Writing Better

You need to spend enough time to polish your paper. Read the entire text first, then each paragraph, and eventually focus on the sentence structure. You need to make improvements, cut unnecessary details, correct typos, and format everything appropriately. If external help is needed, you can always find assistance on the web.

18 Great Topics to Explore in an Opinion Essay

Sometimes it’s hard to get the creative juices flowing. So, to get you started, here are 18 topics to consider for your next opinion essay. Remember: the goal of an opinion essay is to persuade your readers!

  1. Is social media damaging to our personal relationships?
  2. Social media lets us connect with more people, but some believe it detracts from our real life interactions.

  3. Does travelling benefit young people?
  4. Many people go straight from high school to university, but others think travelling provides a better education.

  5. Should primary schools still teach handwriting?
  6. Since most people now only write on smartphones or laptops, do we still need to know how to write?

  7. Are high school dress codes biased against female students?
  8. Lately, students have been protesting school dress codes, claiming that they are sexist.

  9. Should soft drinks like Coke or Pepsi be sold in school vending machines?
  10. Because pop is bad for our health, some school boards want to keep it out of our schools.

  11. Should public transportation be free for city residents?
  12. Some believe that this would help decrease our carbon footprint.

  13. Should college and university be free?
  14. Many argue that education is a human right.

  15. Should sexual education be taught in school?
  16. Some families would prefer to teach sex ed. at home, others would prefer it not get taught at all.

  17. Are professional sports players’ salaries too high?
  18. Or are they not high enough, considering the lasting damage that contact sports can have on a body.

  19. Should doping be allowed in competitive sports?
  20. Is doping the next level in sports, or is it still just cheating?

  21. Does buying essays online actually help university students?
  22. Some claim it keeps students from suffering mental breakdowns, other claim it undermines the point of going to university.

  23. Are standardized tests actually a good measure of intelligence and ability?
  24. Schools still love standardized tests, despite the arguments against them.

  25. Should physical education be mandatory in high school?
  26. Many students hate gym class, others love it. Is it really necessary to teach it?

  27. Can graffiti be considered art?
  28. Fans believe that graffiti is a form creative expression and worth a second look.

  29. Does Hollywood “whitewash” its movies?
  30. Lately, many people have protested Hollywood’s use of white actors to portray people of colour.

  31. Do fraternities promote misogyny on campus?
  32. Some claim that fraternities perpetuate the sexual violence found on university campuses.

  33. Is mandatory sentencing for possession helping or hindering society?
  34. Many people now get long jail sentences for non-violent crimes such as drug possession.

  35. Should hormonal birth control be sold over the counter?
  36. Would access to birth control help prevent teen pregnancies?