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50 Interesting Argumentative/Persuasive Essay Topics

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persuasive essay topicsWhen you almost sank into despair and nearly lost all your hope and optimism… you finally find this list of top 50 persuasive essay topics. And life becomes colorful again – you don’t need to rack your brains anymore. All you need to start a great persuasive essay is here:

Best Persuasive Essay Topics: Get Some Food for Thought

The best questions for argumentative essays have no obvious answers and always bring together some conflicting options. Here are a few examples:

  1. Does smoking help make acquaintances?
  2. Should students add their teachers as friends on Facebook?
  3. Is the first impression of a person always right?
  4. Are conflicts necessary for healthy relationships?
  5. Should lecture attendance be optional?
  6. Is business ethics an obsolete concept?
  7. Should companies try to copy what their competitors do?
  8. Can businesses learn from their customers’ complaints?
  9. Should all energy drinks be banned?
  10. Is China a new superpower?

Easy Persuasive Essay Topics: Keep Them Simple

Stop racking your brains trying to use one of the classical topics for persuasive writing, such as abortion, euthanasia or gun control. Good debate topics can be much easier to write for and more optimistic:

  1. Should employees be allowed to use social media sites at work?
  2. Should companies send ‘happy birthday’ messages to clients?
  3. Would Shakespeare’s plays be more interesting if shortened?
  4. Should internet slang, like ‘LOL’ and ‘IMHO’ be included in dictionaries?
  5. Does the English language need to be simpler?
  6. Should kids be allowed to draw on walls?
  7. Do modern schools depend too much on technology?
  8. Do online students have better chances to cheat?
  9. Should hospitals use placebo treatments?
  10. Do innovations really make us lazier?

Amazing Topics for Persuasive Essays: Get Inspired

The easiest way to write an A+ persuasive paper is to choose a topic that truly interests you:

  1. Can college athletes be smart?
  2. Should students have profiles on all major social networks?
  3. Should people abandon cash and use plastic cards only?
  4. Should countries have ‘1 car per family’ policies?
  5. Should we preserve old buildings as historical monuments?
  6. Are some TV ads objects of art?
  7. Is music in shopping malls harmful to employees’ wellbeing?
  8. Can listening to favorite music heal?
  9. Should journalists who distort the truth to make the news more sensational be punished?
  10. Should all TV channels have censorship?

Funny Persuasive Essay Topics: Have Fun!

Are you still here? Everything is clear. You’re probably looking for something special, like these topics:

  1. Do SOPA and PIPA make pirates more skillful?
  2. Is negative PR the secret behind Justin Bieber’s success?
  3. Should Wikipedia give diplomas to their most faithful readers?
  4. Can diamonds be girls’ best friends?
  5. Is the way to a man’s heart through his stomach?
  6. Should couples live together before marriage?
  7. Should parents tell their kids stories about birds and bees?
  8. Can virtual reality be dangerous for kids?
  9. Can we call any war ‘a peacemaking operation’?
  10. Is too much political correctness making communication more confusing?

Great Ideas for Persuasive Essays: Check Them All!

Still curious? Ok, here are 10 more amazing ideas, which surely won’t leave you indifferent:

  1. Are early marriages more likely to end in divorces?
  2. Do elderly people receive better care in retirement homes than with family members?
  3. Should hyperactive kids receive treatment?
  4. Should mind reading during poker games be banned?
  5. Should parents pass tests before homeschooling their kids?
  6. Should parents lie to their kids about Santa Claus?
  7. Does Beavis and Butthead have a negative impact on youth?
  8. Is it fair to use the results of standardized tests to define schools’ budgets?
  9. Are optimism and success infectious?
  10. Is the Bermuda triangle a creation of our imagination?

Wow – you’ve read them all! You are a real gourmet when it comes to persuasive essay topics. And that’s great! Because it’s a proven recipe for an A+ essay.
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  • Joy Healey Posted: April 26, 2013 in 5:50 pm

    Hi David

    What a fascinating range of essay topics! Almost feel like writing them myself LOL.


    • David Tucker Posted: June 11, 2013 in 2:51 pm

      Hello Joy,
      Thank you very much! :) I’m glad that you liked it:)

      • John Smith Posted: February 18, 2015 in 8:22 pm

        Hello Joy and David,
        You both look so cute together! :)

      • Gregor Posted: February 26, 2015 in 2:46 pm

        good ane u

  • Somebodi Posted: May 16, 2013 in 12:29 am

    YOU ROCK!!!

    • David Tucker Posted: May 27, 2013 in 6:02 am

      Great to hear that, Somebody:)

      Check out the 500 topics file, available at the bottom of this page!:)

      • likeness Posted: July 9, 2013 in 3:58 pm

        Hey David Tnx for ur essays n knowledge, plz I would like u to write me an argumentative essay on Teachers are better than Doctors, write in support of it. Tnx

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  • Ellen Posted: June 25, 2013 in 2:17 pm

    Hi David :)
    I got lots of information on this page. Thnx :D

  • Shafras Posted: July 28, 2013 in 7:46 am

    I really loved practicing these essays…..

    • David Tucker Posted: August 5, 2013 in 5:35 am

      Great:) Good luck with your essays:)

  • jenniferjgroff Posted: January 25, 2014 in 10:44 am

    I liked this so much……..

  • Henry Omorodion Posted: June 6, 2014 in 11:09 am

    thanks guys for the topics.quite help
    ful.Henry,in Nigeria.

  • Theophilus Addae Posted: November 5, 2014 in 6:31 pm

    Good essay topics

  • Bibhudatta Panda Posted: November 8, 2014 in 3:53 pm

    so niceeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • johnny Posted: November 17, 2014 in 7:16 pm

    get it right terio

  • Aisha saddiqa Posted: October 1, 2015 in 11:26 am

    Hi, I’m taking part in a competition and it’s based around answering this question: what topic should sociologists study for next 20 years?
    I was quite interested in a topic such as : Is technology such as phones are becoming more important than family? or is technology good for family life?

    Can you please Give me some suggestions about what should I do and how to structure my research project .

    • David Tucker Posted: October 6, 2015 in 1:52 pm

      Hello there, Aisha
      Thanks for your attention to our resource. As to you current research, it was a great choice of a topic.
      First, you will need to take a firm stand. Then, do a research to find some stats supporting your position. For example, you may want to check the amount of hours spent online by married couples or the amount of breakups because of online behavior, jealousy etc. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in live chat or even place an order.
      Good luck with your competition!

    • Elisha Posted: October 16, 2015 in 9:47 pm

      Sorry to be nosey or if this comes across cheeky but can i ask how you got on? I am currently working on a similar essay about technology. Struggling to find stats that relate to socialising/family etc. Any help much appreciated, deadline is approaching incredibly fast :(

  • Albert Joseph Posted: October 30, 2015 in 9:25 am

    It was great !!!!!!!

  • Ashtin Posted: December 2, 2015 in 3:16 pm

    I’ve read I don’t know how many websites to find an interesting topic for a persuasive speech, but nothing seems to strike me as interesting. True they are very good topics, but I just can’t decide what to do. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    • David Tucker Posted: December 3, 2015 in 7:50 am

      If you have difficulties choosing a topic, it means you take it seriously. And it’s amazing. Try to choose something that really interests you. For instance , what was the topic of your previous debate with a friend? It could be a topic for your speech, too. One more way to find a topic you need is to visit http://www.debate.org/ You’ll access hundreds of topics all in one place. Or, browse our blog for more options and topics lists. Good luck!