Persuasive Essay #1 Writing Situation: Parking at Union High School has become a big problem. More students are driving cars than the school has expected and there are limited parking spaces. Plus, parking spaces need to be provided for teachers and other staff members. To solve the problem, the principal has stated that students who are on a bus route MUST take the bus. This rule is intended to ease the overcrowding on the school parking lot. Directions for Writing Write a letter to the principal expressing your opinion on this controversial issue. Support your position with reasons, facts, examples and other evidence. Convince the principal to take your opinion seriously.