Being able to write a five paragraph essay has become, in some states, how to determine if you can write. You will be judged on spelling, grammar, how your test set, the amount of creativity and preparation you have, and the ease with which you transmit your ideas to the person who reads it. In a persuasive essay, generally giving you a theme and your job is to convince the reader that your opinion is correct. Most of the time you will be given a theme, so to illustrate, let’s say the issue is: Should there be stricter dress codes in school?.



Take a stand. Are you for or against dress codes? No matter if you personally undecided on the issue, but if you are writing a good persuasive essay, you have to pick a side and stick to it. You can not convince someone you’re right if you yourself are not sure. As an example, let’s say we believe in dress codes. Of course, you can also personally believe and convince you otherwise.

Have a brainstorming session and reaches at least five or six good reasons why you believe in your point of view. “It’s not fair” is not a good reason, since it is an opinion and you can not hold enough. Choose the three that you think you can write better. These reasons will become the center of your essay. One reason you see how to do is “teach children to dress professionally in a work environment.”


The first paragraph begins with a good phrase, something that gets the reader want to read more. A good phrase for this particular test can be a conversation between two classmates: “Did you hear that so and so was reprimanded for showing her belly?”

Complete your first paragraph. The first paragraph should have a thesis that establishes what the theme of your essay. Your position on the issue should also be clearly written as well as the three reasons you chose in brainstorming. Do not explain your reasons, this will come later in the document.

Use paragraphs two, three and four explain the three reasons. Remember, you are writing to persuade. Personal experiences and details do wonders to prove your point. For example, you might say, “So and so went to a job interview wearing tight jeans low cut and short shirt that showed her pierced navel stared at him throughout the interview and when he left, I knew I had no chance. to get the job. Pity they do not teach how to dress professionally at school. ”

Use your last paragraph to confirm your thesis and your reasons, but you sound repetitive: change the words. End the paragraph with a closing line: “Now that you know the facts, did not dress codes seem like a great idea?”. The key is to be creative; not repeat, write convincing and can write a sensational trial.