Persuasive writing uses logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another. The argument must always use sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, using examples, and quoting experts. As the free graphic organizer template suggests, many professional persuasive essays have these three parts, but they might be mixed around or woven together more creatively. Use EdrawMax Online to create a graphic organizer chart. It should be noted here that the basic structural persuasive essay outline is, indeed, five paragraphs. It can be more, of course, and often will be, as you should try to keep each point supporting your main argument, or thesis, to one paragraph.