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Persuasive Essay Examples

Sujata Iyer Mar 2, 2019
A persuasive essay is one of the most challenging types of essays. This is because you need to get your point across to the reader within a particular word limit and probably without you being present there for justification. Here are some tips on how to write one along with some topics.
Writing an essay may be easy for some people. But it can be really difficult for those are not accustomed to frequent writing. Writing is all about communication. And persuasive writing is the best tool that you can use to get your thoughts, viewpoints and opinions about something, across to another person.
Persuasive writing is a platform where you can use your words to express passionately what you feel about something. This post will give you some good topics that you can choose from depending on what age group you belong to.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay

The main objective of writing a persuasive essay is to get your viewpoints across to the reader. Read the guidelines given here for such persuasive writing.

➤ Select a topic that you are interested in. If you don't feel like writing about something, there's no point in taking it up because you will not do it justice.
➤ Once you've chosen the topic, start reading up extensively on it. Research it thoroughly, so that you can understand what stand you want to take.

Once you have formed an opinion about the topic, writing should come easily.

The format of a persuasive essay is similar to other essays.
Remember that the introduction of your essay is the most important. If you have a strong beginning, the reader will definitely want to read further. But if it's drab and boring, then no one will want to read it.
The body is the meat of the essay. Here, you have to explain in depth and justify your stand on your topic. Use different studies, experiments, surveys, etc., for facts and figures. Remember to cite the sources so that the authenticity of these facts is established.
Write in such a way that you can substantiate your beliefs. This may even force the reader to change his mind about a certain issue.

In the conclusion, once again, put forth your point of view and summarize the entire essay. Finish it in a way that will be remembered by the reader for a long time.

Persuasive Essay Topics for Kids

Here is a list of persuasive essay topics that kids can write on.
  • Are school uniforms necessary?
  • The importance of field trips for school children.
  • How much homework is too much homework?
  • Why do children prefer television to playing out?
  • Why we like playing violent video games

Persuasive Essay Topics for Middle School

Here are some essay topics for middle school kids.
  • Should reading assignments for literature class be given on a topic of the student's choice?
  • Is never ending competition the main reason for high levels of exhaustion among students?
  • Why parents should keep an eye on what their kids surf on the Internet.
  • Why children would rather talk to their friends than to their parents.
  • You can trust us with the Internet

Persuasive Essay Topics for High School

Here is a list of good persuasive essay topics for teenagers in high school.
  • The importance of being 'popular' in high school.
  • Eating disorders among teenagers.
  • We can manage a social life along with our academics
  • Teenage pregnancy on the rise.
  • Why high school drop out rates are so high.

Persuasive Essay Topics for College

Now for some essay topics for college students.
  • Gay rights: justified or not?
  • How we, as individuals, can prevent the enormous hazards of environmental degradation.
  • Daily exercise: an attempt to free our country from obesity.
  • How weather can affect one's mood.
  • Racism: slowly eating away at humanity
These were some examples of topics for persuasive essays that you can write on. There are numerous more topics that you can come up with, to write persuasive essays. The key is to stay focused, make your point and be prepared to defend it if and when required.