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20 great persuasive essay topics for students

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Writing an effective persuasive essay demonstrates a range of skills that will be of great use in nearly all aspects of life after school.

In essence, if you can influence a person to change their ideas or thoughts on a given topic though the manner in which you structure your words and thoughts you possess very powerful skill.

Be careful not to rant wildy.  Use facts and other peoples ideas who think similarly to you in your essay to strengthen your concepts.

Your biggest challenge in getting started may well be choosing a suitable persuasive essay topic.  These 25 ideas should make this process a little easier.

If you have any other suggestions please add them below.

  1. WHY ARE WE FASCINATED WITH CELEBRITIES AND WEALTHY PEOPLE ON TELEVISION AND SOCIAL MEDIA?

  2. IS IT RIGHT FOR SCHOOLS TO RAISE MONEY BY SELLING CANDY AND UNHEALTHY FOODS TO STUDENTS?

  3. SHOULD GIRLS BE ALLOWED TO PLAY ON BOYS SPORTING TEAMS?

  4. IS TEACHING HANDWRITING A WASTE OF TIME IN THIS DAY AND AGE?

  5. SHOULD THERE BE FAR GREATER RESTRICTIONS AROUND WHAT CAN BE POSTED ON THE INTERNET?

  6. SHOULD PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES HAVE TO TAKE DRUG TESTS?

  7. ARE TEENAGE PREGNANCY SHOWS A NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE INFLUENCE UPON VIEWERS?

  8. SHOULD GAMBLING BE PROMOTED IN ANY WAY IN SPORTS EVEN THOUGH IT BRINGS IN LARGE AMOUNTS OF REVENUE?

  9. SHOULD SPORTING TEAMS THAT LOSE BE REWARDED BY RECEIVING INCENTIVES SUCH AS HIGH DRAFT PICKS AND / OR FINANCIAL BENEFITS?

  10. SHOULD SHARKS THAT ATTACK PEOPLE BE DESTROYED?

  11. SHOULD WE GET INVOLVED IN FOREIGN CONFLICTS AND ISSUES THAT DON’T DIRECTLY AFFECT OUR COUNTRY?

  12. COULD VIDEO GAMES BE CONSIDERED AS A PROFESSIONAL SPORT?

  13. IF YOU WERE THE LEADER OF YOUR COUNTRY AND HAD A LARGE SURPLUS TO SPEND WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?

  14. WHEN SHOULD A PERSON BE CONSIDERED AND TREATED AS AN ADULT.

  15. SHOULD SMOKING BECOME AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY?

  16. SHOULD THE VOTING AGE BE LOWERED?

  17. DOES PROTECTIVE PADDING IN SPORT MAKE IT MORE DANGEROUS?

  18. SHOULD CELL PHONES BE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM?

  19. IS TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE A WASTE OF TIME?

  20. SHOULD WE TEACH ETIQUETTE IN SCHOOLS?