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ENG 102: Persuasive/Argumentative Essay

About the Persuasive Essay


persuasive or argumentative essay tries to influence the reader to agree with your point of view on a topic. It uses facts and evidence to support logical reasoning to convince the reader that your perspective on a topic or issue is valid.

Write a persuasive essay that does the following:

  • Clearly presents a debatable topic, and describes arguments and counter-arguments to persuade the reader to support one perspective over another.
  • Correctly uses required style (e.g. MLA or APA) to organize and format the essay, and to create in-text citations and a bibliography.
  • Cites research from academically reliable sources from library databases.
  • Includes a properly developed introduction and conclusion.
  • Is grammatically correct with few errors in spelling or mechanics.

NOTE: For specific requirements (i.e. - formatting style, number of pages, etc.) follow your instructor's guidelines. (2021, November 25). How to write perfect persuasive essays. Literacy Ideas.