The Characteristics of a Well-Written, Five Paragraph Persuasive Composition

--A well-written persuasive composition maintains a consistent organizational structure. 
It contains an introduction that presents a clear position and the points to be developed.
It contains body paragraphs that develop the points presented in the introduction and a body paragraph that includes a rebuttal to anticipated reader's concerns and counter arguments.
It contains a conclusion that goes beyond a simple repetition of those points. 
It uses effective transitional devices to bridge ideas between sentences and paragraphs.

--A well-written persuasive composition presents a clear position with precise and pertinent ideas, details, or facts that support the position. 
The facts are accurate and the arguments are logical. 
In contrast to the general and/or vague language that is characterized by poor writing, the best compositions use concrete language that gives substance and individuality to the writing.
The writing uses language appropriate to the audience and includes persuasive writing strategies and vocabulary.

--Effective use of sentence variety is demonstrated throughout the composition. 
Sentences range from simple to complex to compound. 
The simple sentences often contain multiple nouns, verbs, and/or modifying phrases. 
Sentences begin in different ways.  Some sentences start with subject-predicate, and others begin with a subordinate clause or transitional phrase.

--The composition may contain some errors in conventions associated with first-draft writing, but these errors do not interfere with the effectiveness of the writing or with the reader’s understanding of the writing. 
If it is not a first-draft writing, there should not be any errors in conventions.