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150 Ways Being a Well Dressed Woman Will Change Your Life

Are you wondering what are the benefits of being a well-dressed woman? We got answers for you. Check out these 150 ways of how being a well dressed woman will change your life forever!

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Let’s be real, wearing sweats and comfy socks every day is awesome. Like, if I could, I would have it in my will to be buried in hot pink joggers and hoodies.

Living your life (and afterlife) in sweats is so tempting, and with the pandemic, this lifestyle stuck even more.

However, now that restrictions are lifting and you have to see people and go out again, you can’t go in sweats.

As my mom says, you always have to be a well-dressed woman when you go out because you never know who you will bump into. It could be the gossipy friend of your mom, or your ex with her bright shiny girlfriend.

Dressed women rule the world. When have you seen a CEO wear sweats? Or even royalty?

I mean, Queen Elizabeth is one of the most influential people on the planet, and at her age, I would not be bothered to be dressed up like her. However, I have never seen a photo of the queen without makeup or those funky hats; she always looks royal as ever.

Now, I am not saying that with sweats you don’t feel powerful and great. I am a huge believer that even if you wear the most figureless outfit on the planet and you have the confidence of a skyscraper, you will rock that outfit.

However, we are women, and we like to take care of ourselves. Wearing a great outfit will make you feel like a queen, even if you are not going anywhere.

If you need more convincing to put on that fancy outfit you have at the back of the closet and convert to the bright side of being a wickedly well-dressed woman, here are a few ways to get you going!

Check out these ways being a well-dressed woman will change your life!

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Lifestyle Changes

1. Couch Potato 2.0

Everyone will look at you differently. Everyone will check you out — women and men equally. You will no longer look like a couch potato, but the couch potato 2.0.

2. Varied Wardrobe

To look the part, you have to buy going-out clothes. It is, unfortunately, time to get rid of your freshman year sweats.

3. Eat Balanced

Now, we do not mean to eat minimal portion sizes or restricting foods. We want you to put some good food into your body that makes you feel the best and that gives you that glowy skin.

4. Work Out

Exercise is essential for health in general, and after a good workout, you will feel good. And putting on a great outfit afterward with some makeup will make you feel all put together.

5. Life Benefits

Let’s face the music; to live a great life we have to have some balance and make things right.

So if you want to be the cool mom or the cool aunt that will potentially be the great-grandma, you have to find your style now.

6. Find You

When you get out of the sweats, you get to explore with your clothes what you like and what makes you plain uncomfortable.

So get off of Instagram and go on a big fat shopping spree. Find what makes you feel like a star.

7. Awkwardness To Awesomeness

Trying new styles and what’s hot is plain scary because you do not know how it will look on you. My biggest advice is try going from the most awkward style to the one that you like the most.

8. The Path To Makeup

I do not wear makeup. I just feel uncomfortable in it, and I do not have the patience for it.

However, when I have to go out, I have found that doing a makeup look that enhances your most unique features is the way to go, and you will feel natural but flawless.

9. Shoes Everywhere

Shoes are fantastic. I think shoes dress up an outfit very well and give it a certain spice. Just make sure your shoes are appropriate for where you are going and pull the outfit together.

10. Jewelry Queen

As Elizabeth Taylor said, “Big girls need big diamonds.”

When you dress up an outfit with rings, necklaces, earrings, or bracelets, it gives it a certain look that will make you feel like a queen. We recommend starting your collection now.

11. The Hair

This is your sign to take more care of your hair now and brush it once in a while. Plus, you get to experiment with different hairstyles!

12. Life in Pink

When you increase your wardrobe, you start getting more excited about what you are going to wear next, which makes life a bit more fun. It gets you planning on what to wear and being curious about yourself.

13. Reassess Your Current Style

It’s time to give away clothes you have been wearing since you were 14. Get on track with who you are right now, and make some sensible fashion choices to be you.

14. Fashion Is Fun

Many people have forgotten that what you wear can change, and it’s fun to dress up sometimes. So put on that outfit you have been saying you do not have anywhere to wear, and rock it!

15. Quality Over Quantity

Being a dressed woman does not mean buying clothes that are cheap and bad quality, or expensive and will cost you half your paycheck.

For sustainability purposes, we recommend you buy from online thrift shops or your local shops.

16. Excited To Be Out

I am your local introvert. However, even for me, dressing up and having a bit of fun with my friends outside of my house is something that makes me feel excited to dress up.

17. Read More

Finding a style is a research project. We recommend you find people that inspire you to wear different clothes, watch vlogs, fill your Instagram feed with fashion inspo, and read about the current fashion trends.

18. Follow the Seasons

No more wearing what is for fall in the spring. Research what’s in style for each season, and get excited to wear new outfits!

19. Be Unapologetically Brave

Like Katy Perry, don’t be afraid to let people hear you roar. Wear outfits that make you feel like a goddess. Remember, you get one life, and you can’t base it on the likes and the comments that you get.

20. Be Prepared

When you are well-dressed, you will never feel out of place. So prepare to never feel under or overdressed. If you dress with confidence, the people around you will be the ones feeling out of place.

21. Don’t Be Taken by Surprise

When you go out, no one will be seeing you in your old ratty sweats.

Instead, when you go grocery shopping and you find your ex or your boss or even your noisy aunt, no one will be able to process the fashion icon they have stumbled upon.

22.  Follow Fashion Influencers

Influencers are a great way to get you out of the “I don’t know what to wear” dilemma.

One influencer that we recommend is Emma Chamberlain. She will truly make you get out of your comfort zone.

23.  One word — Hygiene

To get out of the pandemic funk, you have to make serious changes, like brushing your teeth and showering more often.

Buy some charcoal toothpaste and some nice-smelling body wash. You have to scrub yourself out until you become a new woman.

24. Smell To Impress

Perfume is going to become your best friend. When you smell good, everyone will sense that you got your stuff together and will ask you what you are using. So please, do your research about which perfumes last longer and find some good smelling ones.

