Methodology of Persuasion: A Process-Based Approach to Persuasive Writing

13 Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 145 (2007).

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Cara Cunningham Warren

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Michelle L Richards

University of Detroit Mercy - School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cunningham Warren, Cara and Richards, Michelle L, Methodology of Persuasion: A Process-Based Approach to Persuasive Writing (2007). 13 Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 145 (2007).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2486101

Cara Cunningham Warren (Contact Author)

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ( email )

651 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

Michelle L Richards

University of Detroit Mercy - School of Law ( email )

651 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

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