Then start to narrow your research to include only credible sources (articles published in credible publications or blogs written by people with a background in the subject).
As you’ve performed your research, you may have come across many different topics that are interesting. Now is the time to choose which themes provide the strongest evidence and which are the most compelling.
A persuasive essay exists because a topic is polemical, meaning you could successfully argue for or against it.
While the tendency is to choose to write about the side you agree with, that might not necessarily be the easiest to argue.
Are you asking yourself why you should read this blog post? ”What if I promised that by reading this you’ll learn more about how to write an effective persuasive essay?
Example: if you wanted to choose the topic of the cause of global warming and you personally believe that it’s a natural planetary process, you might actually find more evidence to support that it’s caused by human activity, or vice versa.
Choosing a position should be based on your ability to find solid research to back it up.
A persuasive essay is one where you choose a position and support it with evidence throughout the body of the essay.
A persuasive essay has to be about a topic that you could strongly argue either for or against something. For example, you wouldn’t be able to argue for or against the statement “Humans need air to breathe.” But you could argue, “Humans need political structures in order to thrive.” A good persuasive essay has a compelling introduction that draws the reader in, has a strong thesis statement that’s supported with solid evidence, addresses the opposing side’s arguments and concludes with questions or suggestions for further research or study.