25. Skincare

When we talk about skincare, we are not only talking about the face, but the skin of the rest of your body.

That is why we beg you to invest in a good hydrating body butter, a scrub that will get all the nasty stuff out, and a serum that will make your face feel like a baby’s butt.

26. Get Cookin’, Good Lookin’

When you are on the first steps of getting your stuff together, you truly have to venture out to improve. That’s why we recommend trying new and easy recipes that will get your creative juices sizzlin’.

27.  Detail and More Details!

If you want to achieve being as well dressed as the Duchess of Cambridge, you have to keep an eye on everything you wear. Little details can attract the attention of people and will leave you feeling fantastic.

28. Variety Is the New Black

Start by exploring colors you have never thought to wear! You don’t have to wear the same range of clothes every day. Start by mixing pantsuits, blazers, and dresses. We guarantee you’ll have fun.

29. Discipline Is key

As much as we love spending every paycheck on clothes, it is important to be conscious of money.

Try spending your money on clothes that are going to last until you get wrinkly, and plan your outfits around what you have.

30. Get Stuff Done

When you get out of your sweats and wear your power outfit, you feel like Wonder Woman.

That is why we recommend that you get up in the morning, take a cold shower, avoid the sweats, and wear that outfit you were saving for a night out.

31.  Aesthetically Pleasing

Aesthetics are the new rage of this year, and there are so many that one or more will match your personality.

Try colors and outfits that match your aesthetic, and try to match the things that belong to you.

32. Equal Ground

Wondering why your partner gets all the looks and you constantly feel underdressed? Well, being well-dressed can be the solution for you.

Try making an effort with your appearance. Have a variety of clothes, so you can have a bit of the spotlight.

33. Hot Girl Summer

This trend is the right motivator to start your change now. Every hot girl owns her ground and wears the right outfits to impress the ones around her, so start preparing for hot girl summer!

34. Distractions Are Key To Nerves

Whenever you are stressed or anxious for any kind of event, distracting yourself with makeup and getting ready will take your mind off the nerves.

So if you have an exam or an interview, just leave your notes and your nerves, and pick up your makeup or your fashion inspo and start your makeover.

35. Do It Now

There is always a tomorrow, but why wait? Start following your favorite celebrities and looking through shops. Remember, you have to wake up everyday and continue with your day, so why not do it in a very fashionable way?

36. Sweat Not Sweat

Every human sweats, and maybe the reason why you don’t dress well is because of the heat.

That is why planning your outfits will come in handy. You can plan for every type of weather and buy the clothes necessary for it.

37. Let the Gains Begin

What other factors can you gain from dressing well? Maybe your coworkers will respect you more, or your mom will stop sending you on blind dates.

Remember that to gain something, you have to lose something.

38. Clubs and Activities

You have to think about what’s outside of your non-working hours. Do you have a hummus club you have to dress special for? Or maybe you walk your dog and you want to dress well for that boy next door to finally notice you.

39. Look Nice and Comfortable

Stop wearing your older brother’s old sweatshirt everywhere. Sometimes, we have to dress nice, so stop trying to make it work. We know it’s comfortable, but we bet that a flowy dress is even more comfortable.

40. Functional Over Fashionable

So maybe you have a profession that requires you to wear an old plain uniform every day. Try spicing it up; wear wacky shoes with it, or wear a perfume that makes it special.

41. Push but Don’t Run

It might sound scary going out with a new style you have not had time to be comfortable in.

That’s why we recommend you wear it everywhere. Going to the store? Wear it. Watching movies on the couch? Wear it.

42. Channel Your Inner Gloria

When in doubt, remember how your role model or a character in a movie that is always dressed to impress does it — like Gloria from Modern Family.

You have to admit that she is the queen of always being in heels.

43. Unbalanced To Steady

Your closet might be a hurricane right now, and you may not keep your new style the first couple of days. However, habits can be made, so try, and don’t give up!

44. Don’t Be Swayed

There is tons of fashion advice out there on what you should wear and what fits best. However, you have your own mind, so we recommend you maintain critical thinking, and be aware of what you feel best in.

45. Open Mind

Life is known to throw curveballs, and it might affect the plans that you had from the beginning.

That is why we recommend that if you lose or win something, do not panic, and always be aware that you can build a new plan.

46. The Painful Truth

Unfortunately, if you are like me, you get very excited when another person wears clothes that fit like a glove, but you turn into a potato when you put the same clothes on.

So if a piece of clothing just does not fit, stop trying. Mourn the loss, and keep going.

47. Basics Are the Bomb

A plain old white shirt or a pair of jeans can be styled in a lot of different ways, from casual to business.

That is why the first step on your list is to buy the basics that fit in every outfit.

48. Skirts, a Love-Hate Relationship

I don’t like skirts, and I am proud of myself for that fact. However, I can admit wearing a skirt is kind of freeing and can be practical, so I invite you to try them out!

49. Don’t Throw Away Anything You’ll Regret

Before you throw anything away, look at what fits and what doesn’t. This way, you won’t throw away anything you’ll regret later.

We personally recommend trying on every single piece of clothing and jewelry you have, so you can have a recent opinion.

50. Are you Ready?

Your answer right now should be positive, because you read this for a reason, and it is time. So do it!

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Confidence Boosts

51. Get Those Killer Heels Out

Now that you know how to dress well, let me tell you what will happen when you do.

Even if you are not the most confident person in the world, when you feel good with what you wear, you’ll truly feel that you can take on the world. So get that killer dress and those heels and be the queen!

52. Who I Wanna Be

Now that you found your style, you need to rock it! Go with your gut, take millions of photos for your Instagram, and take to the town with your girlfriends.

53. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Every girl has a group of besties, and they’ll notice the change in you. So be prepared to answer a million questions per hour, and be yourself when giving an answer.

54. Don’t Stand Still and Watch Life Fly By

Make the most of your new outfits. Now that you have a plan, go out and brag to the world. Be the diva you always wanted to be.

