The introduction for a persuasive essay must get the reader interested in the topic, provide background information and summarize the main point of your paper with a thesis statement. Or begin by telling a brief, emotional story to bring your essay's issue to life.
Even more important, they make the argument readily accessible to readers and remind them of that purpose from start to end. As the writer of an essay, you're essentially a lawyer arguing in behalf of a client (your thesis) before a judge (the reader) who will decide the case (agree or disagree with you).
So, begin as a lawyer would, by laying out the facts to the judge in the way you think it will help your client best.
You could also describe the effects of the controversy on national politics.
The introduction for a persuasive essay must get the reader interested in the topic, provide background information and summarize the main point of your paper with a thesis statement. While you establish your position, also state a point about the opposition’s opinion that you can agree with.
All in all, persuasive writing grips the reader though its clarity and the force with which the data bring home the thesis. The introduction of a persuasive essay or paper must be substantial.
The point is to give your readers no choice but to adopt your way of seeing things, to lay out your theme so strongly they have to agree with you. Having finished it, the reader ought to have a very clear idea of the author's purpose in writing.This process of presentation and cross-examination is equivalent to the "body" of your essay.Finally, end with a "closing statement"—that is, the conclusion of your essay—arguing as strongly as possible in favor of your client's case, namely, your theme. It's not a murder mystery, for instance, full of surprising plot twists or unexpected revelations. Instead, lay everything out ahead of time so the reader can follow your argument easily.Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.These represent the most serious omission students regularly make.Every essay or paper designed to be persuasive needs a paragraph at the very outset introducing both the subject at hand and the thesis which is being advanced.Explain why your topic is controversial, what both sides believe and why the issue needs to be resolved now.For a persuasive essay about airline safety, you could discuss the debate surrounding safety versus company budgets.Saying all handguns should be banned so children can be safe at school is very controversial and therefore a good persuasive topic. You can outline your main points in the thesis, and once you’ve written the rest of the paper, make sure the thesis lines up with your reference support. Marie, Mich., Buddy Shay has been in higher education since 2003 with experience in the classroom and in academic support. Shay is also a certified practitioner of the MBTI personality instrument and has previous experience working with secondary students.This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.