AEC483/WC146: Persuasive Papers, Speeches, and Campaigns
Outline for Persuasive Research Paper
Formatting the thesis statement BEFORE you begin writing helps you see your purpose for writing. Persuasive papers provide research which is intended to change readers' opinions or to provide solutions to problems.
between expository and persuasive papers (IXUS 860 IS) Concise Review
Don't forget that persuasive papers also INFORM readers by using background information on the topic. This gives the readers the knowledge they need to make informed or educated decisions about your written presentation. (IOW - whether they will change their minds or not about your POV.)
When writing a persuasive paper or preparing for a persuasive speech, you should begin by focusing on the main issue or problem that people disagree about. Try to separate personal judgements and emotions from your argument. The most effective persuasive argument appeals to reason, not emotion. No argument has only one side to it. In order to write a truly great persuasive paper, you should acknowledge theopposition; there are two ways to talk about the opposition, depending on the evidence available.