This is a short refresher to help students write a 5-paragraph persuasive essay. It takes them step-by-step through the writing process, and reminds them of some of the things they already learned, but sometimes forget. A graphic organizer and checklist is embedded in the document. There is also a 4-point rubric that can be used for grading. The rubric is on a separate page, so you can print the guide without it if you have a different method of grading, or the rubric can be printed alone and used for other persuasive writing assignments.