- Open with a statement of the issue being addressed. • State your position on the issue. • The main body of text contains the arguments that are supported by reasons and evidence (facts). • End with a summary. Checklist for Persuasive Writing
- Language Features • Use mainly the present tense. • Use logical and cause and effect connectives. • Use emotive language. • Use technical language. • Use rhetorical questions. • Dare the reader to disagree. • Try to make opinions sound like facts. • Use powerful verbs and strong adjectives.