The following slides will get you started constructing a persuasion essay. If your subject choice needs a different plan, do that instead.
Rhetorical missteps, known as logical fallacies, are everywhere. Talk radio, advertisements, and internet forums are prone to them because they are easy mistakes to make and if not examined too closely, wonderfully persuasive.
Let’s put a few of these under magnification:
Picture a newly licensed teenager begging for a dream car from reluctant parents. Initially, the pleas might be about the ultra-fine fabulousness of the dream car or how a person is only young once. Begging might work, but usually a passionate, emotional appeal alone cannot guarantee a successful outcome.
Let’s say the teenager decides to alter tactics and provide information, such as resale value, to shine a flattering light on the dream car.
The frames on my walls hold paintings, photographs, mixed-media collages, and drawings, while the frames on my desk hold pinned beetles, foreign currency, and wine corks. Framing things allows me to isolate and view objects in a limited context. So, too, with essays.