55. Don’t Lose Focus

Keep the plan you made, and reserve the sweats only for days in. Remember that you made all this progress, so don’t lose it.

56. It Gives You Value

Don’t get me wrong; I bet you’re beautiful in a dress or sweats. However, it is great to flaunt what you have, and it is great to dress up once in a while to build up your self-confidence.

57. Take and Give

I just want to clarify that I do not mean to steal ideas from others. If a friend of yours is interested in a top you have, and you are interested in some jewelry she has, exchange ideas and share where your inspo is coming from!

58. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Being well-dressed means putting together a bomb outfit that will make you feel empowered and will make everyone take notice.

So if a random stranger asks you about your outfit, don’t be shy; talk to her. Maybe you’ll learn something from her.

59. Tinder, Here I Come

Now that you’re Wonder Woman, if you are interested, explore your sensuality. Put together outfits that will make you feel comfortable and will let whatever crush you have finally take notice of you.

60. Wear What’s Right for You

Every stylist will tell you that being well-dressed means getting your clothes tailored, and some women love the tailored look.

However, if you’re like me and you stick with the oversized, you can look fashionable too, so don’t forget to wear what feels the most like you.

61. The Way I Make Myself Feel

Appearances are not important, and you shouldn’t care about them.

However, there are studies that link confidence directly to appearance, so get out of your bed, pick up that dress you planned. and go steal some hearts!

62.  It’s Time To Wake Up

Have you felt you have been in a slump since the pandemic started, and you don’t feel like yourself anymore? Being well-dressed will wake you up.

Now that restrictions have been lifted, it is time to show the world who runs the world and recover your old self from that moat you put her in.

63. Don’t Slip Up That Mask

In your mind, do you always associate CEOs in suits? That’s because we were taught since we were little that whoever has the power will have the most expensive suit on.

However, in these times when stereotypes are being broken, it is time to wear what we like and show the world that our importance comes from within.

64. But Still, Plan a Power Suit

As I said, you don’t have to wear what everyone is wearing.

Nevertheless, if you feel comfortable following a certain trend, you can still wear it and give it a little touch with what you like.

65. Wear It Like You Mean It

Your outfit can show that you have all the power in the world, and that you are the boss. However, if your confidence is lacking, or you are just plain uncomfortable, you won’t feel like you can make it.

So compliment yourself in the mirror. You can’t go wrong with a little pep talk.

66. Shine Like the Star You Are

It’s time to own who you are. Accept that you can work with what you have.

Being well-dressed in an outfit that you like will help you show the world who you are.

67. It isn’t Your Fault

Look, if someone is bothered by you, it is their problem.

You can hear their comments and can receive a few suggestions. But always be aware that whatever works for you is what works.

68. It’s Not Your Responsibility

Again, you are not responsible for the opinions of others. So don’t let anyone get hold of what you like. Show them you do not need their help to be fabulous.

69. All Eyes Will Be on You

Everyone near you will notice the changes in you. So don’t be surprised by the intrusive questions and other attitudes about your outfits. Let them stare at you.

70. Women Support Other Women

Now, I do not mean other genders will not be supportive. But all women are born with certain feminism that makes us the biggest fans of each other, because we all understand where we are coming from.

71. Don’t Be Afraid To Wear Masculine Outfits

If you feel certain styles tend to be masculine, don’t worry! Your femininity will show itself. Be confident enough to pull it off.

72. Don’t be toxic

Having too much confidence can drift toward narcissism. So please don’t fall into drama or criticize others as they’re doing to you. Instead, be the one that always has something nice to say.

73. Spread Positivity

The world is unnecessarily negative. Now, with the cancellation of culture and the hype of social media, everyone has an opinion, which is why we recommend that if you have any influence on others, spread ideas that will help.

Don’t cause damage, but instead help others build confidence too!

74. Run From Toxicity

If you feel the ideas or the people around you are toxic. run away as fast as you can. Surround yourself with people that value your ideas and what you wear. If necessary, block any kind of toxic ideas.

75. Let It Go

It is not necessary to get rid of the old you, or in this case, you in your old clothes.

We just want you to embrace a new version of yourself. That way, you feel that you can run the show. Let go of the fear of getting into old habits, and just practice consistency.

76. It’s All About You

The reason why you are dressing well is because you want to feel more empowered and because it’s time for a change.

So remember, you have everything you need, and you do not need others for you to find yourself.

77. Blend Into the Weather

One of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to dress according to the daily climate. You can avoid unnecessary pain in your life, and you can feel cool in whatever you wear.

78. Think of the Occasion

There is an outfit for every occasion. It can be fun to feel a bit extra, but trust me, it is also important that the event matters to you. Bring out the big guns that are appropriate for the occasion.

79. Fake It Till You Make It

No one is born confident. So if you want to wear outfits you have never worn before, pretend you are the only main character that has that outfit and wear it like Sharpay Evans.

80. Beware the Broken Necks

Being well-dressed will, unfortunately, come with a trail of broken hearts. In a power outfit and bomb makeup, you will be a walking sign of danger.

81. Keep Pushing It

A well-dressed woman means consistency, which is why each time you go out, make sure you look as presentable as Queen Elizabeth, with the elegance of a puma.

82. Commit To the Cause

Take care of yourself, do spa days, and eat good food. Every single aspect of your life will shine through if you want it bad enough.

83. Your Expectations Are Not Too High

Stick to who you are and do not change yourself. If what you want is attainable, just do it and stop thinking.

84. Do It at Your Own Rhythm

If you don’t accomplish it tomorrow, you are not a failure. Transitioning to being well-dressed will take time to get used to, so don’t rush perfection.

85. Be the Best You and Show It

No one is like you; I know it sounds cliche, but it is the truth.

Remember that your confidence is not going to be built up in one day, but by dressing yourself up, you have a way to make it to the top.

