Funny Persuasive Essay Topics For High School

A List Of Funny Persuasive Essay Topics For Middle School


A persuasive essay is a type of writing whereby the author attempts to persuade or convince the reader to adopt his point of view. On the other hand a funny persuasive essay gives color to the discourse and it has an unparalleled effect. The value of the author’s words is coupled with the element of fun. It evokes a light-hearted response from the reader right from the beginning. While every gesture and tone forecasts the results with the reader, the overall pleasure and anticipation is derived from the funny topic you select. Here is a list of funny persuasive essay topics for middle school to consider.

  1. Persuade the reader that the term ‘little person’ is not as offensive as ‘midget’ or ‘dwarf’.
  2. Convince your teacher why teachers should also be required to dress in uniform when coming to school.
  3. Persuade the reader that laying blame on the horoscope whenever bad events occur helps.
  4. Convince the audience that women are more likely to be cheated than men.
  5. Persuade the reader that exam grades do not matter.
  6. Write a letter to convince your parents that playing video games help to increase your IQ.
  7. Persuade the reader that being nice and humble to others makes you vulnerable to bullying.
  8. Convince the audience that bullying among girls is emotionally destructive while bullying among boys makes boys tougher.
  9. Convince the reader that it is not a crime to steal food to feed your starving family.
  10. Persuade the audience that boys actually gossip more than the girls.
  11. Convince the reader why the legal drinking age is supposed to be lowered.
  12. Write a persuasive essay about how to convince another person to assume responsibility or blame for your mistakes.
  13. Write about how to persuade you parents to buy you a favorite toy without having to work for it.
  14. Write about how to persuade your parents to hand you the TV remote.
  15. Convince the audience why boys should also be allowed to wear skirts.
  16. Convince someone that limiting choices or alternatives makes it easier to arrive at a decision.
  17. Persuade someone that vegetarians do not actually like animals.
  18. Convince the audience that men are actually superior and smarter than women.
  19. Persuade the reader that cats are good pets for girls while dogs are suitable for boys.
  20. Convince the school principal that the school week should be shortened.

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? A healthy dose of humor is pretty hard to resist. These funny persuasive prompts will help you practice writing to convince, but instead of dull, ordinary topics, each one is laced with a touch of silliness!

1. It’s a Cover Up

As a citizen of your town, you want to convince the city council that pets should wear clothing. At their next meeting, you will have the chance to state your case. Prepare an explanation telling why animals want to dress up, why the public wants pets to wear clothes, and what sorts of outfits pets might wear for different occasions or in various settings.

2. Dragon’s Lair

A dragon has made a nest in a large tree in your backyard, and the two of you have just started becoming friends. How will you persuade your parents to let it stay?

3. Extreme Sports

The Summer Olympics feature core sports such as archery, beach volleyball, and gymnastics, but there are always new events that ask to be included in the program. Invent a crazy new summer sport you would like to add to the Summer Olympics, such as underwater boxing, parachute biking, or camel wrestling. Write a letter to the International Olympic Committee in which you describe your sporting event and persuade them to consider adding it as an event in the 2024 Summer Games.

For extra fun, ask a parent for permission to use the Letter Generator at ReadWriteThink.org.

4. Go, Granny, Go!

While on vacation with your grandparents in Hawaii, you see an advertisement offering a 2-for-1 deal on a snorkeling or parasailing excursion. Make a list of reasons why your elderly grandma should do one of these activities with you.

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