Discussion: Persuasion in Everyday Life

For this GRADED discussion, you will work with your peers. In your initial post, think about a time in your life where you tried to persuade someone to do something. Keep in mind that this doesn’t have to be a situation that was a full-blown argument?it can be something as simple as convincing a friend to go to a specific restaurant for lunch?and it doesn’t have to be a situation where you “won” the other person over either.

Before you begin writing, please review the discussion rubric (click here) to make sure you fulfill all of the required tasks.

For your initial post (1) you must:Compose a post that fully addresses the assignment prompt. Critical ElementsExemplary ? 100%Proficient ? 85%Needs Improvement ? 55%Not Evident ? 0%ValuePromptFully addresses assignment prompt connecting personal experience and reflection in a rich, detailed, engaging manner.Fully addresses assignment prompt connecting personal experience and reflection in an engaging manner.Addresses assignment prompt, but there are holes or gaps in describing and reflecting on one’s personal experienceDoes not address assignment prompt20ComprehensionDevelops an initial post with an organized, clear point of view or idea using rich and significant detailDevelops an initial post with a point of view or idea using adequate organization and detailDevelops an initial post with a point of view or idea but with some gaps in organization and detailDoes not develop an initial post with an organized point of view or idea25TimelinessSubmits initial post on time (100%)Submits initial post one day late (55%)Submits initial post two or more days late (0%)10EngagementProvides relevant and meaningful response posts with clarifying explanation and detailProvides relevant response posts with some explanation and detailProvides response posts with some explanation and detail that may lack connection to original postProvides response posts that are generic with little explanation or detail25Writing (Mechanics)Writes posts that are easily understood, clear, and concise, using proper citation methods where applicable with no errors in citationsWrites posts that are easily understood using proper citation methods where applicable with few errors in citationsWrites posts that are understandable using proper citation methods where applicable with a number of errors in citationsWrites posts that others are not able to understand and does not use proper citation methods where applicable20CommentsEarned Total100%

This is the assignment: When you’ve come up with the moment, write two fully developed paragraphs explaining it to your classmates. In the first paragraph, describe the moment of persuasion so that your instructor and peers can “see” it. In the second paragraph, explain why you felt like that moment of persuasion was either successful or unsuccessful. What strategies or techniques did you use to try to get the person to side with you?

note: please make sure that the 240 developed paragraphs should be about ( 2) two pages Thanks.

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