How To Create A Persuasive Essay | The Best Way

The Internet can Provide Many Answers for Your Essays.

My previous post, “How To Write a Persuasive Essay the Best Way” is an example of a Framed Persuasive Essay. I intended to follow the exact structure for the Essay until I did my research.

That is when I came upon the Professor helping his student to get a date using what he learned in class. I felt I could not pass up this very good lead in writing hook example.

The format for a Persuasive Essay Frame lets the writer to keep an eye on producing the essay 100% of the time. The frame can be modified when needed to better the product, frames are not cast in stone. To view my previous post click Here.

Audience

It is important that the writer extend credibility to the audience, especially if the audience is not familiar with the writer. This can be established with research that provides credible evidence of the subject that fully supports the title. Connecting with the audience in writing is a very important point.

When writing for a particular individual or a known number of individuals, it becomes an easy identifiable target. Writing for the internet, the people reading can come from all over the world.

No matter who the audience is, the essay cannot be everything to everybody to be successful. Tailor the essay with language and supporting information so that the audience that you are targeting identifies with you.

You do this by not writing above or below the intended audience with wording that they will be comfortable with.

 

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The set of journalist’s questions is probably the most familiar for writers. Using the journalist’s questions, sometimes called the five W’s, is an effective way to write about the basic information of your topic. Here are the questions:

 

  • Who: Who is involved? Who is affected?
  • What: What is happening? What will happen? What should happen?
  • Where: Where is it happening?
  • When: When is it happening?
  • Why/how: Why is this happening? How is it happening?

Research

Before starting with the research, the title of the Essay should be thought of. When gathering research it may have to be changed because of the material that has been collected. If the title was given to you for a report etc., and cannot be changed, it then may be necessary to do more digging.

When conducting research and gathering material for the content and reference’s material, keep in mind that the applicable five W’s stated above will need to be answered as part of the persuasive essay.

Proper Research provides the cornerstone of the essay foundation that will make or break the persuasive essay. It is very important to gather as much material on the subject as necessary for the number of words needed for the essay.

After gathering the material, sort the material information by the Persuasive Argument Essay as defined below. Part of the research material will be used as references’ that directly supports the title and has to be properly noted as the same.

Additional gathered research material will be used for the content which has to be rewritten in your own words to avoid plagiarism.

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Title

Your Title enjoys the position of being the first impression of the essay. The audience whether a teacher, employee, the internet or other, has to be enticed by the title to continue with the paper.

There are software apps for creating Titles to make them engaging, special and/or unique, some are free.  HeadlineAnalyzer is one.

Putting together you Persuasive Essay

The Persuasive Argument Frame & The Persuasive Essay Frame can use the same frame structure. The difference is the Argument Frame is built on Facts and the Persuasive Frame is built on Credibility, Emotions & Reasoning.

Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2010). They say/I say: Moves that matter in academic literacy (2nd ed.). New York: Norton

Persuasive Argument Frame

Persuasive writing follows a structure of (1) presenting an opinion, (2) stating reasons for the position, (3) stating counter-arguments, (4) providing rebuttal of counter-arguments, and (5) drawing a conclusion.

Steps 3 and 4, stating counter-arguments and providing rebuttal, are important areas of instruction because omitting the counter-arguments and rebuttal can weaken the writer’s position.

Adult learners usually have plenty to say on these topics; the challenge is to help them construct powerful arguments in writing that express their opinions and show their learning.

The Persuasive Essay introduction consists of 3 items

Background/reason for the essay and this is done while keeping in mind who the audience is (teacher, boss, speech presentation, college application, a job he/she really wants etc.). This is important so that the audience will all begin at the same point of the essay.

Thesis Statement tells the reader how to interpret the significance of the subject matter and tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the essay.

The Hook should be at the very end of the opening paragraph to capture the audience’s attention. The opening paragraph is very important because, in many cases it will determine whether the reader continues or not.

It is also important to embed the title of the essay somewhere in the opening paragraph if writing a blog.

Content

The content section should start to build a case supporting the subject matter’s attention getting segment. In this section of the essay, each paragraph will have its own subheading.

Each paragraph should have an opening sentence that not only supports the title but also what will be discussed in that paragraph.

