Sunday, October 16, 2011

Persuasive Writing

The example of persuasive writing I found online was one that was a student’s essay written to convince people not to smoke.  The way the student tried to convince people were by using the logical based appeal.  The format this was written in was a five paragraph essay with three reasons listed in three separate body paragraphs.  The audience he is trying to convince is people who are smoking right now.  He takes the approach of trying to scare a smoker with a long list of facts.  The voice he takes is one as an authoritarian or parent type tone.  He communicates the long list of dangers connected with smoking.  I feel that he does this an effective manner and if I was a person who smoked I would be persuaded not to.  I would have given more statistical fact then that kid did in his paper.

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