Dylan Poon

"Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you"


ZIP Journal #2

Question: What makes a good persuasive essay?

What is one specific source of information that you have found valuable in your inquiry question? How has it proved valuable?

Source: https://www.ukessays.com/essays/psychology/influence-the-psychology-of-persuasion-psychology-essay.php

The essay I found online in the above link is very helpful, as it not only explains the concepts that I am trying to learn, but also uses them in the writing. Additionally, it uses the PQS format clearly, and uses clear examples to explain each principle. The essay also contains information specifically on the use of persuasion in persuasive essays, which is exactly what I have been looking for in a source. After writing this, I will be going back to my expository essay to look for some of the principles that I now know.

The source has proved to valuable as a concrete structure for PQS, as well as how to organize an essay with more than 3 body paragraphs. The essay exemplifies how to transition from one body paragraph to the next, and makes the reader think that the author of the essay is correct, meaning they used the principle of authority. Though the language is slightly colloquial, the essay in general contains useful information, compiled into one clear source.

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