86. When in Doubt, Smile

Your most powerful weapon will be, no matter what, a smile on your face. Even if being well-dressed is not your thing, you can camouflage what you feel with a smile. People will no doubt look at you twice.

87. Point of View

Our brains have associated certain clothing pieces with certain impressions.

As much as we recommend changing the way you dress to fit a stereotype, it is important to remember that certain clothing pieces have a place and time.

88. The Other Side of You

Dress how you would like to be, wear it as you have it, and remember that if you are nervous to explore this side of you, don’t be. Rock it.

If Miley Cyrus rocked it with Hannah Montana, you can too.

89. Visualize Yourself in That Position

Do you want to be promoted? Maybe you want people in your office to take you more seriously. Start by showing them you can dress the part.

Trust me, if you start dressing up well, people will think you have it together.

90. The Age Dilemma

Are you afraid to wear clothes because you feel they were only designed for younger ages? Or vice versa?

If this is what you are thinking, please throw this perception through the window. Age shouldn’t determine if wearing a skirt is appropriate or not. If you want to wear a certain outfit, don’t be afraid to do it.

91. What Do You Want To Say?

Think of an outfit as a nonverbal way of communicating who you are to the world.

If you are going to a job interview, would you like to communicate that you want the job, or that you just rolled out of bed?

92. Organized Life = Organized Mind

If you did not know, organization plays a huge role in a well-dressed woman.

Why? If her mind is organized, she won’t doubt herself and can face whatever the world throws at her. So clean your life up and start prioritizing what’s important.

93. You Are a Ghost

This could be the case with your new style, and no one will notice. Maybe the ones nearest you will notice, but most people won’t turn their heads when you pass them.

This is why you don’t need to worry about the people that are going to notice. Probably only your nearest acquaintances will notice.

94. Don’t Fill Yourself With Lies

You can wear everything you want. Don’t fill your head with negativity that could come with making a change.

Instead, calm your mind, and breathe. Put on the outfit you planned to wear and go out without a second thought.

95. Let Them See

If people have eyes on you because of your fantastic style, show it off. Be the person that wears it with pride, and even if it’s not in season, or it just does not fit, let them look all they want. Keep going with your day.

96. Go at Your Own Pace

Are you having second thoughts? Worrying about whether it will take time or money? Don’t worry.

Go at your own pace. Start when you are having a good day, and save up or go thrift shopping.

97. Let the World See Your Fire

You are special, and there is nothing wrong with showing the world.

Show that spice you bring to your life, and don’t be afraid to make risky decisions with your outfits.

98. Flatter Yourself

You are your own cheerleader. If you are doubting an outfit or don’t like the way you look in your clothes, look in the mirror and start complimenting yourself.

99. The Cut

Wear designs that highlight your special features. Long neck? Wear a crew neck, Tan skin tone? Wear colors that pop, like red or white.

There are clothes for every feature and will make you special.

100. Babe, You’re Worth It

You deserve to feel good again, so do not hesitate because of your insecurities. Instead, remember that everyone has them, and it should not stop you from wearing that outfit you keep putting off.

You are your own worst enemy, and it is time to stop it.

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Social Life Benefits

101. Love Is in the Air

Being well-dressed will bring attention, which can be beneficial for you. If you want someone special to notice you, this is a great way to get started.

102. Don’t Waste Your Time

Some people in your life matter more than others. However, for some reason, it is more hurtful if a stranger gives you an unwanted opinion.

Remember, when this happens, what’s more important is your opinion, and sometimes the opinions of the ones you love.

103. Seek Advice From Strangers

Sometimes, the opinion is needed. And if you want the truth that could hurt, it’s better to ask a stranger. They won’t be biased and will tell you exactly as it is.

104. Don’t Give Up

If you go out, and a certain piece of clothing does not look as you expected it, ignore it.

What’s important is your confidence. Pretend to the world that you have everything under control.

105. Expectations Versus Reality

People judge by the cover, which is why they sometimes make assumptions about the way you dress.

Let them think whatever they want, and if you really care, raise your chin, look them in the eye, and then ignore them.

106. Keep Going

It does not matter if you hide, because opinions come 24/7. It does not matter is you dress well or not, you have to remember we are opinionated creatures.

Don’t take it as an offense. Be polite, and thank them if necessary — but then keep going with your day.

107. Draw Lines

If people are really pushing your limits and being nosy about the way you dress, do the following.

Remember you have a power suit, tell them what’s not OK, and walk away.

108. Culture and Style

The culture we have, often influences how we style things. So don’t be afraid to show the pieces that are proper from your culture, and be proud you are that way.

109. The Story of You

Where we come from and how we were raised affects how we do things — like how your mom dressed you up or what is traditional in your society will influence how you dress now.

Don’t be afraid, and be happy to show it to the world!

110. Shopping Time

Honestly, I hate shopping, but it is fun going shopping with friends or family. Treat it as a bonding activity where you can also have a second opinion on the pieces that you buy.

111. Motivation Between Besties

Like working out together, challenging a friend of yours to dress well can spark that competitive side of yours.

Lay into each other — share your strengths and worries and be each other’s main motivator to keep going.

112. Dress How You Want To Be Treated

Treat others how you would like to be treated. As a form of nonverbal communication, you can dress how you want to be treated. Convey to others what you are trying to say.

113. Prepare for the Unexpected

Keep a change of clothes in your car for emergencies. As much as you love your power suit, you also have to plan an emergency outfit that will have you prepared for unexpected accidents.

114. Is It Time To Go Out?

I am an introvert. However, when I want to go out, I polish myself and pick a power suit that will convey that I always look fantastic and that will make me feel beautiful.

115. Benefit Your Mental Health

Planning outfits and knowing how they look on you helps with the anxiety of what others might think.

This will save you the headspace to worry about more important things, and it will distract you from the stress of the situation.

116. Independence

Being a strong, independent woman can be hard to convey when you are small or you don’t have exotic features. That is why I try my best to dress like I am eight feet tall and have the exotic features of a Disney princess.

