Persuasive essay on dress code in school introduction?

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In persuasive writing, the introduction is critical as this is the point in which you define your position.  You absolutely cannot be wishy-washy - pick a definite position.  This becomes your thesis statement.  There are many techniques that you can use when structuring your introduction.  Good writing "hook" readers in...

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In persuasive writing, the introduction is critical as this is the point in which you define your position.  You absolutely cannot be wishy-washy - pick a definite position.  This becomes your thesis statement.  There are many techniques that you can use when structuring your introduction.  Good writing "hook" readers in some way, encouraging them to keep reading. I have included a link to a great resource that I use with my own students when teaching persuasive writing.

The introduction is not the place to state your reasons.  Instead, you can open with a story, a statistic, or a quote.  Ask the persuasive question (Should music lyrics be rated as movies are?), then answer it with your thesis which strongly states your position.

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