Write a persuasive paragraph on the ways that celebrities and media personalities influence the behavior of others, both positively and negatively. Persuasive writing is writing that is meant to state an argument and persuade the reader to agree with the argument. In your paragraph, make an argument that celebrities and media personalities influence both positive and negative health behaviors in others. Your examples will support your argument. Before you write your paragraph, brainstorm different ways that celebrities and media personalities can influence individuals. Think of some ways which an individual’s behaviors can be affected by what he or she sees and hears in the media.

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I assume you are asking for help on writing a persuasive/argumentative essay on "the ways that celebrities and media personalities influence the behavior of others, both positively and negatively." You get to define celebrities in many ways, as that category includes musicians, actors, athletes, and generally anyone with a recognizable name and following.

Your directions offer you some good advice. The first step is to make a list of the ways you think celebrities influence people's behaviors in positive ways (set a good example, promote healthy or positive causes, speak out against negative behaviors) and in negative ways (set an bad example by their words and actions, promote negative causes). To be the most helpful, your list should include as many specifics as possible. In other words, I gave you general categories, now you need to fill in the...

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