This libguide will help you locate information on researching controversial issues for writing persuasive essays or persuasive speeches.
Your purpose is to convince your reader or listener of your point of view. You may want them to change their minds on particular subject or convince them to take a course of action or accept your perspective.
Persuasive essays may also be called argumentative essays or position arguments. In a successful essay or speech, you:
You can read about argumentative essays online at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Generally, your research for a persuasive essay or speech will involve one or more of the following:
Women's rights protest in Egypt
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