Tips on How to Write a Persuasive Essay

Throughout school, work, or basic life, a person will most likely have to write an essay of some sort.  It is practically inevitable.  However, not everyone knows how to write an essay.  To start off, there are five main sections for an essay: the intro (with a thesis statement included), three supporting details, and the conclusion.  Within an essay, you will be speaking out on a particular view you have and try to persuade the reader to share the same opinion.
            The first basic step on how to write a persuasive essay is to learn how to create an interesting, eye catching and intriguing intro.  Within this paragraph, there should be a unique first sentence that will be able to spark a persons’ curiosity along with the writers’ thesis statement.  A thesis statement is a sentence, or so, that gives the author a chance to explain their personal feelings about a topic and choose a side.  A few tips for a good introduction paragraph would be: open with an interesting detail (as previously mentioned), include a strong statement that makes a person curious, quote a famous or well-known person and/or address a few interesting statistics. 

            After the intro paragraph is the main body of an essay.  When beginning to learn how to write an essay, a person should most likely focus on the body quite a bit.  This is the part of the essay that will contain vital information for the reader and could potentially sway their opinion towards your views, or in the opposite direction.  The essay body explains the three, or more, points that were previously introduced in the thesis statement.  The paragraph that will explain the first point should mainly contain strict, straightforward, hard-hitting facts about their side of the argument.  It is recommended that the writer leave out all personal opinions from this paragraph.

            For the explanation of the second point, the author has their chance to explain their opinions.  This section is the key to knowing how to write a persuasive essay in a way that will highly influence the reader to form his or her own strong opinions on the topic.  This, in turn, completes one of the original main goals.  The author also has the chance to initiate arguments, and such, to further strengthen their opinion. 

            Within the third, and final, body paragraph, the author will be able to expand on their third thesis statement point.  This paragraph will give the writer the opportunity to prove, indefinitely, why their view is better than their opponents’ argument.  This part should be a virtual battle against the person who is opposing the authors’ ideas.  Also, since this is the last highly persuasive paragraph (besides the conclusion), the argument should go full blast at the reader to instill a very impressionable reminder of why the authors view is best compared to their opponent.

            Then, finally, is the last paragraph of the essay: the conclusion.  To know how to write a persuasive essay, a person should try to be skilled in leaving behind a lasting impression.  However, the conclusion paragraph is much like the layout of the intro.  The author should delve a little deeper into the topics previously addressed but not too deep to be able to begin the essay all over again.  There should also be some sort of call-to-action within the last paragraph of the essay.  The author should tell or ask the reader to predict, ask a question that will let their readers come upon their own decisions, give recommendations on how to solve a problem or end the essay with an important quote. 

            Many ideal tips and tricks have been addressed to help assist anyone with their adventures in learning how to write a persuasive essay.  Within an essay, an author should try to make sections of it serious, fun, or educational to keep their readers interested and glued to the story.  A persuasive essay is different from normal essays in the way that it can, most possibly, sway the opinion of someone in a drastic direction from what they once were.  If an author creates a persuasive essay properly then they should be able to, at least, come upon common ground with an opposing reader.