One of the most common writing modes is called persuasive or opinion writing. Here the author tries to convince the reader to adopt the author’s point of view through the use of reasoning and well-organized data. Common forms of this type of writing include editorials, essays, reviews and even letters of recommendation. Expertise in this form of writing requires students to research, organize and develop clear arguments. Below are free persuasive writing worksheets that you may download and print for home or classroom use. Click on the title to view the details. Check out all of our writing prompts .