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Reading Persuasive Writing Persuasive discourse may use logic and/or emotion to convince the reader to agree with a point made by the author.
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Evidence The author may use common methods of paragraph development such as: Facts and statistics Cause and effect Comparisons and contrasts Examples Definitions Process
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Evidence The author may also use additional information such as: Reasons Personal experiences
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Persuasive Terminology The topic of a persuasive reading may be referred to as the issue. The main idea of a persuasive reading may be referred to as the author’s position or proposition.
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Author’s Position
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Unformatted text preview: The author’s position indicates whether or not the author is for or against the issue being discussed. (ex. The author is for the death penalty.). Emotional Appeals Authors may also appeal to the emotions of the reader Appeal to pity Appeal to fear Appeal to prestige Appeal to authority Bandwagon Homefolks Author’s Proposition The author’s proposition is a new idea or suggestion posed by the author to deal with the issue. (The author suggest a new governmental task force be formed to study all aspects of the death penalty.)...
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