Persuasive Essay Editing Checklist

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Persuasive Essay Editing Checklist
Introduction
Content
______ Begins with a “hook” grabber
______ Contains 2-3 sentences that provide background about the subject
______ The last sentence provides a thesis for or against the subject
______ Provides three reasons that clearly support the position of the subject
Body
Paragraph 1
______ Provides a transition in the first sentence
______ States what your first reason is as to why you are for/against issue
______ Has 2-3 examples that support the first reason
______ Contains a closing sentence
Paragraph 2
______ Provides a transition in the first sentence
______ States what your second reason is as to why you are for/against issue
______ Has 2-3 examples, facts, details etc. that support the thesis
______ Contains a closing sentence
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Paragraph 3
______ Provides a transition in the first sentence
______ States what your third reason is as to why you are for/against issue
______ Has 2-3 examples that support the thesis
______ Contains a counter argument
Conclusion
_____ Re-states the thesis from the introduction
_____ Summarizes the main reasons for your position
_____ Contains a call to action
Grammar/ Structure/ Mechanics
_____ Each paragraph begins with an intention
_____ Each sentence ends with punctuation and begin with capital letters
_____ Most words are spelled correctly
_____ The sentences make sense
_____ Words are written with lowercase letters
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