Organizing Persuasive Essay

You don’t want to overload your essay with arguments and on the other hand you don’t want to have too few either three is a three is a good number you want to look at the arguments you’ve come up with for the other side out of the question as well and you are going to pick one that in your composition you are going to refute the word refute means to argue against or be against and you’re going to present evidence about why it’s a bad idea refute is to knock down the opposing sides argument okay so let’s see what all of this looks like on the organizer I’m back to my case with the bicycle trip you’ll see that since I picked the positive side if I’ve said yes to this question as the side that I’m going to take. Find out more info on organizing arguments at Edusson.

I’ve circled the plus sign then I’ve decided that my strongest argument is number one that bicycling can decrease pollution we have a lot of pollution here in Phoenix from cars particularly during the winter months and so I’ve said number one is my strongest argument I’ve said reducing gasoline consumption is number two on my list of arguments and I think my third strongest argument is that biking can result in better health then I went over to my list of arguments for the other side of the question uh and I’ve actually added a couple there and I’ve decided my the argument I want to refute is that it’s too difficult to carry what you need groceries or packages okay now to write a persuasive essay or actually a persuasive paragraph I suggest this form as one to start off with.

First you start off with your topic sentence and that’s where you state your position I believe whatever that’s your topic sentence then you go into your body now I’ve suggested four sentences you might want to go a little longer five or six you certainly don’t want to go shorter but your body should consist of your three arguments for your position the position that you support that should say and then you want to have at least one sentence in which you refute the opposition’s position and then finally a conclusion where you reiterate your arguments you repeat them and you possibly tie the whole thing up with a closing thought and I mentioned what the refutation is you might be wondering why we even put a refutation in it’s because by stating the opposition’s point of view you acknowledge that there are opponents who don’t agree with you and then before your opponents even get to make that argument you refute them you knock them down in other words you sort of kick the legs out from under your opponent even though your opponent may not even be there all right so let’s take a look at a sample persuasive paragraph and again we’re going to use that bicycling example here is my topic sentence.

Essay Writing Process

I can look through my notes and see you know what each argument has included and I can find the exact page number where the argument is so I can cite it correctly and it just it just makes um easier because if you read through it without making any notes you lose where you soon forget exactly what they’ve said or that you’ll have solve their ideas into your mind and you’ll forget that they you read it somewhere first and you’re writing your essay and not reference it correctly which obviously it’s pretty bad so that’s what I’m going to be doing.

I’ll show you a little bit of that but it’s pretty boring to behind I don’t listen to any music or anything while I write while I do my reading I do when I write up my essay but when I’m doing the initial reading I don’t listen to any music because I find it distracts me from the reading so I’m going to do some now okay guys so is currently midnight roughly I’m done with reading for the night I got one of one of the books read it was quite a hefty one though tomorrow I’m going to read through the other one and the article and then depending on what response I get from the first new currently has the two other books that I need I’m either going to get them from her or I’m going to go to the bodily and and read through and make some notes in that.

Now I’m going to do some editing on a video that’s going to come out tomorrow hopefully and get in bed with some can multi and watch how to get ways murder which is a great TV show that I’m kind of addicted to so I will see you guys tomorrow hey guys so it’s been a few days it’s currently Tuesday of rd week and on the Sunday and Monday and today I’ve basically just been catching up on that reading that I started before so I tracked down those books I couldn’t find from the person who already had them out and we Reese what books and stuff.

So I’ve now finished the reading I’ve gone over the books on the reading list a couple others I’ve found over the way and I’ve just basically made like summaries of their key point just sort collecting all that information really from different ideas different viewpoints different suggestions and interpretations so now I’ve got all that together the next step in writing an essay for me is putting all these ideas down so I’ve got some reason of other people documents and now I want to write down my ideas of how I’m going to include those into my FA and how I’m going to put my own and put in there as well so that’s what I’m going to do that you so it’s currently Wednesday morning or third week Maya sense to you at  p.m. tomorrow.