How to Write a Persuasive Essay
Professor Angela Russell
What is a Persuasive Essay
A persuasive essay (sometimes called an
argumentative essay) clearly gives an opinion and
states reasons for those opinions.
The reasons given should persuade the reader t
Directions: Your assignment will be graded based on this rubric. Consequently, use this rubric as a guide when
working on your assignment and check it again before you submit it.
The introduction is
Final Debate Rubric: Advanced English
presented in this debate
was clear, accurate and
respectful and used
but once or twice body
language was not r
How to Write Your Debate Speech
1. Greet the audience: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
2. Start off by defining the debate topic. The topic is defined by the first speaker of the
affirmative team in the debate. (skip this part if you are o
Advanced English Video Project Assignment
TASK: Your group must WRITE a script, MEMORIZE it, FILM it and bring it to class on a USB
You will have 4-5 people in your group. ALL Members MUST speak.
1. Your video must last at least 5-7 minutes.
Advanced English One
Persuasive/Opinion Essay Assignment
Write a 5 paragraph essay on a controversial topic. If you are unsure of your topic, message
Angela for approval.
Focus on your opinion of the topic and state your reasons in a logical
FINAL EXAM: ACADEMIC DEBATE IN TEAMS
1. Choose a team of THREE persons
2. Think of a CONTROVERSIAL topic you would like to debate
Give Angela names of persons in your group AND the debate topic
3. Voting will take place in class to determine the topics
Final Debate Topics x100
3A-1N That SNS is beneficial for our society
4A-10N 11A-10N That abortion should be legal
5A-6N That CCTV should be installed in schools
2A-7N That the death penalty should be abolished
8A-9N That alternative military service shou