117. Dress To Impress

When I want to impress my ex or that boss that fired me, I dress as if I am Ms. Smith. That way, I convey an air of mysteriousness and sophistication that will tell them I am better off without them.

118. Be Unique

Have you been told everyone is unique? But you don’t know what is unique about you?

I will tell you a secret. You probably haven’t noticed it, but the people around you have actually noticed what’s special about you. So don’t try, and just do you.

119. The Little Details of You

Everyone has that something they do that works for them — a makeup trick or a special accessory. It tells everyone around you that, although you are well-dressed now, you are still you.

120. Don’t Be Embarrassed

If I’m being honest, I don’t get embarrassed like I did when I was younger. Why? Because I already experienced all the situations you would be embarrassed about.

Let me tell you something — to get rid of the embarrassment, you have to get out of your shell; don’t think and just get out.

121. You Have the Control

Life can be crazy sometimes, and a way to get back the control you lost is to take care of yourself.

Even a little thing like getting out of your sweats will do wonders for how you see yourself.

122. Put Yourself Out There

Get out of that limit that you put yourself in or that others put you in.

Break the stereotype that has been put on you, and show other people you are other things too.

123. The Benefit of the Doubt

When you dress well, others give you the benefit of the doubt. They won’t judge you right away like they would in your old ratty shirt. They’ll actually stop and give you a look.

124. Iron Must Be in Your Blood

Iron clothes must be the first thing your parents teach you. I can’t tell you enough how much of a difference it makes when I go out and others can see my clothes are as good as silk.

125. Don’t Try Too Hard

Don’t fit into clothes that don’t fit your personality. If a shirt or a dress just does not go with how comfortable you are, forget it.

126. Practice Your Swag

The way you walk is important. Have you noticed important people have a certain swagger when they present themselves?

They know they work the outfit they have, and they do not have a problem showing it.

127. Avoid Accidents

I am an accident-prone person. I can spill coffee on my clothes, make a hole in my shoes and have something sticky in my hair in just one day.

But I have noticed that when I put effort into myself, I don’t want to ruin my hard work. I actually pay attention to what I do.

128. Love Yourself

Treat yourself like you are someone you love. Treat yourself like you are your own best friend.

Think of it this way — you never want your best friend to feel uncomfortable with what she wears. You want her to love what she buys.

129. Presentation Card

My mom says that each time you go out, you’re your own presentation card. You don’t need a fancy name to advertise yourself; you just have to bring the right attitude with the perfect outfit to the table.

130. Polish Like You Love It

Polish your shoes! It will make so much difference on how they look, and for some reason, people do look at your shoes. So polish it baby, and always be prepared to evade puddles.

131. It Shows Respect

Being well-dressed is a form of manners. It shows the people you meet that they’re that important that you dress up for them.

132. Be the Peacock in a Room Full Of Chickens

Peacocks are known for how they strut, with elegant and flamboyant wings. So be that elegant bird and show the chickens how to do it.

133. Dress Smart

Do not wear an outfit if it doesn’t work with the environment you are in. Think things through. Preferably, work with clothes that cause less stress and also work with the environment.

134. It’s Like Halloween, but Everyday

Think of it as Halloween when you have to dress well. If you can be a zombie for Halloween night, why can’t you allow yourself to be well-dressed just for a couple of hours?

135. Add Beauty To Your Reality

When life is dull, maybe wearing a flamboyant dress or funky shoes that show your personality can be a way to add a little spice to it.

136. Let Creativity Shine Through

Creativity is not extinct; we just ignore it with the monotone routines of our life.

Allow that creativity to shine through your boring clothes, and be creative with what you wear.

137. Be Selfless, Not Vain

You are not narcissistic if you admit you look nice and you want others to notice.

You dress well, and you want people around you to finally look at that cover and be impressed with what you can pull off.

138. Get Free Stuff!

For some reason, being well-dressed can give you certain privileges. Because I assume people think you are a high-profile person, so they have to impress you by giving you things. For free!

139. It Will Bring You Self-Respect

Being well-dressed gives you that sense of contentment. When you feel you’re doing everything right, it allows you to be happy with who you are. It is that feeling that makes you feel you are worth it.

140. The World Will Feel Your Vibe

Your outfit will be the new, shiny thing that brings joy to the world. We are visual creatures, and we like to look at beautiful things. If you feel as beautiful as you are, the world around you will feel your vibe and will respect it.

141. Get Compliments and Boost Your Confidence

When I receive compliments, I can admit it boosts my confidence. Getting compliments is kind of cool.

It’s not vain or narcissistic; it’s just a response that we have from many years of evolution that helps us feel good about ourselves.

142. It’s a Form of Self-Expression

An outfit can convey what you can’t put into words. It can tell the world what your ideas are and what your likes and dislikes are.

143. Improve Your Mood

When you’re stressed, distract yourself by trying on clothes with your friend or making a fashion runway for your parents.

Plan your outfits and notice what works and what does not work.

144. Take Tons of Photos

Social media can’t harm you if you don’t let it. That is why taking photos is fun; they are memories that are not defined by others, and that truly can be very amusing.

145. Follow the Dress Code

I have heard too many times of friends who weren’t allowed to enter clubs or even museums because of the way they dress. So take a look at the dress code of certain places, and dress accordingly.

146. Ditch the Glamour, Bring in the Confidence

Fashion is all about glamour and what the clothes expect the person to be.

However, fashion would not be a multi-million dollar business if it wasn’t for the humans behind the clothes.

147. Manifest Your Goals

If you have certain goals, it is time to subtly show what those goals are. You never know the kind of opportunities that will happen when people know you are interested.

148. Dress and Address

Your outfit does not make you; you make the outfit sparkle. Wear it like your second skin, and show those around you who you are.

149. Your Own Brand

People will remember you from what you wear to certain moments. So be memorable by dressing well. And it does not hurt to add a little accessory that only you will wear.

