This essay explores the persuasive mode, one of the more common kinds of writing youâ€™ll experience throughout your college and professional career. Your goal is to persuade your audience to consider your position on a controversial subject. Understand, there is seldom a definitive right or wrong answer in anything. You should anticipate the real possibility that some of your readers will not initially agree with you on your stance. Part of this essay requires that you take opposing viewpoints into consideration when making your argument. By truthfully representing the strengths of your opponentâ€™s point of view, you show that you have considered more than one option when making your decision.This gives you more clout with your audience.
The final draft of your essay should contain the following basic features:
In addition to the above, the final draft of your essay should be:
Note: This assignment calls for a revision of your W6 Persuasive Rough Draft, not a new essay on a different topic. Your revision must show significant effort to “re-see” your work. While you should also edit your paper, editing alone is not revision.