In college, course assignments often ask you to make a persuasive case in writing.
You are asked to convince your reader of your point of view.
One is based on documents that are provided to you and the other is based on your own knowledge of the subject.
So you'll get 55 minutes to do this portion of the exam and it's generally recommended that you spend about 15 of those minutes planning your answer and about 40 of those minutes actually writing your answer.
This form of persuasion, often called academic argument, follows a predictable pattern in writing.
After a brief introduction of your topic, you state your point of view on the topic directly and often in one sentence.You should include all, or maybe all but one, of those primary documents in your answer.Now you don't have to go into detail about all of them, but you should include analysis of some of the arguments, some of the biases, and some of the larger ideas behind some of those documents.In the next video, we'll start looking at primary documents and getting ready to make a thesis statement.Writing in college often takes the form of persuasion—convincing others that you have an interesting, logical point of view on the subject you are studying.Well that gives us a lot of information about the kinds of things we should concentrate on.First, we're looking at social history and economic history, we're looking at African Americans, and we're looking at this migration pattern.Persuasion is a skill you practice regularly in your daily life.You persuade your roommate to clean up, your parents to let you borrow the car, your friend to vote for your favorite candidate or policy.If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.