What is a persuasive or expositorytext?
A persuasive text, also known as an expository text presents a point of view around topic or theme which is backed by evidence to support it.
The purpose of a persuasive text can be varied. Maybe you are intending to influence someones opinion on a specific topic or you might be aiming to sell a product or service.
The challenge in writing a good persuasive text is to use a mix of emotive language and in some cases images that are supported by hard evidence or other people's opinions.
Persuading people requires a consistent approach...
Persuasive texts are simple in structure. You simply need to clearly state your opinion around a specific topic and then repeatedly reinforce you opinions with external facts or evidence. A strong concluding summary should leave little doubt about in the readers mind. ( Please view our planning tool below for a detailed explanation. )
Tips for writing a great persuasive text
Persuasive Planning Tools
- Never leave any doubt about your position and point of view in the introduction.
- The stronger the evidence the stronger your argument will be. Take some time to find strong supporting evidence.
- Use paragraphs effectively. Each new element of your argument should start with a new paragraph.
- Play on your audiences feelings. Use strong and emotive language but never become irrational.
- Persuasive texts are always written in present tense.