Unformatted text preview: Education 179W 25 Marks The Persuasive Essay General Comments The persuasive essay is a strange animal. As the label hints, the matrix of the composition is predicated on the assumption that you wish to communicate a belief that you feel strongly about. Furthermore, because your task requires persuading , it can be assumed that you anticipate mild to fervent opposition to your position. When confronted with such a task, the first “knee-jerk” reaction is to write a rant. That is, “I think ‘this’ and so should you; if you think ‘that’ you are obviously not thinking clearly!” While this may be cathartic and even enjoyable, it is an utter failure in garnering support for your position, aside, from those who already agree with you. With this in mind, please contemplate the following assignment. The Essay Your task is to write a 5-7 page persuasive essay on the topic of your choice. I have left the topic open to your discretion because it is illogical to ask people to feel passionate about a topic you impose on them. your discretion because it is illogical to ask people to feel passionate about a topic you impose on them....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 140 taught by Professor Unknown during the Winter '11 term at UC Irvine.
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