Persuasive Writing Inventory
Using a six point scale, a one (1) indicates serious problems or problems; a six (6) indicates no problem or outstanding performance. A three (3) or less indicates need for attention in this area. Four (4) or more indicates satisfactory performance.  
1. A preliminary statement that summarizes the case so that the decision maker under-stands the significance of the law and facts presented.

2. A factual statement that demonstrates the inherent fairness and legal validity of the writer's position.

3. Point headings that focus the decision maker's attention on a specific legal problem in the case.

4. Arguments which demonstrate the legal bases that compel a conclusion in the client's favor.

5. Refutations of opponents' arguments that assure the decision maker that no meritorious points have been overlooked.