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Persuasive Writing: Introduction

Read this article about writing Letters to the Editor:


You can also google "how to write a letter to the editor" if you like.

Look in a newspaper (online or live). Find an article that raises a point on which you feel strongly. Please do not choose topics related to religion or politics.

Answer these 2 questions. .

Question 1: What's in the article? Pick just ONE point n the article where you strongly agree or disagree.

Write d sentences:

What the article (or someone quoted in the article) said. Don't just say what the article was about (e.g., "This was an article about basketball.") State the element of the article you want to discusss ("This article quotes a source as saying the NCAA rules are oudated and should be changed.")

Whether you agree or disagree.

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The Editor
111 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Subject: Denver's Transport Woes

Dear Sir,

This is with reference to the article "Back to the Drawing Board" on the issue dated February 20th, 2010. The article shows the problems that cities across America are facing with regards to a proper functioning public transit system. While the major cities on the two coasts have some working systems in place the absence of the same across the vast swathes in the interior is a major point of concern for the country.

Public transit is ...