Methodology of Persuasion: A Process-Based Approach to Persuasive Writing
13 Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 145 (2007).
40 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2014 Last revised: 16 Apr 2018
Date Written: 2007
Persuasive writing is an important and fundamental lawyering skill. It is included in most first-year writing programs, and there is a substantial body of scholarship devoted to the subject. Despite our collective experience, however, persuasive writing remains a challenge to teach. The piece presents a process for creating and drafting persuasive arguments and statement of fact sections. The method is intended to break down the mystery of persuasive writing and to provide students concrete steps to follow.
Keywords: Persuasive writing, arguments, statement of facts, process, method
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