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AP English Language and Composition: Developing an Argument | AP Central – The College Board
Feel passionately about something and want to share it? Write an essay! Disagree with a popular opinion and wish to convince others to join you? Need to write something because the college you dream of attending is making you?
When writing a persuasive essay, the author's goal is to sway the reader to share his or her opinion. A successful persuasive essay will reach the reader on an emotional level, much the way a well-spoken politician does. Persuasive speakers aren't necessarily trying to convert the reader or listener to completely change their minds, but rather to consider an idea or a focus in a different way. While it's important to use credible arguments supported by facts, the persuasive writer wants to convince the reader or listener that his or her argument is not simply correct, but convincing as well.
Refutation Paragraphs. The refutation paragraph is normally found ONLY in argument essays and argument research papers ; it is also known as the concession paragraph. When students are writing an argumentative essay, they need to acknowledge t he valid points of the opposing argument, otherwise writers sound narrow-minded and thereby less effective. Rather than weakening the paper, a good concession paragraph will actually strengthen the essay by showing that the writer has thoughtfully considered both sides of the argument before arriving at the final argumentative position.