Technical and argumentative essay questions

  1. Why is understanding the fundamentals of persuasion and argumentation necessary in technical writing?
  2.  In analyzing the audience for a persuasive document, what broader goals is the write hoping  to achieve?
  3.  In planning a persuasive document, what constraints must the writer consider? Please be precise.
  4.  What are the elements of a persuasive argument? Briefly explain each.
  5.  A successful persuasive document must avoid logical fallacies, name them.
  6.  What is persona? What characteristics would help a writer to demonstrate, as well as establish, an attractive persona to his or her audience when preparing a persuasive document?
  7.  What are the elements of a coherent paragraph?