Quick Write

Who is your audience? Who are you trying to convince with your argument?


Introductions are very important.

An introduction has to make a good impression, grab your reader’s interest, and make them want to keep reading.

We will focus on starting our essays with a story. Focus on getting your readers attention, and making them care, so that they will want to keep reading.

Using Rhetoric Notes


  • Research
  • Unbiased


  • Emotional
  • Storytelling
  • So What?


  • Logical
  • History
  • Facts
  • Statistics
  • Evidence
  • Authority/Pros
  • Background
  • Include the Conversation

Peer Review


Argument – a reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong.

Remember, an argument uses reasons and evidence to persuade. Have you provided enough reasons and evidence to convince us of your position?

Keep these things in mind.

  • Peer edit the same way you revise your own work.
  • Be specific in identifying problems or opportunities.
  • Offer suggestions for improvement.
  • Praise what is genuinely good in the paper.

Check for:

  • Is the writer’s tone appropriate?
  • Who is the audience?
  • Looking at the essay as a whole, what is the thesis or main idea?
  • Is each paragraph adequately developed? Are there sufficient details and/or  supporting quotations?

For the Proposal, make sure you:

  1. Define the problem
  2. Recognize an audience
  3. Create, explain, and justify a plan of action.
  4. Persuade readers of the problem and proposed solution.

Quick Write

What is your plan of action for revising your essay?