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  • 1. Slideshow presentation: Persuasive essays/ Grammar and Mechanics are consistent withStandard English.

2. Writing a Persuasive Essay Everyone has their own opinion on a particular issue. I love writing a persuasive essay because I feel I am helping people be more open minded. However, I found there are three things to know to make your persuasive essay affective. Knowing how to approach your audience usingethos, pathos, and logos. The difference between affect and effect adapted from [http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutspelling/affect] 3. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Ethos Gives credibility to the author While writing, make yourself seem educated andprofessional. Share with the reader where you graduatedcollege from and projects you have completed that helpback your argument. Language and tone of your paper can also affect onesview of the author.For example, if you are referring to an individual or a groupnegatively it can make you seem childish and thereforeuneducated. Adapted from [http://www.public.asu.edu/~macalla/logosethospathos.html] 4. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos cont. Pathos (one of the most powerful tools) Deals with ones emotions. If a writer can pinpoint his/her target audience thenhe/she can make emotional points to persuade theaudience.For example, if the topic was abortion the author could talkabout new born babies or, parents wanting to adopt.People who you know will be interested in the essay are your targetaudience. People who are concerned with babies are parents trying toadopt and parents who already have them, mothers specifically. Inconclusion, one stab at a mothers heart, like their own child, can helpreel in the support of your audience.Adapted from [http://www.public.asu.edu/~macalla/logosethospathos.html] 5. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos cont. Logos Deals with statistics Charts Graphs Hard facts One way to affectively persuade an audience is use hardfacts that can not be argued with.Adapted from [http://www.public.asu.edu/~macalla/logosethospathos.html] 6. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos cont. While writing I discovered a few tricks of my own. If you can blend two or more of these three aspects of persuasive writing you can create a type of hybrid. For example, You can be a volunteer at an animal shelter and see first hand on how the animals are treated and, describe it in a persuasive essay and there you have it. Think about it: You volunteer at the shelter which tells the reader that you arentjust qualified, ethos, to talk about the topic but, you are also hittheir emotional side because you are volunteering your time. Usingpathos in this example mixed with ethos creates a double whammy.You explain what happens to the animals which could possiblymake readers eager to help. They then see you volunteering yourtime and that could possibly make the reader want to believe whatyou have to say because they like you. In addition, the reader doesntfeel your essay is attacking them and they dont feel threatened. 7. Helpful hint Keep your essay as interesting as possible. The moreinteresting your essay is the longer the reader will bewilling to keep those pages turning. In essence, thelonger your audience reads your paper the longer youhave to persuade them to the point you, as thewriter, are trying to make. 8. The dreadful commas. 9. Commas Questions I had: Where do I need a comma? Where do I place it? Are there any tricks that help? 10. When do I need a comma? When you have dates. When you are adding additional information to a sentence to clarify. When you are listing off a group of things. When you insert a quote. When you combine two independent clauses in one sentence. 11. Where do I place a comma? After each point in a group Example:of points. quot;He hit the ball, dropped the bat, and ran to first base. Example: Between two independentideas, clauses, after aconjunction. quot;He hit the ball well, but(and, or, however, but, ect. he ran toward third base.quot;) Adapted from [http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm] 12. Where do I place a comma? Continued: Before and after additional Example: information in a sentence. My sister, Elizabeth, livesin Washington. Right before a quotation. Example: quot;The question is,quot; saidAlice, quot;whether you canmake words mean so manythings.quot;Adapted from [http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm] 13. Are there any tricks? There are no real tricks to know when placing commas. However, I did find a myth that I thought was true. Every where you take a breath in a sentence you add a comma. And many times this is true but, this doesnt work every time. My best advice is to stick with the rules of where you place each comma. 14. THE END Continue to Works Cited page 15. Ask the Experts. Askoxford.com. 28 April 2009Ethos, Pathos, and Logos 28 April 2009Rules For Comma Usage. 28 April 2009