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A list of persuasive essay topics for middle school:


General Information:


A persuasive essay is an essay in which is used to help convince the entire audience about a particular idea or focus, that you believe in. A persuasive essay can be based on anything about which you may have an opinion. And whether you are arguing for something or against something, it still counts as being a persuasive essay. This type of essay teaches a basic skill that everyone should know, and that everyone should be good at.

How to complete the process of writing a Persuasive Essay:


When faced with a persuasive essay in middle school you need to be sure to give yourself enough time, and to brainstorm. Next you need to create an introduction, start with an amazing hook and do not slack on your thesis statement. Then you need to create the structure of each of the paragraph within the body of the essay. Each body paragraph is where you mention a point and provide research, statistics and more to prove and go along with whatever you are saying. The more credible sources and information you found to go along with your point of view then the higher the odds are that you are winning over your entire audience to agree with you as well. In the end of your persuasive essay, use the last sentence of each body paragraph to transition the next one, and write in conclusion at the very end of the essay. It is here where you should restate each of your main points and end the whole paper with a very alluring thought.

Helpful tip:


If desired you could add what is known as a rebuttal where you mention something someone would say to go against your point of view and you prove him or her wrong. This tactic is not normally required but it strengthens the entire essay. Before turning any assignment in, especially a paper, you should always proofread it and edit it.

Some great ideas that can be used as topics include:


  • Should students have to wear uniforms to school?
  • Should students be allowed to have cell phones in elementary and high schools?
  • Should college athletes be paid for playing?
  • Should students be paid for having good grades?
  • Should marijuana be legal for medicinal purposes?
  • Should the voting age be lowered to thirteen?
  • Should girls be allowed to play on boys’ sports teams?
  • Should gay marriages be illegal?
  • Should students be able to eat during class?
  • And more…