How to write a persuasive essay
A persuasive essay is a type of essay in which you take a stance and follow it up with facts throughout the paper. Understandably, this is only possible if the subject is controversial.
Now that we know some general information on persuasive essays, we can continue with the steps we should follow in order to write the perfect one.
Step 1: Choose a topic and position
If you can reason for or against a subject, it qualifies as a suitable topic for a persuasive essay. This is because being able to have strong opinions on a subject means that it is polemical, which is necessary for your persuasive essay.
Tips and tricks
Persuasive essay topic examples
These topic examples can inspire you in choosing a topic for your essay. For this how-to guide, we are choosing the subject “Hunting is immoral.”
Step 2: Do your research and prepare an outline
It’s time to start researching your topic now that you’ve decided on it. But make sure you avoid plagiarism throughout your research. After your research, you need to prepare an outline.
Tips for the research phase
Preparing an outline
Outlining your essay will help you see your point and how it progresses in a better way. It also will ease your writing process significantly, as it will be a guideline for you. Here, we detailed a proper outline with some tips.
Step 3: Write an introduction
Your introduction paragraph is one of the most important parts of your persuasive essay. The contextual structure of your introduction should go from general to specific.
Step 4: Write the body paragraphs
Step 5: Write a conclusion
Step 6: Revise your essay
The ideal way to revise an essay you have written is to let it sit for a couple of days. This way, you will have let your brain have enough time to grasp the subject and therefore will see your common mistakes more clearly. You can ask these questions to yourself while revising your essay:
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