Authors attempts to persuade the readers to change their minds or opinions.
Example: persuading a child to eat
some readers may disagree with you.
You need to convince them through persuasive essay.
-Understand the opposing side of the issue -Observe others’ position about the issue- there are always more than one side of an issue – controversial issues Take note of what people are saying about the issue – study them – reflect on them Based on what they say, form your own opinion about the issue Understand the other side of the argument Otherwise, readers may think you are biased.
Respect your readers Separate person from the idea - good ideas and statements may not only come from educated people - consider your readers
Build a balanced case Essay needs to be forceful but nor overwhelming mention all the points that you want to state throw in one or two not so important points argument is fair and balanced start by agreeing about something
Support your judgments with appropriate evidence and carefully interpret the points or evidence Evidence support ideas, judgments, or opinions. Persuade using evidenve from reliable sources (published information, statistics, judgements from authorities) evidence from experiences and observations are questionable or biased Interpret the evidence Good interpretation
Anticipate readers’ reactions Consider how readers might react to the points proposed. identify the points which the readers think the weakest.