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This peruasive essay writing power point lesson teaches students how to write a persuasive essay using nestorian order.

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Persuasive Essay Writing
Nestorian Order using 5 Paragraphs

1st Pararaph
The Introduction
Many times it is helpful to start with an anecdote or brief story about something that happened to you or another person that is faced with a problem or obstacle related to the issue you are addressing. Here you are appealing to the emotions of the reader.

A persuasive essay is also sometimes referred to as a position paper. You need to be pro (for) or con (against) something like an issue, policy, rule, law, procedure, decision, action, style, or event.

In your last sentence of your 1st paragraph state your proposition which is your thesis statement. This is a statement declaring whether you are pro or con something.

2nd Paragraph
Write about your second best reason to support your proposition.

3rd Paragraph
In this paragraph you need to recognize that not everybody agrees with your position regarding your proposition. Focus on the strongest counter argument and refute it (shoot it down). Explain to the reader why the thinking of the opposition is flawed. You need to get the reader to view the opposition’s way of thinking or acting as being morally wrong, illogical, nonsensical, frivolous, inefficient, too costly, inoperable, too primitive, too boring, too crude, too rude, untimely, or counterproductive.

Fourth Paragraph
Write about your best reason to support your proposition.

#1 Reason

5th Paragraph
The Conclusion
This is your concluding paragraph. Restate your proposition in a slightly different way. Now, tell the reader what they should do by calling them to action. Perhaps you want them to write their President, Mayor, Principal, or Senator. Maybe you want them to attend a particular meeting to voice their opinion or submit their vote. Or, perhaps you want them to take some particular action or change the way they are doing something. Whatever it is, call the reader to action.