You already spend a lot of time trying to persuade your parents or teachers to allow you to watch more TV or do less homework. Now you can use those same skills to write a persuasive essay!

You encounter persuasive writing everyday. Whether it's the radio announcer telling you why you should keep listening to his station, a magazine article on your favorite rock star, or even the President of the United States giving the State of the Union address, persuasive writing plays an important part in your everyday life.

With persuasive writing, the goal is to try and convince people to agree with you. It is important to understand that persuasive writing relies heavily on facts- not opinions.

Persuasive Essay
Transitional Words & Supporting Facts

Teacher's Guide
Standards Correlations

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Making Connections With Transitional Words
It's a Fact!
Using Supporting Examples