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You can use these resources to choose a topic in order to start your research.

75 persuasive speech topics and ideas
 See the wide range of categorized topics, and other details that can help you to start with writing and presenting a persuasive speech on a topic you really care about. Understand the issues. Understand each other
A leading source for pro con issues with a non-partisan approach, which has a mission of  "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format."

401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing
401 ideas to write your speech on..Learning Network, Teaching and Learning with the New York Times. (

509 Informative Speech Ideas and Topics
A site with "hundreds of topics for informative speeches and essays".

Major Types of Informative Speeches
Writing guide from the Writing Studio at Colorado State University

Topic Selection Helper
A list to help pick a topic from, put together by University of Hawai`i  Maui Community College Speech Department  

100 persuasive speech topics for students
A great starting point. A site with ideas on how to choose, write and present a speech that is thought-provoking and can keep your audience engaged. Includes a great list of topics to help you prepare for it.

243 Easy and simple speech topics
Another great starting point. Pick a topic from this interesting list of topics and also learn all about writing, preparing and presenting a speech that you are interested in.


This Guide will help you find information on current issues and controversial, debatable topics. This information will be helpful for papers and projects in which you need to take a side on an issue, such as an argumentative or persuasive English paper about current issues, controversies and debatable topics.

Picking Your Topic

Online Catalog

Search the LSCS Libraries' Online Catalog:

Keywords Anywhere   Subject   Title   Author


Use the above search box
to find books, videos and digital collections owned by Lone Star College, Harris County Public Library and Montgomery County Memorial Library Systems.

If the book you need is not available in our catalog / system, you can request it through LSCS Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request Form.
Once the requested material has been received and placed on Hold at your local college library; you will be notified by either email, mail or phone that the material is ready for you to pick it up. Please allow up to 15 working days for processing, if you are sending an ILL request. (This LSCS ILL form / service is for LSCS card holders only)

WorldCat is a searchable catalog of books and other materials in over 45,000 libraries worldwide. No full text, but can help you locate books locally that aren't available in our system. You can use the Inter-library Loan form link mentioned above, to request the book from another library.


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