We all like to win arguments, don’t we? Especially ones where we know that the other side is wrong and have sufficient evidence to prove it. Well, argumentative essay writing may just be your chance to shine when it comes to articulating yourself and conveying your opinion to people. You can finally fight fire with fire in a calm and rational way, along with improving your writing and comprehension skills. You will surely get several school projects like this, and since this is also somewhat like informative essay writing, you may need a few tips to help you out along the way. That’s what I’m here for; take a look!
Social issues might be fun?
Quite obviously, this is one of the most talked about things out there, so naturally it will pique the interest of your reader really easily. It will make them want to read and see your perspective on things. But topics like this can be slightly controversial, so make sure you don’t say something too biased. Give your opinion in a respectful and logical way, so that you can easily get your point across without really offending anyone. Social issues can include topics like feminism and racism, things that have been around and debated upon for the longest time.
- Make sure your topic is something you can talk about without offending anyone. Don’t be biased
- Pick something fresh, something that people are still talking about so it gets easier to relate to them and write original content based off of your own opinion on the topic
It could even be a question
An example of an essay like this could be “Is Climate Change Really Caused by Humans?” A topic like this requires research and knowledge, you will have to go through several different resources to provide evidence for your stance and provide concrete evidence, or your argument will seem weak and would not appeal to the reader. Get a ton of information together and compile it in an organized way, make sure wherever you get your information from is authentic. Topics like this are not only fairly easy to write about, they also create awareness about things that need more attention than they are getting.
- Do your research. This is something you need solid facts and figures for.
- Make sure the sources you use are authentic, and make sure to use multiple ones.
There are always eyes on you
Some topics are subjective but also not too serious. These are the somewhat safe ones that you can write one without stirring up too much controversy or offending someone. An example of such a topic would be “Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?” A lot of people might think they’re necessary, while others might see them as something that keeps them from being their true selves in public places and such. It’s something everyone can have their own opinion on, but that opinion most likely will not be strong enough that if someone disagrees, they would be offended, while at the same time, it’s interesting enough that people would want to know what you wrote to get your take on the matter.
- Topics like this are safe due to being not too controversial but at the same time, interesting enough that you’d want to read about them
- You can give your own opinion freely
How have we grown?
Might be a fun thing to tackle, talking about how the children of today are different from how we used to be years ago. This is a fun little argument that people do take sides on but aren’t too serious about, so this is another fairly safe topic that could actually be reflective and fun to write on. You could give opinions based off your own experiences as well as use statistics to bring attention to certain things. Them most major debate these days is between 90s and 2000s babies, so that is a potential topic for you to write on as well. Use pop culture and clothing styles in this one, compare the different lifestyles of the kids back then and the kids now. It will be interesting for both generations to learn about each other and see life from the other’s perspective, maybe even try to experience it a little bit?
- You could make it a kids vs adults debate if you want, without being too biased and helping each understand the other better
- This essay could also have a different approach, for example, comparing kids from two different decades, as mentioned above.
The age-old question from every parent
Do you really think that video games and tv shows can affect a child’s behavior? For ages now, parents have had a problem with their kids watching too much television or playing violent video games. This one also requires a lot of research and you would have to state a lot of facts and figures to make people see things from your perspective. Whatever side of the argument you may be on, try to make them understand it by not being completely dismissive of the opposing side. Have a strategic and smart approach to this and you should end up with a pretty decent essay.
- Do your research
- Provide statistics and evidences
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elijah Gabrielson has a master’s degree in Linguistics from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Illinois. He likes to do Eazyresearch to find topics he could potentially write about due to his passion for writing which began at a very young age. Since then he has only grown and is now a lecturer at the same university he graduated from. In his free time, he likes to bake and do gardening