Persuasive Essays Are Bad Assignments



There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an
English class. Persuasive essays definitely do not need to be a
requirement for high school students.
The definition of “persuade” in Webster's New College Dictionary
is: To induce one to believe or do something; to argue into an opinion or
procedure; to plead with, urge. I have always thought that someone who let
his own opinion be changed by someone else is a person who lacks a strong
will. I understand that some people have a certain talent for convincing
other people, but I personally would not change my mind about a subject
unless I was unsure about that subject in the first place.

I became aware of ...

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to write persuasive essays, what kind of example would I
be? I was convinced that I was not going to do this paper, but in a
showing of my own lack of will, I was bribed into writing this essay. (I
find myself getting bribed into doing a lot of schoolwork these days.) I
realize that teachers would be angry about this somewhat counterproductive
essay, but nevertheless students should refuse to write persuasive essays
unless their own will convinces them to do so.

People of my age do not really have many reasons to complain. Most
persuasive essays written by adolescents are fluff in the eyes of authority
anyway. Sure, you could write a persuasive essay about plenty of subjects.
For example, “Kids should be allowed to skateboard anywhere they want.”
It's a perfectly fine essay for someone who really cares about it. The
problem is that most of the authorities who would decide where a youth
could skateboard feel that skateboarding is useless. Adults have a
tendency to look ...

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weed, preferably in front of adults, and do it all legally. The
driving privilege would seem to be a good thing to write about, but how
many adults wake up in the morning excited because they get to drive to
work? Increasing your curfew would be a good thing to convince your
parents to do. So why write a paper about it, then hand the paper to your
English teacher? It does not make sense to write persuasive essays.

Aside from being senseless, writing persuasive essays can be
strenuous on students and teachers. Essays have to be written in a certain
way, but this can be a problem for people who are nonconformists. (On the
other hand, not being able to wear a dog collar to ...

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