Mrs. Scotten's 8th Grade Language Arts Class - You Only Need to Do Two Things to Succeed in my Class: Show Up and Follow Up!  



The Art of Persuasion

The Art of PersuasionYou will enjoy this unit on persuasion because it will help you win people over to your ideas. During this unit you will learn the elements of a good persuasive argument, and write a persuasive essay on the topic of your choice.

As with all formal essays, it should be:

  • Typed in 12-point, easy to read font, or neatly written in blue or black ink
  • Have indented paragraphs
  • Include a title page with your name, date, and period number
  • Follow the format for each paragraph you write (TS, RDF, EEE, C)
  • Be an example of your very best work

Use the links below for graphic organizers and other tools to help you succeed: