Waht is Persuasive or Argumentative Writing?
In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince others to agree with our facts, share our values,accept our argument and conclusions,and adopt our way of thinking.
Elements toward building a good persuasive essay include
establishing facts to support an argument
clarifying relevant values for your audience (perspective)
prioritizing, editing, and/or sequencing the facts and values in importance to build the argument
forming and stating conclusions
"persuading" your audience that your conclusions are based upon the agreed-upon facts and shared values
having the confidence to communicate your "persuasion" in writing
Here are some strategies to complete a persuasive writing assignment:
Landsberger, Joe F. "Study Guides and Strategies." Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays. N.p., 1996. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
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