There are several things which make writing a persuasive (also called argumentative) essay a special task, and it is worth mentioning all of them. First of all, the word persuasive speaks for itself. So, choose a topic that is rather debatable and choose a point of view that can be proven to be true. As you can see, choosing a topic is a rather difficult task.
If you are a teenager, you may have a feeling that your point of view somehow differs from adults point of view. This is called a generation gap and is typical of all people of different generations.
Study all available materials which can be used for your essay. Second, you have to believe in your point of view. If you try to persuade people something is true, but you dont believe in it yourself, chances are your words will sound insincere, and it will be easily noticeable. Use statistical data of recent researches, use quot;s by people who are respected professionals in their particular sphere. Other topics you should consider include modern technology, video games, movies, books, contemporary art, and whatever you are interested in. What caused that argument? What did you disagree about? Or perhaps there is a certain stereotype and you would like to prove its not true. Anyway, there are plenty of debatable topics to choose from.