It must be an essay devoted to the in favour of a particular topic.
However, a persuasive essay has a wider range of resources available, as its only goal is to persuade the reader of the thesis.
Do some research about your topics and find out which one inspires you the most.
Once you’ve made your thesis statement you can continue onward and write the body of your essay. It’s where you do the actual persuading to convince people to believe in your thesis.
You may have also heard of argumentative essays and wonder what the difference is from a persuasive essay.
Simply put, an argumentative essay must be based on cold hard facts which have been researched and are verifiable.
You will also need to consider what someone who disagreed with your thesis might say in response and try to counteract their argument before they can make it.
If appropriate, it may well be worth conceding to, or finding common ground with, any opponents.
You should have at least three paragraphs’ worth of evidence for your argument, and if you do not, it’s likely that your thesis isn’t strong enough.
If that’s the case, take a step back, and come up with ideas for a statement you feel strongly about, and take your topic from there.