Student Writing Spotlight: A Persuasive Paragraph

Student Writing Spotlight: A Persuasive Paragraph

What have you been doing to keep busy this summer?  All of StudyPoint’s Summer Writing Program students have been getting a head start on the new school year by practicing their writing skills.

Dena O., a rising 9th grade student from Philadelphia, PA, submitted a persuasive paragraph about the need for recycling programs in schools and communities.  The text of her paragraph is below.  She convinced us!  Thanks for your submission, Dena!

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Dena O.’s Persuasive Paragraph

Dear Classmates:

We have to take a closer look at recycling in our school because our environment is suffering. There are many things we can do that would make a difference for our environment. You can save 95% energy by recycling aluminum cans rather than making new cans from scratch. Recycling glass saves 35% of the energy used to make new glass. Americans today throw away enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet. Less than 40% of Americans have curbside recycling programs. We have to change this!

So in conclusion, recycling leads to a healthier and more energy efficient environment. We need to work on making recycling a part of our home and school communities. Committees need to be formed to offer more recycling opportunities for our community.


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