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Persuasive writing - insurance claims and rhetorical writing

Given the senerio below I have to write 3 persuasive essays. I'm at a loss for words and need help with them.

Please and thank you

"You are coming home late in the evening and you have an accident with no other cars involved. The insurance company is refusing to pay for damages causing you to pay out of pocket for the expense to repair the vehicle."

I need to explain to the insurance agency expressing my desire to have them pay for the damages. Explain why they should pay and why I think so. Make an argument for why they should pay.

Then I need to explain to my best friend explaining the same situation and why the insurance company should pay.

Finally I have to explain to my boss explaining the situation and why the insurance company should pay

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Dear Student,

I can't write the responses for you, but I can tell you what you need to know to write all three responses. This is an exercise in audience.

For the first response, you will need to use language that is "business like"; for example, you will begin by creating language that is sophisticated and formal. All rhetoric is persuasive. If you are writing to an insurance company, you will need to address them in the kind of language that is similar to the language they use when writing to you.

Example: To Whom It May Concern: I am writing this letter to express my concern over the recent ...

Solution Summary

Three examples for the kind of rhetoric that's needed for addressing 3 different audiences after an accident.