ESSAY 3: The Persuasive Essay
You have now spent many weeks thinking about a particular element of yourself and evaluating a single work related to that element. Now you will continue to engage with that element by choosing a particular point of argument related to that element and defending that position in a persuasive essay. For example, perhaps you have chosen a specific field of study, so now you might want to argue why/why not a college education is necessary to work in that field or why some technique in that field represents the best or worst approach, etc. Or perhaps you have chosen a particular hobby or activity, so now you might want to persuade a reader of the merits of that hobby or activity or the dangers of some trend in that hobby or activity, etc. Or perhaps you have chosen a particular type of experience, so now you want to argue how life’s obstacles strengthen people’s characters.
What is a Persuasive Essay?
The persuasive essay argues for a particular point of view. It aims to influence the reader to take an action or bring about some change in the reader’s thinking. You must be convincing and committed to your topic. You must anticipate opposing arguments and argue against them, too. [750 – 1,000 words]
Why Write a Persuasive Essay?
The purpose of the persuasive essay is to influence the readers to take an action or change their thinking. You want your readers to agree with you completely after reading your argument.
What are the Components of a Persuasive Essay?