150. Be well-dressed Because You Want To Be

Be the Gloria you always wanted to be, and convey who you are to others in a confident, hot kinda way.

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20 Sites That Pay You To Actually Do Homework – The Ultimate 2021 Guide

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Are you a pretty good student who takes the time to write detailed notes? Have you become a sort of expert in a particular subject?

If you aren’t going into any kind of teaching, I know it can be easy to ask ‘why did I sit through that algebra class?’ because even if you got good grades, you may not need to use algebra in your everyday life.

Well, I’m here to tell you that all that random knowledge and good study habits can actually make you money. There are tons of websites that will pay you to help people with homework.

It’s common for students to loathe doing homework and to feel discouraged when trying to complete assignments- I speak from personal experience!

Signing up to tutor at one of these 20 sites is a great way to make some money while also just genuinely taking some stress off of students who, let’s face it, are drowning in work.

Check out these 20 best sites that pay you to do homework!

1. OneClass 

OneClass was a favorite that I found throughout my research. Job options include homework help or sharing your notes from a particular class.

This website is definitely more geared toward college classes, so you can browse and see what classes you match up with and get paid to share those notes. In a way, it’s like you’re getting paid to go to class, especially if you’re already a decent note taker!

There is also a super cool option to get paid either in the form of actual cash, or gift cards for Starbucks, Amazon, and other larger companies.

A fun little bonus… you don’t actually have to be enrolled in college to sing up, even if you have a degree there is the option to either sign up for homework help or to share notes you may have left over!

Benefit: Can also get paid to share notes from a class you are taking or have already taken

Disadvantage: Might feel like more work having to make sure notes are going to be the best for everyone and not just yourself – more stressful

Requirements: College degree or higher

Salary: around $20 with the possibility of bonuses

Sign up here

2. PaperCoach 

As a writing tutor myself, I know that there are tons of people who need help writing papers. PaperCoach allows everyone from high school students to people writing dissertations to find people to write their papers for them.

While they are not always hiring for new essay helpers and writers, you can check their website to see when they are in need of new people.

Writers range from undergraduate students to experts in the subject, but to be approved as a writer you have to go through a series of tests to make sure you actually can write about the topic you are signing up for.

It’s a legit website that offers fair prices for essays depending on the difficulty and the amount of time to write it. It’s definitely worth looking into if you have a knack for writing!

Benefit: Fair pricing for work required

Disadvantage: Not always hiring so maybe not the most convenient

Requirements: Have to take specific tests in the subject you want to write for to make sure you are knowledgeable. While I couldn’t find if it is required to be in college, I expect that high school students will not have the knowledge needed to complete the assignments.

Salary: Not salary, prices vary on the subject, assignment, length, time until due, and difficulty.

Sign up here

Related: 9 Legit College Jobs This Fall For Students

3. Chegg

If you’ve ever Googled homework help in your academic career, Chegg probably popped up! It’s a great website that offers help in a ton of different areas, and it’s super easy to apply to be a tutor.

My favorite part about Chegg is that tutors can be from anywhere in the world and you can sign up for hours that fit your schedule. Pay also is around $20+ per hour on a weekly basis, so that isn’t bad either!

Chegg is an incredibly reputable website, and from my research it seems that it’s fairly easy to navigate signing up to be a tutor.

Homework jobs may seem like they would take over your day to day because there will always be students who are seeking help, but Chegg does a great job at making sure the quality of work trumps the quantity, and you are really able to provide great services to students in need.

Benefit: Super reputable and popular website

Disadvantage: Since quality trumps quantity, may not always have a lot of jobs available

Requirements: Student ID, diploma, or transcripts if still enrolled, photo of yourself

Salary: around $20 per hour

Sign up here

4. Freelancer

I love this website because it isn’t exclusively for helping people with their homework. Freelancer is free to join, all you have to do is set up a profile and set your own prices and hours.

The only “downside” to this option is that since it isn’t just a place where you go to find jobs that are helping students with homework, you have to take more time to apply to jobs that are in the field you want… so finding them might be a little more time-consuming.

Nevertheless, I really like Freelancer because of its flexibility, and even if you have to individually apply for certain homework jobs, you can find the ones that really spark your interest rather than just taking whatever falls into your lap.

Benefit: Isn’t just for tutoring so there are a lot of options for jobs

Disadvantage: Have to take time to apply to jobs with cover letters and resumes

Requirements: Student ID, diploma, or transcripts if still enrolled, photo of yourself

Salary: completely depends on the assignment and the price agreed upon by the tutor and the customer

Sign up here

5. Homework Market

This website is also pretty high on my list because you can set up a profile, put in your area of expertise/degree and students can search through profiles to find you. Homework Market is a great tool because it allows students to find the best tutor to help with what they need.

There are also a bunch of options for what students coming to you may need, anything from actually doing the homework, answering questions about a particular concept, or even just having an extra set of eyes on an assignment to make sure it meets the teachers requirements.

Anybody can sign up to join and the pay is pretty competitive… usually $5 for answering a specific question and then the prices rise depending on what service the student is seeking.

Definitely worth looking into!

Benefit: Can answer individual questions when you have the time instead of worrying about a whole assignment

Disadvantage: May end up having to do the homework instead of just tutoring

Requirements: Anybody can sign up!

Salary: usually $5 for answering a question and prices go up from there depending on the assignment

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6. 24houranswers

This website is geared toward college students who need help with homework assignments through one-on-one tutoring help. As a tutor, you can also upload solutions to specific problems students are having trouble with as well as online tutoring help.

You also have some control as a tutor, which I think is great since you’re the one doing the work! You decide as a tutor how long it will take you to help the student or complete the assignment and then you are able to talk about compensation depending on what you think is best for your contribution.

I think it’s a great way to have more control as a tutor because sometimes fixed pricing can be a little unfair depending on what kind of homework you’re helping with for your job.

The only thing about this job that is both a blessing and a curse is that you have to hold a bachelor’s degree to be considered for the position… great for the students because they are getting the best help out there, but a bit annoying if you are looking for a homework job in your final years of college. Still a great option to consider for some extra cash on the side!

