It is your essay’s foundation, and everything else you will say in the essay rests on it.
This is not the time to be wishy-washy or half-hearted; you must take an active, bold stance on the issue of your choice.
Each separate point you make in defence of your thesis should be contained in a body paragraph of its own, and any facts, examples, stats, or quotes backing up that point included in the same paragraph.
Take the time to fully examine each of your points and their meaning.
A persuasive essay is an important tool in an Australian student’s repertoire.
It will be useful not only for your assignments, but sets a good foundation for your life outside of high school, VET, or university as well, when you may have to negotiate with bosses, persuade customers to purchase your amazing goods, or even calm down an upset child.
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.