A Guide to Essay Writing, Vol. 2: Getting Started

Writing an Essay

Being able to write and speak persuasively will serve you well in school and in life. No matter what you do now or in the future, part of your day might include you trying to convince someone to think something or do something.

In a persuasive essay, you must balance evidence and analysis to convince your reader of a particular point of view. Information must be specifIc and relevant, explanations must be clear and insightful, and it all must be written in an organized and engaging style.