Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #434 - How to Write a Persuasive Essay, part Two
Hey Mom, Here's the second part of the multiple part (I have lost count, but I promise to return and update all the items once I count. But it looks like about 10-12 items).
I developed most of this material in teaching for Colorado Technical University (CTU), but I have also used it at Park University, Western Michigan University, and Lake Michigan College. By which I mean, particulars of subjects to choose from or veto are specific to those assignments, mainly at CTU. But my two vetoed subjects have been off limits in my classes since 1987 when I started this madness they call teaching.
Mom, I know you love all this. I know.
This material applies to the standard college persuasive essay assignment in which students select their own subjects and must perform some basic research to gather evidence to support their claims.
Often students struggle to start a persuasive essay. But in performing basic searches using the Internet and school libraries to begin to educate one's self on a selected subject, then one can quickly determine if the subject is viable or if a new subject must be chosen. (Yes, I am well aware that the previous sentence is passive voice...)
Link to the previous post: How to Write a Persuasive Essay Part One
Take a look around you. If you are on the hunt to find your core source, you may stumble across the perfect article in a magazine in a doctor's office or in a rack at your local news stand. Often searching the physical library will yield results through serendipity alone.
You may spot a treasure if you have your eyes open.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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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.