Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #427 - How to write a Persuasive Essay, part one
This code is all a bit wonky, but this is something I have been meaning to post for some time. A few years ago I took an HTML class, and I created a web site of my lessons on persuasive writing. The site is no longer hosted, so I am adding it to the blog in the hopes of directing students here. I will post a part once a week until I am out of text. The site had many pages, so this may take me a few weeks. If nothing else, it may increase traffic from my students to the blog and from students who are not mine but find this via Google search. Hello Google Searcher!! If that's you, bookmark me. Check back. Once I get them all posted, you can find the entire seat with the "persuasive essays" category.
Mom, I have some of my fondest memories of helping you write essays -- especially for your English class -- when you returned to school in the 1990s in the hopes of finishing your college degree. I know I already apologized to you for ever being short-tempered with you, exasperated, frustrated, or otherwise ill-humored. You know I love you, and you died knowing that I love you and that I was sorry if I ever did anything but help you and guide you and support you with my whole heart. But gee wiz, we edited and printed some of those papers close to a dozen times. Really. I am not lying. But I have fond memories of those times. If only all sons could help their mothers with their school in this way. You made me feel important and needed, Mom. I was able to give back to you with something I could give as away to thank you for all that you gave to me. I found all your essays and saved them from being thrown out in a purge. Maybe I will share some on this blog at some point.
Now with that written, dear reader, and Mom, here we go. The first installment of HOW TO WRITE A PERSUASIVE ESSAY. Enjoy.
Welcome to christopher tower's © page devoted to the most important lesson of College English composition: writing the persuasive essay.
This web site is dedicated to guiding you step-by-step through the creation of the most common of all college beasties: the persuasion paper. Follow these simple steps to grand, academic success. The site also features several side topics that I loving call "stupidity revealed." There are many ideas that college professors pass off as "rules," which are not rules. There are also many conventions of APA format, research, and writing style that are quite stupid. I hope you enjoy my perspective on these issues, but beware employing my good ideas in other classes. Some instructors are unfairly, over-focused on quite minor elements of composition and format; you could be grossly penalized for following some of my advice on "stupidity."
In the list below, you will find a PROCESS for conceiving, planning, and writing a persuasive for a College English composition course. This web site develops ideas about the process throughout its pages.
Link to the next post - How to Write a Persuasive Essay Part Two
Link to the category to list all post in this series (bakcwards) - PERSUASIVE ESSAY WRITING
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NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.