Persuasive Writing – Purpose and Process

Persuasive Writing – Purpose and Process

In
persuasive or argumentative writing, try to convince others to
          agree with your facts,
          share your values,
          accept your argument and conclusions,
and
          adopt your way of thinking.
 Persuasive writing utilizes logic and reason
to show that one idea is more reasonable than another idea.
 It attempts to persuade a reader to adopt a
certain point of view or to take a particular action.
 The argument must use sound reasoning and
solid evidence by
          stating facts,
          giving logical reasons,
          using examples, and
          referencing experts.
 When planning the persuasive essays we should
choose our position.
          Which side of the issue or problem will
be taken, and
          What solution will be offered?
Know
the purpose of the essay.
Research
the topic to provide specific and convincing evidence.
Figure
out what evidence to include and in what order to present the evidence.
Remember
to consider the purpose, the audience, and the topic.
 Understand the opposite viewpoint and counter
it by providing contrasting evidence or by finding mistakes and inconsistencies
in the logic of the opposing argument.
Support
your position with evidence.
Remember
that the evidence must appeal to reason.

Provide
examples to enhance your meaning and make your ideas concrete.