posted by Mike on .
Is this a persuasive topic for an essay: Does television today brainwash children and teens? Yes or No? How?
My english teacher says he gets it but it needs to be more persuasive and specific. How do I that? Can you give me some examples? Please and thank you.
In order to make it more persuasive (!), you need to phrase it as a sentence, not a question. And you need to choose which side of the question you intend to support -- the yes or the no side. You cannot "sit on the fence" and write a really good persuasive argument.
Here's an example:
Television in the 21st century brainwashes children and teens by means of clever advertising, slanted news, and unrealistic drama.
And here are some links that should help:
Let me know what you think.