The number of paragraphs is typically 3-5, however the order should be from the least important to the most important.

Each paragraph should get stronger and stronger until the conclusion.

Conclusion

The conclusion should have its own heading and should be a recap of the content’s most important points.

This can be in a bullet point format or a content style format, whichever would be best for the created Document.

For example; we have learned the importance of structurally framing a written document, value of the hook to keep the audience’s attraction to continue with the essay.

We learned the importance of Research and also how to reference other people’s work. Then we continue with content writing paragraph by paragraph from the weakest point to the strongest point building a very strong argument.

This is all accomplished by staying on the subject thread to completion.

Sharpening writing skills is also important and it can be accomplished with computer-aided software. I have been asked; How to improve my writing skills and grammar? Answer, with computer-aided software!

Time is not spent memorizing rules of grammar, punctuation or spelling. You are producing finished documents while learning the use of grammar rules with automatic correct grammar check, punctuation and spelling.

It’s like doing two things at the same time.

CTA (for a Blogger)

If either a blogger selling items online or an affiliate marketer, it is time to produce a Call To Action (CTA) and do not say (Want to buy?).

If the interested reader has reached this point and read the complete document, they may be interested in purchasing. It is not likely because of the typical buying pattern, however, anything is possible.

A phrase as a worded question that would appeal to you as a buyer could set the stage to move on. For example; Is it time to improve your English Essay Writing?

A CTA can be produced even if you are not on the internet blogging/selling/affiliate marketing. For Example: Was it fair of me to use “How To Write A Persuasive Essay | The Best Way” as an example for “How To Create A Persuasive Essay | The Best Way”? Yes I believe it was, even though it did not follow the frame completely, because it shows that the frame can be modified to fit the needs of the written essay.

All the best,

Edward

Founder of Writing Perfect English

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How To Write A Persuasive Essay The Best Way!

The Basic Elements of Persuasive Writing Dates Back to Aristotle.

He documents three elements of rhetoric that you should keep at the core of your writing:

  • Ethos: Appeals to an author’s credibility
  • Pathos: Appeals to emotions
  • Logos: Appeals to reasoning

Professor Helps His Student Land a Date in the Most Teacher Way Possible

BY ANNA QUINTANA UPDATED 7 MONTHS AGO

Dating is hard. So, it’s no surprise that one student turned to his teacher for some help in the area. Twitter user Jake aka @squidslippers — honestly, what girl wouldn’t want to date a guy with that handle? — shared the ultimate story on how his professor helped him land a date using the very skills he learned in the classroom.

More specifically, Aristotle’s “modes for persuasion” known as ethos, pathos, and logos. “Yooo I have about 0 skills when it comes to texting girls so I legit asked my English professor to help me draft a text to a girl and we STRAIGHT ETHOS, LOGOS, PATHOSED MY WAY INTO A DATE,” he tweeted before showing off the evidence. SOURCE: TWITTER

The student-teacher duo broke down how he should ask out his classmate Hannah using the rhetorical appeals process. Using a triangle, he listed his purpose (“persuade her to let me take her on a date”), the speaker (Jake, obviously), and details about Hannah he could use to sway her opinion.

According to Jake, Hannah had just moved into a new apartment, likes photography — Jake make sure to note that this is something he discovered thanks to his Insta-stalking skills — works a lot, likes Chinese food, and owns a dog. SOURCE: TWITTERteacher-student-date-1536610035578-1536610037819.jpg

Next, the unnamed professor had him list how he would convince Hannah to go out with him using ethos (your credibility), pathos (emotion), and logos (logic). “I don’t want to come off too strong or pressure,” Jake wrote under ethos. “Just a friendly outing. I am kind of cool sometimes.”

For logos, he thought, “It’s free food, a break om work, and a good time. And lastly, for pathos, he simply wrote, “It will be fun!Now, it was time to put the plan in action.

Jake texted Hannah using his ethos, logos, pathos, 1-2-3, punch. “Well hey, I hate to come off too strong here but if you could ever use a stress-free night after work or need some food to keep you alive while you’re moving into your new apartment, I would love to take you to dinner,” he texted. “It would be fun and a great way for me to see your dog, which is low-key why I’m doing this.” SOURCE: TWITTER

And ladies and gentlemen, it worked! Hannah accepted the invitation and even responded with a winking face emoji.

