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Looking to jump-start your powers of persuasion? Use these tips to help you find and examine a topic you're passionate about.

Ideas and Techniques

Art Response
See what bubbles up with art that asks you to question your attitudes and views.

Point-of-View Pictures
Step out of your standpoint and imagine the concerns, arguments, and beliefs of others.

20 Issues
Investigate a selection of hot topics to heat you up.

Where to Find Ideas
Learn what others are saying before you take a stand.

Anticipate Your Opponent (PDF)
Find the loopholes in your argument before anyone else can.

Featured Author

“Once I find a topic, I look for quotes, humor, and sources to back up my opinion and then I organize my thoughts from there .”
—Brian White
Read Brian's award winning essay, "The Answer to Stress."

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