Features of Persuasive Writing

Features of… 

Persuasive Writing


-       It begins with a topic sentence.


-       It offers an opinion on a specific topic and attempts to convince the reader that the opinion is correct.


-       It has logical arguments supported with reasons and evidence that relate to the topic.


-       It presents an effective emotional appeal and presents arguments and opinions in a logical order.  The strongest most appealing arguments may come first or last.


-       It includes persuasive language.


-       Each paragraph has a topic sentence, at least three supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.