What is persuasive writing?
Persuasive writing is a type of writing where the author tries to convince the reader to agree with their opinion or ideas. This type of writing is often used in essays, letters to the editor, and political speeches. The goal of persuasive writing is to convince the reader that the opinion or idea is valid or worthwhile.
What is Persuasive Writing?
Which type of persuasive writing do you think is most effective?
- Letter to an elected official
- Speech to a large group
- Editorial in a newspaper
- Blog post on a website
Persuasive writing helps to improve your communication skills, including your ability to make a point and support it with evidence. The most effective persuasive writing is often casual, conversational, and even humorous. Studies have shown that persuasive writing is most effective when it is tailored to its intended audience.
Did you know?
What are some strategies that you can use to make an argument in a persuasive essay?
What makes an argument convincing?
How can you convince someone to agree with your point of view in a persuasive essay?
What evidence have you used to support your point of view in your persuasive writing?
How can you make sure your persuasive argument is clear and convincing?