What elements go into persuasive writing?
1. A clear opinion statement that shows how you feel about something.
2. Topic sentences in the middle paragraphs that give reasons to support your opinion.
3. Specific details that support your topic sentences and add interest to the reader.
4. Transitions that tie everything together.
5. A Summary of your argument.

Look at the following pieces of persuasive writing and identify the elements.

Using the elements of persuasive writing, plan your writing.




Kemper, Dave, Patrick Sebranek, and Verne Meyer. Write Source. Great Source Education Group, USA, c 2005, pp. 230-232.

Persuasive Writing Topics:

Should the wolf be allowed to eat LRR at the end of the story?
Should music with curse words be allowed at school dances?
Should students be allowed to have cell phones in elementary and high schools?
Should students be paid for having good grades?
Should ISB ban french-fries from the school lunch menu?
Should ISB include sodas as a beverage choice?
Should weekends be longer?
Should resort hotels offer free in-room Wi-Fi?


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