Prewriting II: Research Before you move to the second stage of the writing process, research your topic. Make sure there is enough reliable information to support a strong persuasive essay. You can visit the local library , view online collections , contact experts , conduct interviews , and survey opinion . If your research does not yield sufficient infor- mation, you should return to the initial pre- writing stage to find a new topic.
Once you select a topic and identify your three supporting reasons, WRITE!
You should, though, begin with your body paragraphs – the paragraphs that contain your supporting reasons. Write those paragraphs first, making certain that each has all the components of effective paragraph writing.
You can return to your draft later to write the introductory and concluding paragraphs.