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Animal Abuse - Persuasive Essay   Tags: animal_abuse, animal_cruelty, animal_protection, animal_rights, hughes, persuasive_essay, sousa  

Pathfinder guide for research on animal abuse, animal cruelty, animal rights, endangered species, and animal protection to write a persuasive essay.
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Project Explanation

Using the writing process and incorporating the 6-Traits, write a 5 paragraph persuasive essay.  The persuasive essay will include at least 3 points or reasons why animal abuse is wrong, not necessary or inhumane.

Prepare for an oral presentation of your essay.


Project Requirements/Project Timeline

  • 1 week for LibGuide research
  • 1 week for brainstorm and rough draft
  • 1 week for revising and editing
  • 1 week for final draft
  • prepare for oral presentation

Student Expectations

  • Use the resources within this Lib Guide.
  • Write a 5 paragraph persuasive essay.
    • Include at least three reasons, points or arguments.
    • Include an opposing view.
  • Follow the Writing Process Steps.
  • Incorporate the 6-Traits of Writing.
  • Present the Final Draft by reading it aloud to the class.

The Writing Process

The 6-TRAITS of Writing


6-Traits Rubric


Persuasive Essay

Persuasive Essay

In persuasive essays, you are writing to convince others by presenting solid, supported arguments.

Good Persuasion:

  • Takes a strong and definite position on an issue or advises a particular action.
  • Gives logical reasons and supporting evidence to defend the position or recommend action.
  • Considers opposing views.
  • Has enthusiasm and energy from start to finish.

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