Persuasive Essay – We’re still writing about Cats vs. Dogs: The Rulers of the World. This week you can switch from cats to dogs or dogs to cats if you’d like to; you don’t have to advocate for the same animal you did in Week One.
A standard persuasive essay structure is quite similar to other types of essays and consists of three main elements: an introduction, body, and conclusion. Each element plays its own role in the paper. You will be required to follow the persuasive essay format for this assignment. Your submission should be a minimum of 500 words.
Here is a brief note on what each part of this paper consists of and what purpose each part has:
1. Introduction – Should be straight to the point, engaging, and concise. The main purpose of the introductory paragraph is to define your topic and position, grab the reader’s attention, and give a sneak-peek into the topic’s background.
2. Main Body – Consists of several paragraphs, each focusing on a separate idea with supporting evidence. It should be logical, contain valid arguments, and be interesting. As a general rule, such an essay has from 3 to 5 body paragraphs. In the final body paragraph of your paper, you can also state the opposing opinion and provide counterarguments—this will strengthen the persuasive effect of the text.
Argument #1: statement supporting facts, statistics, and evidence
Argument #2: statement supporting facts, statistics, and evidence
Argument #3: statement supporting facts, statistics, and evidence
3. Conclusion – Consists of a short summary of key points, a restated thesis, and additional information to leave readers some food for thought. To consolidate the convincing effect of your paper, it should be clear, logical, and powerful.
Summary of all arguments
Food for thought
REMEMBER, APA STYLE IS REQUIRED. THAT MEANS YOU MUST INCORPORATE SOME RESEARCH/QUOTES INTO YOUR WRITING, USE IN-TEXT CITATIONS, AND HAVE A REFERENCES LIST, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER REQUIRED APA FORMAT.