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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.