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Persuasive Essay by Mind Map: Persuasive Essay
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Persuasive Essay

Build your persuasive essay by using the headings to generate ideas.  Add topics and subtopics to expand your thinking. Using notes, images and links to add detail. To complete the writing process, download your file as an outline. Finish writing using Google Docs or a word processor.

Introduction

Hook your audience to provide them with introductory information that prepares them to side with your argument. Use a surprising statistic. Use a fantastic fact. Try a clever quote.

Subject

Chose a controversial that has at least two sides to argue.

Opinion Statement

Which side of the argument will you support? Will you use a statement of fact, value or policy?

Author Credibility

Explain why are you able to speak to the topic. Are you experienced, well-read, etc. ?

Argument

What is your argument? Outline it briefly. Will you begin with your most compelling argument to grab the audience's attention or save it for last to draw the argument to a strong conclusion?

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Opposing Argument

What are the opposing argument points? What concessions and other valid opinions will you identify?

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Supporting Facts

Identify facts that support your opinion statement. Consider many type of evidence will you use to persuade: statistics, predictions, observations, expert testimony, experience or analysis? The more types you use, the stronger your argument.

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Rationale

Why is your argument reasonable? What justifications and reasons can you give to support your opinion statement?

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Conclusion

Summarize your argument. How will you speak confidently in support of your opinion statement?

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