Thursday, February 21, 2013
As the spring semester often focuses on persuasive writing, the LRWPROF listserv has been sharing ideas for teaching persuasion and memorable examples of persuasive writing, as well as point of view and story/narrative. A couple of examples based on currents events include the Pistorius murder case and the Manti Te'o story.
I often share with my students a couple of published cases that have stayed with me for over 20 years . . . one about the burn injuries to a young girl, one about a man and his mother, both kidnapped and the mother, murdered. The careful and sparing use of specific sensory detail in each of those cases was most effective!
Do any of our readers have an example of effective persuasive facts to share?