What is persuasive writing?
Persuasive writing uses words to convince the reader to listen or to act.
We use persuasive writing in essays and opinion pieces. Good business writers use persuasive writing in proposals, articles, newsletters, memos, emails, requests for meetings, speeches, and reports.
Persuasive writing has to sway your reader intellectually and emotionally.
Here is a checklist for longer pieces of persuasive writing, such as essays or opinion pieces.