This week I thought we could look at writing a persuading argument. The resources here can be applied to any topic but you will have to research the information for the argument you want to make yourself. I have listed a few examples of arguments you might want to look at below.
When writing a persuasive argument, the writer takes a stand on an issue—either “for” or “against”—and builds the strongest possible argument to win over the reader.
In a persuasive argument, it’s the writer’s job to convince the reader to accept a particular point of view or take a specific action. Persuasive writing requires good research, awareness of the reader’s biases (their original point of view and ideas about the argument), and a solid understanding of both sides of the issue. A good piece of persuasive writing demonstrates not only why the writer’s opinion is correct, but also why the opposing view is incorrect.
Persuasive writing is a fixture of modern life—found in advertising, newspaper editorials, blogs, and political speeches.