Persuasive Terms

Persuasive Terms

Persuasive Terms and Definitions

Copy down the terms and definitions that are used when discussing a persuasive argument.

Issue – a problem that is discussed or argued about

Position -- an opinion on a specific subject or issue (for or against)

Convince – to make someone feel certain that something is true

Persuade – to make someone decide to do something

Know your audience – Who am I speaking or writing to?

Evidence – to show something is true

Counterargument – an opposing argument. Bring up something the other side might be thinking, and give them a related reason to stick to your side

Call to Action Tell the reader or listener exactly what you want them to do

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