This Website offers an ideal pool of 50 prompts to help you brainstorm a topic you're interested in. Topics for persuasive essays are usually controversial and sometimes hotly debated so look for one that excites your opinions.
Click on the "Topic-O-Rama" button below to jump through 50 ideas. Or else you can click the arrows to move through the ideas in order. When one of the ideas creates sparks:
- drag across it
- from the menubar, do an Edit - Copy
- click the mouse/cursor in the text field below called Your Idea List
- then do Edit - Paste from the menubar.
Note: You can also use the text field to write down your own ideas as they come to you.
When you've looked at enough ideas and feel confident that you have a good topic for a persuasive essay, click the "I'll Take my Ideas Now, Please" button. You can then print that page out for the next stages of the writing process.
You can just begin to work on writing your persuasive essay on your own, or you can try Thesis Builder to help you craft a solid thesis statement for your controversial issue essay.