Ideas for topics
Submitted by: Barbara D. Martin
1. Why one vacation spot is better than another
2. Letter to a friend persuading him/her not to use drugs.
3. Letter of recommendation
4. Letter to a character in a book persuading him/her to make another decision or take a different course of action.
5. Letter to a parent requesting permission to do something (or give a certain gift for birthday).
6. Letter to the editor addressing an environmental issue
Persuasive Essay Topics from Jennifer
· Why is homework important or not important?
· Should school require students to wear uniforms?
· Should kids between the ages of ten and thirteen be dropped off at the mall without adult supervision?
· Should skateboards be allowed on sidewalks?
· Should animals be used for scientific experimentation?
· whether the Blair Witch Project was real/not real
· why we should have a real tree instead of an artificial (or vice versa)
· Why I should get lots of presents this year.
· And yes, why we should all watch Pokemon.
· Why my team is the best team (any sport)
· Why you should join this sport.
· Why you should/should not watch a particular tv show.
· Why you should/should not trade Pokemon cards!
· Why we should have more choices in the hot lunch program.
· Why we should be able to sit where we want.
· Why band and choir are good choices to make.
· school boards considering banning the Harry Potter books
· Why we should have a 4 day weekend
· Why we should not get homework
· Why I should get $10 a week pocket money
· Why I should win an award
· school uniforms
· Whether Pokemon cards should be allowed in school.
· Television is better than books.
· Girls have it better than boys.
· Cats make better pets than dogs.
· Animals should not be kept in cages.
· Computers should replace teachers.
· School should be two hours longer.
· Beauty is only skin deep.
· The Olympics are a waste of money
· Letters to Santa are always good for this time of year.
· A letter to Santa persuading him to lose weight!