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Inquiry Unlimited

Mission: to target educational goals through inquiry-based strategies.

Persuasive Essay OR Persuasive Letter

History of the problem (list the problem areas)






Comparisons to similar situations with other things





Reveal personal information that is appropriate to the argument









Excerpts from interviews





Statistics: facts and figures





A snappy, catchy, gripping title

A strong, deliberate lead that spells out the topic and brings the reader into the problem.

Conversational tone in the first person

Humor (even ridicule or sarcasm)

A strong conclusion that rams home the point and that resonates for the reader

Project or speculate into the future of the problem

Anticipates the readers questions

(You may ask that; If you were to say . . )

Transitional words or phrases . . but, now, of course, It is true, For obvious reasons, Although, In other words, Perhaps, Consider, When, Sometimes, Somehow, Not only, As While, Obviously, Fact:

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