Interesting And Unique Persuasive Essay Topics For Students

The key to writing a great persuasive essay is selecting an interesting and unique topic. Sometimes you are lucky enough to be given a list of topics from your instructor, but most of the time you need to develop a topic of your own – an exercise that doesn’t come easy for most. So, we’ve created this list of topics for you to choose from:

  1. Do you think it is a better idea to require students to wear school uniforms? Do you think younger or older students benefit the most from this policy?
  2. Should schools allow fast food chains such as McDonald’s or Burger King to open up locations within campuses to provide students wider choices?
  3. Should females be allowed to participate in male sports at the junior high or high school level? What are the risks that have prevented co-ed play thus far?
  4. Should high school aged students be required to complete 6 months of community service before being allowed to graduate?
  5. Do you think there should be stricter testing policies before students are given the chance to graduate or attend graduation services?
  6. Do you think students should be allowed to carry cell phones as early as in middle school? If not, what should the punishment be for breaking this rule?
  7. Do you think schools should have stricter policies regarding eligibility for their athletes? Should they meet certain grade criteria or be in the honor roll?
  8. Should parents be given more power when it comes to developing or agreeing on a school’s curriculum? How much influence should they have?
  9. Should students be given notebooks or computer tablets in lieu of textbooks? Do you think the use of technology is an effective form of education?
  10. Do you think legislation allowing health centers or school nursing offices to provide teenage girls with birth control without the permission of their parents?
  11. Do you believe it’s a good idea to allow students a private time to privately pray during school hours? What are the apparent dangers of this?
  12. Do you believe an effective form of raising funds for school programs is to sell sweets or sugary products in the community? What positive or negative message does this send?
  13. Do you think we’ve reached a time in society where it is okay to allow cursing in all television programming, even during peak hours where children watch?