Persuasive writing (also called argumentative and opinion) attempts to convince

Persuasive writing (also called argumentative and opinion) attempts to convince the reader that the point of view or course of action recommended by the writer is valid.
To accomplish this, the writer must develop a limited topic which is well defined and debatable and has more than one side.
Assignment: Choose ONE of the following prompts and write a five paragraph essay in which you write to persuade the reader to agree with your side of the question.
Should animals be used for research?
Are actors and/or professional athletes paid too much?
Is homework harmful or helpful?
Should cell phones banned in college classrooms?
Your essay must:
Have five paragraphs
Be written in the third person (no use of I or You)
Have a clear thesis statement
Use transitions
Remember to proofread!

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