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Persuasion is a powerful skill to have.

You'll need it not only to write essays in school and university but also to convince people of ideas throughout your life. You'll need it when you're getting peers to vote for you for a position in a student organisation, you'll need it when pitching ideas during a business presentation when you get a job, or you might need it when convincing someone to go on a date with you (who knows!). But how do you develop persuasiveness as a skill?

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EssayJack 16.10.2019

Perhaps you’ve been asked to write a review of a book or a work of art. Or perhaps you’ve been asked to write about a proposed change in law or an event in history. Or you might have been asked to write about the ethics of a philosophy such as vegetarianism. All of these topics invite you to have an opinion and to make a critical analysis in support of that opinion.

Thesis statement vs. topic sentence

First, it’s good to know what a thesis statement is and what it’s not. A thesis statement is not a topic sentence, although, in some cases it may well be your first sentence. Confused yet? Hopefully not! A topic sentence is the main sentence that outlines what each paragraph in an essay is about, but the thesis statement is the MASTER topic sentence for the entire essay.

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EssayJack 25.09.2019

Loads of writing instructors and posts you find on the internet say something about "hooking your reader" in your introduction. But what does that really mean? How do you "hook" someone into reading further? 

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EssayJack 11.09.2019

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