To persuade someone you will need strong facts, opinions of authorities and the main task is not to leave anything for doubts of your reader. All the sources should be reliable, valid, and up-to-date. As argumentative essay topics are always elaborated from current social interests and usually discussed in the political debates in the media. The topic itself can be also ethical, religious, social or political in nature. Your task is to challenge the audience to re-examine the values by altering deeply held principles providing new evidence and points of view.
In an attempt to improve highway safety, Prunty County last year lowered its speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour on all county highways. But this effort has failed: the number of accidents has not decreased, and, based on reports by the highway patrol, many drivers are exceeding the speed limit. Prunty County should instead undertake the same kind of road improvement project that Butler County completed five years ago: increasing lane widths, resurfacing rough highways, and improving visibility at dangerous intersections. Today, major Butler County roads still have a 55 mph speed limit, yet there were 25 percent fewer reported accidents in Butler County this past year than there were five years ago.