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10 Suggestions For Choosing Rhetorical Analysis Essay TopicsĀ 

If you are tasked with writing a rhetorical analysis essay, and you need to choose a topic, below you will find ten suggestions for choosing topics:

  1. Choose something you like. Make sure you have an interest in the topic if you are able to pick a topic yourself. This will make the research and writing significantly easier.
  2. Pick something that you know already. If you already know a bit about your topic it will reduce the amount of time you have to spend conducting rudimentary research. This will prove most beneficial for you, especially if you are pressed for time.
  3. Ask your teacher or classmates for suggestions. They might have something that they wrote about previously, which they cannot cover right now, but you certainly can. They might even have something that you can revise and improve to make it unique.
  4. Ask your teacher for a list of suggestions. Your teacher might have a printable list or even be able to direct you to a website or book that contains a list of topics from which to choose.
  5. Look over your textbooks or the corresponding literature books you have for this current course and for previously related courses in search of something that you can use for your topic.
  6. Review previously written assignments that you have conducted. You might be able to find inspiration for a topic that you have written about before, or something that you wanted to further research, but were limited in your creativity previously.
  7. Run the potential topic by your teacher before you start. This will prevent you from starting on a topic that does not fit and having to turn around and start over at a later period.
  8. Read over internet forums and articles. There are many educational websites out there designed to help students. They might contain tips for rhetorical analysis papers with ideas for topics at the end, or you might luck out and find an essay which is entirely dedicated to a list of ideas that you can use as a foundation from which to select a topic that is most appropriate for your task.
  9. Attend a writing class in your school or local library to find creative inspiration for topics.
  10. Brainstorm items that you have recently read or seen on television for potential ideas.