copyright 2008 by Gary L. Pullman
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Persuasion: Use appeals to emotion and reasons to convince your audience to accept your point of view or to perform an action that you recommend.
Note: Argumentation is similar to persuasion, except that persuasion’s primary technique is to appeal to the emotions to convince the reader to adopt a point of view or to take a particular action, supporting emotional appeals with optional, appropriate, but supplemental, reasons for doing so.
Topic: Persevere in the pursuit of your college degree
Use this blank template to generate a thesis for your own persuasive essay: