Strategies for Writing Persuasive and Narrative Essays.

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Strategies for writing persuasive and narrative essays. Persuasive 1. Identifying topic and position • Explain what you want or what you believe. 2. List many goods reasons. • Provide solid support for what you are right. 3. Organize key points. • Order your reasons to end with your best. 4. End with what you want • Tell readers what you expect them to do. 5. Express your attitude. • Reveal your feeling and point of view. 6. Employ exact words. • Select precise words to convince the readers. Narrative 1. Involves readers in the story. • It is much more interesting to actually recreate an incident for readers than to simply tell about it. 2. Relates events in sequence. • The creation of specific scenes set at actual times and in actual places. Show, don't tell. Re-create an event by setting it in a specific time and space. 3. Includes detailed observations of people, places, and events. • Do you recall sights, sounds, smells, tactile feelings, and tastes? Use actual or re-created dialogue? Give actual names of people and places. 4. Presents important changes, contrasts, or conflicts and creates tension. • Do you grow from change? Is there a conflict between characters? Is there a contrast between the past and the present? 5. Is told from a point of view--usually the author's point of view. 6. Focuses on connection between past events, people, or places and the present. • How relevant is the event today? How relevant will it be in your future? 7. Makes a point, communicates a main idea or dominant impression. • Your details, specific scenes, accounts of changes or conflicts, and connections between past and present should point to a single main idea or dominant impression for your paper as a whole. While not stating a flat "moral" of the story, the importance of your memory must be clear to your

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