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Reading & Writing Persuasive Texts - Chapter Summary
Our lessons outline the tools and tips you need to write and read persuasive texts. Topics include the components involved in a persuasive essay and some of the common persuasive devices used in writing. Work at your own pace as you complete the chapter, and feel free to go back and review the material as many times as you need. It's easy to re-watch just a part of a video lesson by using the video tabs feature in the Timeline. Our instructors are available to offer their assistance if you have any questions along the way. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Use reasoning and evidence to support claims when writing persuasively
- Understand the patterns of organization used in persuasive speeches
- Identify the audience of an advertisement
- Write a persuasive product advertisement
1. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay
In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.
2. How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence
What makes an essay persuasive? How can you convince people that your position is the stronger side? In this lesson, we'll explore reasons and evidence and how to use them in a persuasive essay to convince others to support your side.
3. Persuasive Devices in Writing: Definition & Examples
Also known as rhetoric, persuasive writing is something you may do without even realizing! This lesson will break down its basic components and help you to excel in the art of persuasion.
4. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches
Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.
5. Identifying the Audience of an Advertisement
You view several advertisements every day, but are you able to identify the audience that the advertisement was intended for? Come and learn how to do so in this lesson.
6. How to Write a Persuasive Product Advertisement
In this lesson, you will learn how to write a persuasive product advertisement using the AIDA principle, and how supporting evidence will assist you in persuading your reader.
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