You have completed your piece of persuasive writing. But guess what...you still have work to do!
The revision phase of your writing is a chance to review, modify, and reorganise your work with the goal of making it the best it can be. Keep these considerations in mind:
Does your writing present a firm position on the issue, supported by relevant facts, statistics, and examples?
Does your writing open with an effective “hook” that intrigues readers and keeps them reading?
Does each paragraph offer compelling evidence focused on a single supporting point?
Is the opposing point of view presented and convincingly refuted?
Is the sentence structure varied? Is your word choice precise? Do the transitions between sentences and paragraphs help the reader’s understanding?
What techniques have you used to persuade the reader? Have you used repetition, inclusive language, or emotive words?
Does the concluding paragraph convey the value of your thesis statement and urge the reader to think or act? Have you included a clinching statement to really finish your writing?
Take another look at your thesis statement. Have you presented information that clearly supports your thesis?
Have you presented detailed, neat, and structured paragraphs that allow the reader to follow your writing in a clear and logical manner
Editing your writing
Next, proofread and correct errors in punctuation and grammar, and edit to improve style and clarity. Having a friend read your writing and help you edit with a fresh perspective. Reading your work aloud too is a great way to notice any small errors in your writing that could let you down.
Publishing your writing
Sharing your persuasive writing with the rest of the class can be both exciting and intimidating, but it is an essential part of the writing process. Learn from the experience and use any feedback gained to make your next piece of writing even better.