Persuasive Topics - Choosing a Topic Choosing a topic is...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Choosing a Topic Choosing a topic is oftentimes the hardest part of writing a paper. Remember, your purpose is to use information you gather to persuade someone to agree with you about something. Do you have a strong opinion about something? Have you argued with someone about something or read about anything in the news that you either agreed with or disagreed with? List a topic that you have heard people disagree about recently. Write the topic, the controversy, and your opinion below: Topic: Controversy: Opinion: Another approach is to think of a subject you already know more about or something you're already interested in , such as something you've learned at school, a hobby, sports, friendships or everyday life. Is there anything controversial about the topic? Is there anything unfair about the subject? Are there any laws or rules that are unfair or controversial about the topic? Interest: Controversy: Opinion: Another way to find a topic is to research something you've always wanted to know more about but didn't have the time to find out about. Are there any controversies or problems you can find out about this topic? Do you have an opinion about it? Curiosity: Controversy: Opinion: A last way to think of a topic is to list your favorite things . Choose one and develop it into a research idea. Is there anything controversial about it? Why do you like it? Why don't other people like it? Favorite thing: Controversy: Opinion: Once you've chosen your topic, be ready to be flexible. Once you've started researching your topic, you may change your opinion, and that's ok. Sometimes we need to get the facts in order to have a good opinion. But remember, you must really believe in what you're talking about in order to have a good persuasive paper or speech. Copyright 2001-2004 Susan O'Neil Last updated 1/27/2005
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Persuasive Topics Adoption o Should interracial adoption be allowed?
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

Persuasive Topics - Choosing a Topic Choosing a topic is...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online