Persuasive styles of writing can be quite similar to an expository essay, but invites students to present a particular viewpoint or argument. Refer to the article on expository writing for further advice on this style of writing.
Keep in mind that you are not writing a text response essay and getting your argument across that way. You are still expected to show creativity and originality in the way you respond to the prompt. One way you can ensure your creativity is showing is by considering a structure that is creative in and of itself. Examples include taking on a character and writing:
You are by no way limited by this list though. There is also no harm in structuring your persuasive essay just like an expository essay, so long as it retains the creative style that goes hand-in-hand with expository.
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