Persuasive Essay Topics

 

Are you ready to persuade the reader of your essay but don’t know what to write about?

First of all let’s define what a good persuasive topic is. Any issue that has advantages and disadvantages can work for your topic. You need to consider the fact that you will need to present your own viewpoint on a certain issue and in order to make it look persuasive you will need to back it up with some well-reasoned arguments, incontestable facts, examples from history, statistics in other words, anything that can convince the reader in your point of view.

Your topic should be of great interest to you and to your reader so try to pick something that is up to date. Pick up the latest newspaper and you might find a hot issue there which can be perfectly used for your persuasive essay idea and later – for the source of your back up data.

Don’t be afraid to express your opinion. Without any aggression of course. The point of writing a persuasive essay is to practice in your skills of analyzing, convincing, showing your ideas so that the audience will take your side. In the conclusion make your reader agree with you.

The art of persuasion requires hard work and if you are lazy with your facts the reader won’t be convinced. Now that you have an idea of what a persuasive essay is, you can pick one topic that is the most appealing to you and start gathering data to have some good evidence for your viewpoint. You can also look through the list of some good persuasive topics below.

  • Is coffee bad for your health?
  • Is newspaper reading becoming out fashioned with the advent of television and Internet?
  • Should etiquette be taught in schools?
  • Should students learn about world religions in public schools?
  • Is safety more important than privacy?
  • Is medical testing on animals immoral?
  • Should all students study abroad?
  • Emigration and immigration. Realistic limits or openness toward people in need?
  • Should children who commit violent crimes be tried as adults?
  • Should human cloning be legalized?
  • Is death penalty inhuman?
  • Should stem cell research be expanded?
  • Are race relations getting better or worse?
  • Censorship. Should parents censor textbooks and other literature for children in schools?
  • Marijuana legalization: Should the federal government legalize the use of marijuana?
  • Can terrorism ever be justified?
  • Is media promoting materialism?
  • Does participating in team sports help to develop good character?
  • Should the primary mission of colleges and universities be preparing students for the workforce?
  • Should we ban the keeping of animals in zoos?
  • Can the assassination of a dictator be justified?
  • Should mothers stay at home to raise their children?
  • Should Physical Education in schools be compulsory?
  • Should governments censor material on the World Wide Web?
  • Should we ban the keeping of animals in circuses?
  • Should hunting be made illegal?
  • Should all citizens be covered by health insurance?
  • Is there an alternative for prison?
  • Could nuclear power be the answer to the energy crisis?
  • Why society needs heroes?

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