Writing Workshop – Characteristics of the Persuasive Essay

1. Which of the following should be considered when choosing a topic for a persuasive essay? CHOOSE 2
A. a topic my friends care about a lot
B. a topic that is controversial
C. a topic I am passionate about
D. a topic that I have seen before in school
E. a topic my teacher likes
B. a topic that is controversial
C. a topic I am passionate about
2. The first paragraph of a persuasive essay is the:
A. Introduction
B. Restatement of the thesis
C. Transition Word
D. Conclusion
A. Introduction
3. The Introduction should begin with:
A. Lead/Grabber
B. Call to Action
C. Transition
D. Clincher
A. Lead/Grabber
4. What should every thesis statement contain?
A. Explanation and examples
B. Clincher
C. Topic sentence
D. State position and a reason
D. State position and a reason
5. Which of the following is an example of a GOOD thesis statement.
A. Two-sessions are not the answer to the overcrowding problem in Park and Terrill Middle Schools.
B. I like having time to see my friends at school and at sports. I think that’s the best part of being at school.
C. Two-sessions are not the answer to the overcrowding problem at Park and Terrill Middle schools are: it will cause an increase in property taxes, students will not be able to participate in sports, and commuting will be a nightmare.
D. School should be a place where you learn, you have fun and you get to see your friends
C. Two-sessions are not the answer to the overcrowding problem at Park and Terrill Middle schools are: it will cause an increase in property taxes, students will not be able to participate in sports, and commuting will be a nightmare.
6. The thesis statement above includes three reasons to support a position. Where should each of these three reasons be explained in detail?
A. In the first paragraph only
B. Only in the conclusion
C. In the body paragraphs
D. Wherever you can fit them
C. In the body paragraphs
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7. What should every body paragraph and conclusion paragraph begin with?
A. Transition word
B. Attention-getter
C. Thesis statement
D. Call to Action
A. Transition word
8. Each body paragraph should contain 3 important parts:
A. A beginning, middle and end
B. the call to action, thesis and conclusion
C. the title, transition and grabber
D. reason, evidence and explanation
D. reason, evidence and explanation
9. If possible, you should include this into your persuasive essay to show you understand the issue completely.
A. a title
B. a counter argument
C. examples and facts that support your reason
D. a call to action
B. a counter argument
10. What is an effective way to connect thoughts to begin a new paragraph or within a paragraph?
A. verbs
B. prepositions
C. transitions
D. adjectives
C. transitions
11. Words you should avoid in a persuasive essay are:
A. Stop; Go
B. I; We
C. People; Persons
D. Please; Thank you
B. I; We
Extra credit: (5 pts,) What are the four parts that make a conclusion memorable?
Strong
Powerful
Meaning
Moving