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Choosing Catchy Argumentative Essay Topics For Middle School

When people hear the term ‘catchy, many different ideas can come to mind. For some this means ‘funny’ and anything with that term attached is expected to induce laughter. For others it may mean ‘risque’ so that the reader is intended to feel a tiny bit embarrassed. Yet others may think it means ‘alliterative’ and expect a play on words.

The truth is that it can mean any and all of those things. When it comes to argumentative essays, if you want to choose a catchy topic, the following steps can be extremely helpful:

  • Know what your readers are interested in
  • If you have an older audience, you will find that references to pop culture trends may not be easily identified and therefore fall flat. Similarly, if your audience is too young, certain historical references will be unremarkable to them.

  • Know when to toe the line
  • In middle school you will find that you are only given so much leeway in the creation of your essay. If you choose something that has the potential to offend, you may lose marks even if your paper is exceptionally well written.

  • Think about what others have written extensively in the past
  • Something can only be reproduced so many times before it stops being catchy. If many people have tried a topic before you, it is important that you try something else. There are too many ideas that you can look into for you to pigeon hole yourself unnecessarily.

With this in mind, here are some ideas that you can play around with:

  1. Cheer-leading vs Gymnastics: Which is the better sport?
  2. Traveling the World: How visiting other countries can broaden your horizons
  3. Pet Owner Potential: Should some people be kept away from animals?
  4. Is exercise really important for healthy weight loss?
  5. Can peer pressure be use to make positive changes in teens lives?
  6. How young is too young for cosmetic surgery?
  7. Should babies be taught multiple languages?
  8. Can criminal tendencies be detected from childhood?
  9. Does sharing clothing encourage bonding between siblings?
  10. Should more kids be given opportunities to get involved in coding?
  11. Should socially responsible activities be mandatory for teens?
  12. Should non violent drug offenses result in jail time?

These topics are different in many ways and you can expand on them or simplify them until they match your personality more closely. Having done that, you can try them out for practice.

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