) The first sentence in your introduction is called a hook and the aim of the hook is to attract the attention of the reader. 2) The second sentence should introduce the issue you are going to defend by writing important background information . 3) The last sentence introduces your thesis statement . Let’s take a closer look at each of these three sentences. The hook The hook is written at the beginning of you essay on the first sentence of the introduction with the intention of engaging your audience. The hook is usually one or two sentences that should make people want to read your essay. You want whoever reads your writing to get curious and wonder what will happen next. There are many types of hooks. In this article we will analyze five of them. a) The strong statement or declaration This type of hook is a single sentence that makes a firm claim about your topic. It should be connected to the thesis statement and it should also show the importance of your essay. This is a great type of hook because the reader will want to see how you support your statement, not matter they agree or disagree with your point of view. The following example is about online university classes. Online university classes are cheaper and more effective than in-person ones. This statement either supports your point of view on the topic or will give you options to argue against it. Either way, the reader can feel curious about what you will say.
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19 b) The Facts or statistics hook A hook that uses facts and statistics will attract your reader because they give real information about a topic. The evidence that you provide should impress the reader making a good impression and making them want to keep on reading you work.
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