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Points: English 9 & 10 - Ms. Priester
___/25 Persuasive Essay Topics for English 10
Overview:
For our next writing assignment, you will write a paper to persuade the readers to agree with your opinion on an issue. You may write about any topic related to
the list on the back of this paper. A maximum of two students may write about the same topic, but each one must be in a different class and must take a different
position. For example, one student could be in favor of violence in sports, and another could write a paper against violence in sports. Be prepared to use a
variety of reasons and evidence to support your opinion statement.

Directions:
List at least five possible topics for your essay. We will select specific topics tomorrow. Priority will be given to students to thoroughly and accurately complete
this chart.

Opinion Statement Logical Appeal Emotional Appeal Ethical Appeal


topic + position make sense tugs at hearts sense of right and wrong

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N.Priester 12/8/2009
San Pasqual Academy
English 9 & 10 - Ms. Priester
Possible Persuasive Essay Topics – English 10
• Abortion • Gun control
• Affirmative action • Homelessness
• AIDS • Homosexuality
• Alcohol & drinking • Human Rights
• Animal rights • Immigration
• Binge drinking • Nuclear proliferation
• Capital punishment • Organ & body donation
• Censorship • Pledge of Allegiance
• Child labor • Poverty
• Children's rights • Prayer in schools
• Civil rights • Racial profiling
• Creation science vs. evolution • Same sex marriage
• Drugs & drug abuse • Sweatshops
• Drunk driving • Terrorism
• Environmental protection • Tobacco
• Euthanasia & assisted suicide • Violence
• Famine • Violence in schools
• Flag burning • Welfare
• Gangs • World population
• Gender issues
• Genetic engineering
• Global warming
• Government vs. religion

Multimomah County Library: http://www.multcolib.org/homework/sochc.html - This link has more details about the topics.

N.Priester 12/8/2009