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Hey, I'm currently in S5 and I've just started doing my highers. For our English portfolio, one of the things we have been asked is to provide is a discursive essay. I don't really want to do the same old topics. I wanted to bring something new to the table. What kind of topics do you think would be new and good to do. So far I have the idea of doing 'has technology ruined family life?'. Any ideas? 😕

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I did a piece on black market organ trafficking and it got 15/15, My teachers hadn't heard of many other people doing this topic (in my area at least).

EDIT = Also technology pieces can be quite overdone/typical. Not to say you can't do that topic, just be careful and write it originally and with a personal touch. Don't follow conventional technology type essay plans. Do your own thing :P
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(Original post by Emma_watson23)
Hey, I'm currently in S5 and I've just started doing my highers. For our English portfolio, one of the things we have been asked is to provide is a discursive essay. I don't really want to do the same old topics. I wanted to bring something new to the table. What kind of topics do you think would be new and good to do. So far I have the idea of doing 'has technology ruined family life?'. Any ideas? 😕Thank you in advance.
Last year, when I did Higher English, I did my persuasive piece on the topic of begging.

I think your idea does sound interesting, although you may find it is quite commonly done. The main thing when it comes to writing a persuasive essay is that you are passionate about your topic and can keep the flow of your argument going throughout the piece.

Good luck!
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I did my persuasive essay on making charity donating compulsory through introducing legislation that would deduct £1 a month from your annual wage, and then redistribute it throughout the voluntary sector of the British economy, I know nobody did this idea because I made it up . I don't know how I did on it but I did get an A for English, so maybe it might help you spark off an idea
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Last year, when I did Higher English, I did my persuasive piece on the topic of begging.

I think your idea does sound interesting, although you may find it is quite commonly done. The main thing when it comes to writing a persuasive essay is that you are passionate about your topic and can keep the flow of your argument going throughout the piece.

Good luck!
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(Original post by Zain-A)
I did a piece on black market organ trafficking and it got 15/15, My teachers hadn't heard of many other people doing this topic (in my area at least).

EDIT = Also technology pieces can be quite overdone/typical. Not to say you can't do that topic, just be careful and write it originally and with a personal touch. Don't follow conventional technology type essay plans. Do your own thing :P
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(Original post by qasim-98)
I did my persuasive essay on making charity donating compulsory through introducing legislation that would deduct £1 a month from your annual wage, and then redistribute it throughout the voluntary sector of the British economy, I know nobody did this idea because I made it up . I don't know how I did on it but I did get an A for English, so maybe it might help you spark off an idea
Sounds like a good idea! Thank you ☺️


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Can I ask from what perspective you looked at black market organ trafficking?, as I'm thinking of looking at the same topic but don't want to look at it from an overused perspective.
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