How do I write a persuasive essay?

I have to write an argument essay on a controversial topic. I need to find out about the pros and cons of my topic. And actually, I need help choosing a topic too! Please help!


Dear YCCC Student,

We have lots of resources to help you get started on your persuasive essay.

You might like to start your research with the Library's Controversial Topics subject guide.  Here, you'll find tips on choosing a topic, recommended databases for finding good magazine and newspaper articles online, plus recommended websites that we evaluated for you.

A good resource for learning how to write your persausive essay comes from the YCCC Learning Center.  They have a great handout called Tips for Writing the Persuasive Essay.  The handout teaches you how to craft your thesis statement and how to develop your argument.

Don't forget that the Writing Tutor is available to help you edit your paper and the librarians are happy to work with you on your bibliography.

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Good luck!

The YCCC Library and Learning Center

  • Last Updated Jan 17, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Tatnall

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