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Grade 8: Persuasive Essay

If your introduction falls flat, try one of these ideas.

Ask a question.
Do you have the jitters? Are you jumpy or even cranky? Maybe you are drinking too much caffeine. It's time to cut back.
Describe a scene.
It's the end of a long school day. At the soft drink machine, students line up to buy cans of cola. They're buying a drug. Many soft drinks have amazing amounts of caffeine, and students should think twice before drinking them.
Make a startling statement.
Many soft drinks have as much caffeine as coffee, or even more. If you're hooked on these beverages, you may be getting too much of a powerful stimulant. It's time to cut back.
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