Benefit: Tutors are the one’s in control

Disadvantage: Not the best option for students looking for work

Requirements: Need to hold a bachelor’s degree

Salary: Pay is negotiated between the tutor and the student

Sign up here

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7. Tutor.com

Unlike 24houranswers, this homework job only requires that you live in the U.S. or Canada and are enrolled in a university. I think this is a phenomenal option because you can provide really great help while being in the midst of college and make some extra cash.

They are a service of the Princeton Review, so they are a super credible and established website which can make their pay more competitive.

Tutor.com only provides one-on-one tutoring sessions which is great for a super personal experience, but you have to be able to have a minimum of 5 hours a week set aside to tutor.

While this isn’t a super big commitment and you can pick your hours, I do think it would be nice to pick availability based on what your week-to-week looks like, because let’s face it… you’re busy too!

Benefit: One-on-one tutoring sessions

Disadvantage: Have to work a minimum of 5 hours a week and this might not work for some

Requirements: Live in the US or Canada and are enrolled in a university

Salary: Depends on the assignment, but because it is a reputable website, it is competitive

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8. TutorMe

TutorMe is another one of my favorites just based on their website because students can match with who they think is best for their subject, or they can be matched with someone by the system if they just don’t know where to start.

They hire tutors to teach all kinds of subjects, from difficult college-level math courses to AP Spanish, which I think shows that this is a website that has a lot to offer for tutors.

There are a bunch of benefits to working for TutorMe for a homework job as the pay starts at $16/hour, you can pick your own hours, be enrolled or graduated from a university, and gain either tutoring or teaching experience.

I feel like most people wanting to become a homework-helper, most likely have a little bit of experience tutoring, so I think those requirements aren’t too stressful.

I also just checked to see how easy the signup process was and they do a great job of making the application process easy… for safety though, they do require all tutors to connect to Facebook to make sure that the tutors are real people (just something to keep in mind).

Benefit: Students match with who they think is best

Disadvantage: Have to connect to Facebook

Requirements: Have to be 18+, be enrolled in a university or graduated, and show mastery of subjects you want to tutor in

Salary: Starts at $16 an hour

Sign up here

9. School Solver 

A school solver, in a way, is kind of like shopping for an answer. Students post their question or assignment details they are struggling with and put an amount they will pay for assistance.

Tutors can then search the subject they are best in and find questions that they have the answers to. Once they answer the question, they get the amount credited to them.

I love this option because of the ability for helpers to find questions they for sure know the answers to. It’s super flexible, which is the selling point for a lot of homework jobs, but being able to find questions that you know you can answer makes the whole process that much simpler.

It’s also a tremendous tool for students from all over the world to use and get the best help possible, so it’s a win-win!

Benefit: Super flexible for tutors

Disadvantage: More like doing the homework rather than helping

Requirements: There website was unclear, but I believe since the nature of the website is you post answers and students shop for them, you should just be able to post the questions you know.

Salary: Depends on how much a tutor requires a student to pay for the answer

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10. GeeklyLab 

GeeklyLab stood out to me mostly because it’s only a site for homework help and not homework completion.

Let’s face it, you might be someone with a busy schedule or you’re still in school while looking to make some good money, but you don’t want to spend more time doing schoolwork. I know I wouldn’t want to!

What’s nice about GeeklyLab is that it’s all genuinely about tutoring and one-on-one instruction that sets the student up for success. I really like this because I think it takes some of the stress off the tutor even though it’s still a homework job.

On the website, there is a place to submit a quick application and they will get back to you. It doesn’t say anything about requirements for education level or anything, but I assume they will vet all of their applicants to make sure that their students get the best help possible.

Pay is around $20 per hour, which is a total selling point!

Benefit: Only homework help and not homework completion

Disadvantage: Requirements were unclear so the sign up process might not be super straightforward

Requirements: There website did not say anything about requirements, but I believe because of the nature of the website that you would have to have proof of a degree or be enrolled in university.

Salary: Starts at $20 per hour

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11. Pay Me To Do Your Homework! 

 

Unlike GeeklyLab, this website is true to its name. It sets up students with people who will do their homework.

Now, with how popular online classes have become, they even have an option for students to pay others to take their college-level courses for them.

There is a section on their website that talks about how you get what you pay for – they have varying prices for different services. For example, if you have a class you’re aiming to do just okay in, you can pay the lower end price. If you want A+ level work, you pay for that too.

It’s definitely a website that forces you to decide if you want to do someone else’s work, and even add to your own workload. The real upside is the pay, which makes it worth considering for a good homework job.

Benefit: Can be paid really good money

Disadvantage: Have to add more to your schedule by doing work for other people or taking their classes

Requirements: There website did not say anything about requirements, but I believe because of the nature of the website that you would have to have proof of a degree or be enrolled in university.

Salary: Depends on how well the student wants the assignment done, but the prices are fair depending on how much is expected of the tutor. Pay is also higher if you sign up to take a class for someone

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12. Help with Assignment

From what I can tell, HwA lets you upload a question or assignment, get a quote for the price depending on the difficulty of the question, the student pays and the expert gives them the solution by the agreed upon date.

While it seems like a great tool, and I’m sure it is, their website was a little unclear on how to become an expert… which makes it a less desirable option from an applying standpoint.

When looking for a homework job, I think it’s nice for the expectations and requirements for the tutor to be easily accessible. While you can submit a contact form and request information, I think this would be further on my list due an unclear picture of the qualifications required.

The real selling point of HwA for me, though, is that they provide a good amount of subject help which is a great way for a variety of tutors in different subjects to find work.

Benefit: Great variety of subjects so tutors can sign up for multiple things

Disadvantage: Unclear if you’re going to be hired because you have to fill out a contact form

Requirements: Have to fill out a contact form, but their website doesn’t have any other information

Salary: Changes depending on how much the answer is quoted for and what the tutor/student agree on

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13. EduBoard  

This was one of my personal favorite websites for a homework job just because the process is so simple… similar to other sites, students are able to post what they need help with, set a price and find a tutor to get help.

