Persuasive Essay Topic Proposal
In the coming weeks, you will research and write a persuasive essay on a topic that has importance to a specific place and issue, and you will take a position on this issue with the purpose of persuading your audience. For this discussion assignment, you will choose your persuasive essay topic. You may choose to continue writing about the work place you identified in Week 1, but you will need to narrow the general topic to include a problem that needs to be addressed, OR you may choose to write about a different place.
Choose one of the following approaches:
Your topic could build from the place or community you wrote about in your narrative essay. You will want to find a problem to address associated with that place and explore either the problems, causes, or solutions.
You may select an issue that is important to your community, city, or state. The issue you select should be important to the place and people. For example, you may want to address the causes of a specific type of problem that affects an area or a group of people where you live, or you may want to offer a solution to the problem.
beach erosion in a specific town
littering or pollution at a specific location
urban gardening in a specific city
walk ways or bike ways in a specific town
health care inequities in a specific state
organic or farm-fresh produce availability in a specific community
In your response, include the following information:
Give the topic or issue you will research.
Give the place (community, city, state) and the people affected.
Explain how the issue is problematic. Can reasonable people agree or disagree about the concern?
Explain how the issue is significant. Is the problem important enough to need further understanding?
Explain why the issue interests you personally. Do you have personal concerns