Main Points
  • 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.