When I taught 3rd grade, I taught the students how to write persuasive papers by using a method called "Four Square Writing". We would fold our papers into four squares and write an outline. The thesis is in the middle and the first three squares contain different statements to support the thesis, and the last square holds the conclusion.
You can see how this would easily flesh out into a nice persuasive paper. I recently tried my hand at the 4 square writing process again, and I think it turned out pretty well:
I'm sure you'll agree that there aren't any holes in this argument, and so if you happen to find yourself in the "bad human being" category, the only way to redeem yourself is to buy the Lower Lights album here. And I'll never tell anyone about how much you used to smell. It'll be our special deal.
And if I haven't convinced you yet (unlikely), here is the latest video Jed made. It is almost as good as my 4 square.