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Persuasion in everyday life

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After completing the proposals for the each of the two topics, write a final paragraph including:

  • Which topic you are leaning towards and why?
  • What strengths do you bring to this topic?
  • What challenges are you likely to encounter?
  • What one question are you asking the audience to consider? (see the video above)

Part 1

consider how persuasion is part of everyday life. Whether it is convincing a friend or loved one to join in an activity, considering a major purchase, or proving to an employer that an idea is worthy of consideration, persuasion happens all the time. Keep in mind that this does not have to be a situation where there was a full-blown argument—it can be something as simple as convincing a friend to go to a specific restaurant for lunch or join a group. It does not have to be a situation where you “won” the other person over either; perhaps your persuasion was unsuccessful.

When you have come up with the moment, write two fully developed paragraphs describing the situation.

In the first paragraph, describe the moment of persuasion with enough detail that the reader can envision the situation.

In the second paragraph, explain why you felt like that moment of persuasion was either successful or unsuccessful. What strategies or techniques did you use to try to get the person to agree with you?

Part 2 First,

read The Norton Field Guide Chapter 47 (pp. 479-488). Many students find it beneficial to also watch the following video on research questions as they formalize their possible two Then, think about two topics that interest you and are related to your major or line of work.

For this assignment, you will begin to explore possible topics for your Final Persuasive Essay. You will analyze two different topics related to your field of study or career and answer the questions below. After completing the two proposals, write a summary paragraph on which topic you are most likely to choose and why.

Each topic must have

  • two logical sides to the issue (your viewpoint and an opposing viewpoint).
  • a connection to your career or degree.

Each topic proposal should be organized into 1 well-developed paragraphs. After evaluting your topics, write a summary paragraph describing which proposal you are most likely to pursue and why.

Topic 1 – Paragraph 1

Answer the following in one full paragraph:

  • What is the issue in your career or field of study?
  • What two differing viewpoints are there on what to do about this issue?
  • What do you think should be done and why?
  • Who would your audience be? (i.e. who can make a decision)
  • What objection might this audience raise and why?

Topic 2 – Paragraph 2

Answer the following in one full paragraph:

  • What is the issue in your career or field of study?
  • What two differing viewpoints ar

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