Here is one way to set up a persuasive essay.
Introduction: Explain the issue, state your opinion.
Counter-argument: Explain what someone who disagrees with you might say. Explain why they are wrong.
Support #1: Give a reason and examples. Describe why you believe in your opinion.
Support #2: Give another reason and examples why you believe in your opinion.
Conclusion: Summarize your argument. Extend it to the larger world. More advanced persuasive writing includes the elements of ethos, pathos, and logos.
Directions: Select a topic from below and write a persuasive essay on the issue and share it with your class:
As homework, select another topic for persuasive writing, use MyndBook (MyndBook.com/go.php?to=306_1396) to create a note map of your ideas including the elements of ethos, pathos, and logos; and then write your essay.