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How do I write a persuasive essay? The topic is outlined.

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A persuasive essay must begin with a debatable point. In this case, the debatable argument is whether or not you (the writer) should receive the B+. This is not a fact with which your reader will necessarily agree. You must convince your reader (in this case, the teacher) that your perspective is the most reasonable position. In the introductory paragraph, describe your thesis and how you will structure your argument supporting this thesis. In this opening paragraph, you also might state the importance of this topic. For example, insist why the issue of grading is important in a general sense.

In the next paragraphs, you will more specifically discuss your case. These middle paragraphs constitute the body of your argument, and they assert your ...

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