Above is an example of structuring a document to write an essay, in this case it was for Twitter to reach a persuasive conclusion. Today in schools and colleges Frame Writing is being taught at all levels.

www.merriam-webster.com › dictionary › persuasive

  • persuasive adjective
  • per·sua·sive | \ pər-ˈswā-siv , -ziv \
  • Definition of persuasive
  • : tending to persuade

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1.2.1. – What is Framing and why does it matter?

Framing your documents refers to the process of keeping the reader in mind as you write. The information you include is the information that the reader needs and it needs to be clear and concise. The benefits of properly framing your document are that the readers will be able to use the document for its intended purpose.

The Importance of Structurally Framing a Document.

People prepare written documents such as term papers, thesis, running for office, blogging or any subject where it is necessary to convince an individual or an audience. Resources that you can use are emotional appeals, social media, stories, anecdotes & facts. This is a persuasive essay and not an argumentative essay which requires hard facts. Structurally Framing a document is the beginning of “How to Write a Persuasive Essay the Best Way!”

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Response: Strategies for Using Writing ‘Frames’ and ‘Structures’

By Larry Ferlazzo on November 3, 2018 10:33 PM

The structure vs. voice debate has long been argued in English classrooms. On one side, teachers value the way structure provides a roadmap for students to move ahead. But, the shortcomings are all too familiar. Too often, it’s the structures themselves, rather than the ideas and reasoning, that become the focus.

So, how do we leverage the power of structures not fall into the trap of letting the frames eliminate student choice and voice? One answer is found in creating a bank of possible outlines.

Central to the answer are the companion ideas that structure is everywhere and structure is a choice student writers can make. Structure is not the enemy of voice. Instead, it is one of the choices writers make when thinking about task, purpose and audience.

Real writers don’t craft based on a predetermined frame number of sentences or paragraphs, restrict themselves to one point of view, separate argumentative from narrative or informative. And it is also true, formula writing exists in any genre. Filmmakers embrace the Cinderella story. Poets gain skills writing sestinas, villanelles, pantoums and other forms. Novelists know the power of opening and last lines, the hero’s journey, or phrases like “it was as if ” that turn the narrative. But these formulas serve as launching points that inspire invention, creativity, and ownership.

One might pause before labeling “writing frames” and “writing structures” as formulaic (produced according to a formula or set of formulas) writing. Instead, they might see them as authentic tools offering choices and decisions; they might distinguish them from the rigid frameworks controlling numbers and orders.

“Writing frames” and “writing structures” are not meant to restrict; rather, they establish a format that facilitates communication and comprehension. In fact, creativity within formats enhances the message delivered as well as listener/readers’ willingness to attend, consider, and be persuaded or informed.

“It’s Not What You Say… It’s How You Say It.”

Is the sixth studio album by Bay Area rapper Mac Dre released on November 20, 2001.

When writing a Persuasive Essay using a Framing Structure, it allows for all your creativity, work, effort & energy to be dedicated to the subject. The frame itself is the roadmap on how to get there. It allows you to present your persuasive essay in a proven successful manner. Your formatted presentation is a formal way of “It’s How You Say It”.

To Paraphrase our Persuasive Essay.

Aristotle’s three elements of rhetoric which was a basis of Frame Writing was developed further in the 20th Century. Frame writing became popular with writers growing in their craft and does not become a burden by overuse as a crutch.

It allows one to fully engage in the subject matter with effort, energy and creativeness to produce a most effective document. The need for term papers, thesis, running for office, blogging or any subject where it is necessary to convince an individual or an audience should use Frame Writing.

Using a frame properly with good research, Title, Introduction, content, should lead to a successful Persuasive Essay conclusion.

 

The Above is an example of writing a persuasive essay.  What is frame writing and how do we configure one and use it to produce frame writing essays? If you would like to see how & what efforts are necessary to complete a Frame & make all this happen: Research, Title, Introduction (with, Background Information, Thesis statement, Hook), Paragraphs of content & Conclusion will be my next Post.

All the best,

Edward

Founder of Writing Perfect English

et-writing.com

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