On Establishing the Writer's Credibility in Persuasive Writing

Yuru Shen
2014 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Persuasive writing, also known as creative writing, or an argument, or "an essay that offers and supports an opinion," is one of the most frequently used writing types in our life and work. It usually begins with "identity" between the writer and the audience and ends in the audience's changing their mind or bringing their viewpoints closer to the writer's. Whether a piece of writing is persuasive or not depends on a variety of factors, but the writer's credibility is a very important factor
more » ... important factor that cannot be ignored. So this essay will mainly discuss how a writer's credibility contributes to the persuasiveness of his/her writing and how to establish his/her credibility.
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