What Is A Persuasive Essay?

A persuasive essay is “also known as the argument essay"

Identifying Topic and Audience

The pre-writing process begins with identifying the topic and audience

BrainStorming Process

develop your topic or deepen your understanding of the topic

Thesis Statement

tells the reader how you will interpret the subject matter


a great way to jumpstart the writing process

First Draft

get the ideas out and give you content to work with

evaluating a persuasive argument

How to Assess a Persuasive Argument

final Draft

a review of the entire process

What is a persuasive essay?

A persuasive essay is also known as the 'argument essay', utilizes logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another idea. It attempts to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action.