Monday, October 17, 2011

Persuasive Writing

The persuasive writing example that I found was written by a student persuading her principal to open a school store. She uses the logical approach by stating logical and true facts as to why the store would be beneficial. She formatted the letter into 3 paragraphs and uses the direct approach. The first paragraph is her planning, the second paragraph is persuading the principal on why he should open a school store, and finally the last paragraph asks for his permission. This targets the principal because he is who the students go to when they have ideas about improving the school. She takes the approach of trying to convince the principal that the store with be very convenient for all students. She tries to take a sincere and concerned voice. She wants to show him she is very into the project and wants it to happen. This letter communicates what the store will benefit to the students such as school supplies including pens, notebooks, calculators, etc. I personally find this letter to communicate to reader effectively. She uses the you-viewpoint and also uses the direct approach, which keeps the reader interested. The only thing I would do better is in the second paragraph, I would include more facts on how opening the school store would benefit the school as well and not only the students.

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