Good Persuasive Writing Topics for Middle School

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

Persuasive topics for writing can be hard to brainstorm, but you aren't without help. Use this article to eliminate some of the stress of coming up with an idea for an essay.

Second Languages

As the world continues to merge together thanks to the globalizing power of the internet, many businesses find it to be an advantage to hire people who can speak multiple languages. What do you think of mandatory classes in your grade for learning another language? What should be the choices among languages, and why should some be left off the list?


This is a controversial topic all across the globe. Should those who are suffering be given the right to end their own lives? If this were signed into law, how would the decisions be made, and to what degree would someone have to be in pain in order for them to be considered eligible? How would family members' feelings factor into play? If you believe that euthanasia should remain illegal, how would you defend your position?

Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) in sports is regulated differently in each league. What is your personal take on the use of these substances? Should athletes be allowed to take them, and does the increased performance from PED make a sport more exciting?

School Newspapers

Newspapers are decreasing in circulation thanks to the rise of digital media. With this in mind, should your school have a weekly or monthly newspaper? Would it be worth the cost of ink and paper supplies to distribute a print version, or would a digital format be the way to go?

Persuasive Writing Help's Persuasive Texts and Persuasive Writing Strategies chapters can help you strengthen your persuasive writing skills once you've decided on an issue to write about. These chapters have short, fun video lessons along with lesson transcripts that can be viewed on computers as well as mobile devices.

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