Good Topics for Argumentative Essays are Not Easy to Find


A good argumentative essay has a point, it has a strong reason for existing, and it seeks to challenge others and assert itself. But sometimes the hardest part is finding out the topic to write your essay on in the first place. Here’s a handy list of some things to keep in mind and to kick start that ideas process for you:

  • The Kids
  • The Internet
  • Feminism
  • Rest in Peace
  • Electricity
 
  • The Kids
  • What is it about a younger generation that makes such a difference to society? Perhaps your essay should look at the habits of tweens and teens and compare them to an older generation. Or maybe just look at new trends like “sexting” and find out more about them. Or while we’re on the subject of new words, look at the lexicon kids use and ask if these words are becoming the norm.

  • The Internet
  • What is it about the Internet that makes it so special, and dangerous? Can it be used for good? And what about our rights online? Is it ok for Facebook and Google to take our images and use them for themselves? Perhaps you could look at flimsy contracts online and question whether ticking a box online is enough.

  • Feminism
  • Such a large topic, but it can be split into nice chunks. You could look at where feminism is today compared to where it was before. Look at the new wave feminism taking over the internet, or ask whether women themselves realize what feminism has done for them. Is it dying out as a philosophy, or is it merely morphing and changing? What about male feminist and the feminists of non-white non-middle class cultures, where do they fit in and what platforms do they have?

  • Rest In Peace
  • So much to look at here from abortion to euthanasia to how long we should keep people in induced comas. Is there an afterlife? Is it all made up? What should we do with the dead? Should be burn them or bury them? Is there a better way of dealing with death, and what about grief counseling and issues of acceptance?

  • Electricity
  • Everybody needs to heat his or her house in winter and cool it down in summer, right? Everybody wants to power their fridge, and their freezer, and their oven and, well, the list goes on. But how do we do it in a clean, safe way? Is it nuclear? Are there better ways of doing that? And what about so-called clear-coals? Will wind and solar save us, or are they another pipe dream? Whatever it is, find out and get writing.

Posted by November 23rd, 2016