Always begin by stating your opinion clearly.
A well-written persuasive article will summarize the issue and state a
Back up your opinion with supporting facts
and examples. Opinion is not persuasive unless you support it with facts.
Let people know you researched your position.
Connect ideas using logic and reasoning.
Convince the reader that your position makes sense. Use your own words
to connect your ideas and drive home your conclusion. A call to action
is one way to end your persuasive writing; other strategies include personal
examples and emotional appeals.
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