The good news is the essay will always be about the same - analyzing a persuasive essay. The question goes something like this: As you read the passage below, consider how [the author] uses
- evidence, such as facts or examples, to support claims.
- reasoning to develop ideas and to connect claims and evidence.
- stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed.
The analysis is the most important part. You can consider the use of persuasive appeals - ethos, pathos, logos, bandwagon and rhetorical language - rhetorical questions, aphorisms, repetition, etc.