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!


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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