The idea behind a persuasive essay is to use well reasoned ideas to sway the reader to take on and agree with a stance being put forward in the launching statement. Authorities are often alluded to in support of the principal argument and to offer more status.

The logical staging in the constructing of a persuasive essay is considered important, as is the use of a formal structure with sufficient verifiable evidence used to back up the points to be used.  For a persuasive essay to be credible it should indicate wide reading and the development of a debate. Facts and opinions should be carefully delineated. In the final essay, it is worth trying to suggest some ideas that are original as well and not just using quotes from others. What ever the ideas and theme, any references should have the source clearly outline.