Blogging: Persuasive Paragraphs


Today’s blog post will take the form of a persuasive paragraph. In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.

Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion.

The language that you use to persuade your reader should be strong and convincing. Here are some word and phrase suggestions:

In my opinion....I think that....I consider....I believe....It seems to me....I prefer


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Persuasive writing follows a particular format. It has an introduction (20%), a body where the argument is developed (70%), and a conclusion (10%).


Choose one of the following prompts to write about in your blog post: