Answered By: Ellen Dambrosio Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016 Views: 171
You are best picking something of interest to you. Chances are if YOU are interested in the topic, other college students will be, too. Also, avoid those huge topics with no chance of changing someone's mind in seven minutes. You know, the biggies like abortion and gun control. You need to choose a topic where you have a reasonable chance of talking someone into something. Below are a few ideas off the top of my own head, though I should note these represent MY interests. Come into the library and talk to another librarian if you need to brainstorm some more.
banning cigarettes on campus
stop drinking energy drinks like Rock Star
eating breakfast every day
exercise for 20 minutes every day
learn a foreign language
take a particular class (like the library research class or an art class)
support local music scene
ride a bike for trips less than 3 miles
Also take a look at our Speech Research Basics: Pick a Topic research guide for more persuasive essay topics.