The Art of Persuasion

Montante, Sarah
April 2005
Literary Cavalcade;Apr2005, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p36
This article focuses on how to write an effective persuasive essay. Unlike other articles in the newspaper, which aim to be objective, editorials express the writers's opinion and try to persuade the reader to agree. Like an editorial, a persuasive essay can cover a wide range of topics, from heavy political issues to fleeting fashion trends. The only necessary ingredient is a clear, defensible point of view. A persuasive essay should be clear, logically organized, and easy to read. Begin with a firm point of view and express it consistently throughout the essay.


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