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Top 50 Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics

If you are set a persuasive essay your teacher has a certain expectation. What he/she expects to read is a piece of work in which you utilize reasoning and logical analysis to present a specific point of view. It is important to not get bogged down in presenting various sides of an argument (that is an argumentative essay!) A persuasive essay presents an idea that is more legitimate than other ideas/options. The take away and sign of success for this academic assignment is that the reader is persuaded to adopt the view you present. It is therefore important to choose a subject you have strong ideas about.

  1. Americans are horrified at having to choose between a woman and a billionaire as the next president
  2. The advantages of a university career
  3. Duty: moral, social, civil
  4. How to evaluate the educational value of sports
  5. Higher education as a preparation for life
  6. Agriculture and its problems
  7. Charity begins at home
  8. The function of a university
  9. There is need for stricter gun control
  10. The probable secret of success
  11. Teachers should not be Facebook friends with their students
  12. e-Books will never totally replace printed works
  13. Euthanasia should be allowed
  14. All US students should study Spanish
  15. Humor is the best way to deal with stress
  16. Transhumanism is the future
  17. Individual growth matters in a romantic relationship
  18. People should connect more with nature
  19. Listening to music is a great way to find inspiration
  20. Linux will replace Windows NT as the server OS of choice
  21. Nothing is impossible with determination
  22. We need to protect the marine environment and its food supply
  23. Society is too dependent on technology
  24. The minimum wage creates fewer job opportunities and less benefits
  25. Inner beauty is more important than external beauty
  26. Children’s beauty pagaents give girls unrealistic expectations
  27. Singles should be allowed to adopt children
  28. Coding should be part of the school curriculum
  29. Advertising small print is too small
  30. Teacher assessment every 10 years should be compulsory
  31. More should be done to protect and preserve endangered animals
  32. The basics of every major religion should be taught in school
  33. The case for giving Puerto Rico state status
  34. Drunk drivers should be banned for a minimum of one year
  35. The first impression of a person is never wrong
  36. A dress code is essential at work
  37. Every Company and NGO should have a social media presence
  38. Outsourcing call centers cuts, costs AND quality of service
  39. We should listen to the oder generation more
  40. What happens in the Eurozone affects the USA
  41. Equal pay for women in sports could pave the way for equal pay in everything
  42. Companies should use more non-monetary benefits to retain employees
  43. Shakespeare is the greatest ever writer in the English language
  44. Flying the Confederate Flag should be outlawed
  45. Historical revisionism is a despicable practice
  46. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor changed the world history
  47. The internet gives us distorted views of the truth
  48. It is unwise to share too much information on Facebook for so many reasons
  49. Gap year graduates are more employable
  50. Online attraction = attraction IRL

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Lona graduated from Los Angeles City College. While being a lecturer in several high school institutions Lona founded an online educational project Tutorsclass.Read more
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