How to write a persuasive essay in support of school uniforms

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How to write a persuasive essay in support of school uniforms
School uniforms are a hot topic among parents, students and teachers. (Sean Murphy/Lifesize/Getty Images)

In a persuasive essay, the job of the writer is to persuade readers why they should embrace one viewpoint or idea. The writer should identify the strongest points in an argument and then explain why the opposing viewpoint or idea should not be supported. The topic of school uniforms is a hot-button issue among parents, teachers and students. There are many pros and cons to school uniforms. When writing a persuasive essay in support of uniforms, the writer must persuade the reader why students should wear uniforms to school.

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  1. 1

    Brainstorm the advantages of school uniforms. Write down on a piece of paper why you support school uniforms. Some of the pros include the fact that uniforms are often more affordable than regular clothing; they encourage discipline and help children stay focused on learning rather than fashion; they can prevent gang symbols from being displayed; and they can improve school pride.

  2. 2

    Write your essay's introduction paragraph. The intro should be at least three to four sentences. It should clearly state that you are in support of school uniforms.

  3. 3

    Write the body paragraphs. Each paragraph should focus on one point and support your main idea. Include examples or evidence in each paragraph.

  4. 4

    Present the opposing view. Some of the cons include the fact that uniforms can prevent a student from expressing himself and they can be a financial burden for some families.

  5. 5

    Summarise your main idea and supporting points in a conclusion paragraph. Use this paragraph to persuade your reader why school uniforms are a good thing.

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