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Speaking and writing go hand-in-hand, so those students who are known to say what they mean, already possess the qualities to be fine persuasive essay writers.

This writing lesson could benefit any student because it improves a variety of writing skills. Some of the strategies provided here may also be applied to other forms of communication. The teacher should target the use of these writing strategies to help the student build a unique approach to writing. Therefore, this lesson should be used to reach the student at their level , wherever that may be. Each step taken will bring the student closer to writing concise and effective essays.

These pages were made through TeacherTECH, the teacher professional development component of GirlTECH, which is sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) with support from the National Science Foundation through EPIC.

Copyright © June 2005 by Diane Jerome.