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Persuasive Essay (SUM 1, 2, 3, 4)

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  • Complete a persuasive essay using things we have learned so far. Below you will find the requirements. When you are done, submit your essay to the dropbox.


    After reading the “Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln, write a short essay that analyzes the text for how ideas, language, and structure are developed in defense of fundamental human rights, providing examples to justify your analysis. Focus on the development of a specific, precise claim with relevant details from the text using a logical, effective arrangement strategy.

    Essentially, I want you to:

    Write a short persuasive essay, using one of the arrangements we have covered, that discusses how Lincoln defends fundamental human rights by developing ideas, language, and structure in his speech.

    A copy of the address and the rubric are attached. If you did not view the lesson before this one, I would strongly suggest you do for help. Also, if you need help writing the essay, please refer to the Essay Help folder in our Resources.

    Things to remember:

    1. Follow the rubric (it is attached).

    2. MLA format.

    3. Pick an arrangement to use (Toulmin, Rogerian, Classical).

    4. Use evidence and examples.

    5. Short = Means at least 3 paragraphs.