Classic English Literature


Write a persuasive essay that urges readers to accept your viewpoint on an issue and to take action
on that issue. Refer to pages 1256-1263 in your text for further instructions and resources to help
prepare your essay. The essay should use at least one credible source to support your persuasive
stance. APA formatted in-text citation(s) and a reference page are required for the source(s) too.
Please save the essay as a Word (.doc) document and submit it as an attachment. The essay
should be a minimum of 3 paragraphs in length: introduction, body, and conclusion. Include a clear
thesis statement that is developed throughout your essay.
Introduction (a full paragraph)
Engage your audience with a hook
Include a preview of the main points
Place the thesis statement as your last sentence
Body (each section in full paragraph form)
Balance the general with the specific. Every time you make a claim, follow it up with an example or
illustration, an explanation of the specific elements within that claim, or a concrete point of evidence
that supports that claim.
Conclusion (a full paragraph)
Summarize your main points
End memorably with a thought that will continue to echo in the audience’s mind long after reading the