I think it makes the process for both student and tutor quick and easy, and not to mention flexible, because it’s all on a needs-based system.

EduBoard is also big on making sure results are long-lasting and encourage students to set up regular tutoring if they are struggling. As a tutor, I think this is super appealing because it’s guaranteed income!

The biggest drawback is that EduBoard takes 20% commission. This isn’t as bad if you have someone who keeps coming back to you, but if you are trying to find a homework job to bring in some quick cash every once in a while, this may not be the website for you.

Benefit: Ability to build good relationships with students to encourage them to return for help

Disadvantage:  They take a 20% commission

Requirements: Wasn’t clear on what the requirements were, but like most, I assume there is a degree or university enrollment requirement

Salary: Depends on the assignment and also how much EduBoard takes after the commission

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14. Studypool  

Studypool is an interesting website to investigate because it’s based on a bidding system. Tutors place bids to answer the questions provided by students. If the student accepts a bid, that tutor gets paid the amount of money they bid for and gives the student the answer.

It’s more of a fast-paced homework job, meaning the projects and help are more on an as-needed basis and there is no guarantee your bid will be accepted. It’s a bit more of a gamble, but it’s also a great resource to use!

Benefit: Based on a bidding system, so you are able to choose your hours well

Disadvantage:  But also, the bidding system means that you may not have a guaranteed income

Requirements: Their tab called “Become a Tutor” has a place to sign up, but I couldn’t find anything about requirements. If you’re interested, I still think it’s worth starting the application to see what kind of requirements there are

Salary: Their website says there is an ability to make up to $7,500 a month tutoring – but I’m not sure how many hours that entails

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15. My Homework Done

This website is mostly writing services, and the requirements are that the writer is fluent in English, demonstrates a good understanding of professional writing in different contexts (analytical, business, etc.) and has at least a high school level education.

The fact that My Homework Done only requires a high school level education (at minimum) can make this a great option for a tutor who is still in school or is a decent writer and needs some extra cash.

The system is all fixed rates that depend on subject and length. Additionally, for science-related papers there is a bidding system in place for projects like lab reports. This means that the student can pick the writer that they think is best equipped to help them and has the best deal.

One really appealing aspect of the website is that returning students can choose to have the same writer for another project. In that case, the writer is actually offered a bonus! I think this is a super great deal for writers looking for a homework job.

It’s a good website that offers a variety of options for both writers and students which is super reassuring on both ends! Just keep an eye out as they hire at different times and are not always looking for writers!

Benefit: High school students can become writers

Disadvantage:  Only for paper writing

Requirements: High school level education or higher, have to show expertise in the subject

Salary: All based on fix rates, there are different prices required for the length of the paper or the subject – and there is the opportunity for bonuses as well!

Sign up here

16. Upwork 

Upwork is a lot like Freelancer in the way that it isn’t just for finding homework jobs. It’s a website that connects freelance workers with all types of companies, but there is definitely a demand for homework help.

I like that Upwork is super flexible, and you can find and apply to projects when you need to. For someone with a busy schedule, I love this website because I could apply to a bunch of jobs during a certain window and after completion I can step away for however long I need.

The one big downside I see to websites like this is that it requires you to submit a sort of cover letter to apply for the job, since it’s a website intended for any freelance position. This makes sense for the website but seems a bit tedious when you’re looking for a quick homework job.

Nevertheless, it’s guaranteed decent pay from a reputable website, so it’s still definitely worth looking into!

Benefit: Super flexible scheduling and you choose what you want to work on

Disadvantage:  Cover letters and resumes

Requirements: Since you’re applying to jobs, it’s up to the person to think if you are qualified.

Salary: Depends on how much the client is willing to pay, but the great part about this kind of website is you can communicate back and forth to negotiate pay.

17. Fiverr 

Here is another freelance site but one that is more so for finding a homework job… Fiverr even offers an entire service that is focused on matching freelancers with students seeking help.

I like that this one can be more specific toward homework help and it starts at a flat rate of $5 but as an expert you can charge more for longer/more difficult assignments.

I like that it can be a good way to get some quick cash or more money if you have the time to really sit with an assignment for a bit. Definitely a website worth checking out if freelancing is more your style!

Benefit: More geared towards homework help

Disadvantage: Not guaranteed super good pay

Requirements: I couldn’t find what the requirements are, but since it’s a freelance website you probably need a decent resume

Salary: Flat rate of $5 for answering questions but if you’re an expert you can try to charge more for bigger assignments

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18. Just Answer

This website reminds me a lot of Quora or Ask.fm because you can find questions that you know how to answer and get paid to answer them!

It isn’t just all random, though! You have to sign up as an expert and must have a degree for what subjects you apply to be an expert in.

Price will depend on the subject as well as the difficulty of the question, so it’s a good way to at least make a quick buck.

Benefit: Paid to answer questions you know the answer to

Disadvantage: Website is super lacking and there isn’t a lot of information

Requirements: I tried to find absolutely anything and the website was super unclear.

Salary: Another thing lacking from the website – which isn’t promising

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19. AllHomework.net 

What I think I loved most about this website is how easy it is to navigate as a tutor. AllHomework.net provides homework help for students in all subjects and they have decent pay for tutors as well.

Just from taking a quick glance at their website, a short essay that a student wants back in a week is $39.95, which is a pretty good price if you’re a writer.

They have a place at the bottom of their homepage where experts can apply. Right now they are looking for people to fill homework help jobs in biology, accounting, geography and English literature. I think it’s a great place to start for a tutor and has clear expectations that guarantee payment.

Benefit: Easy website to navigate as a tutor

Disadvantage: They are only hiring for certain subjects

Requirements: Have to apply via the website and it doesn’t say what the requirements are – I’m sure there are degree requirements or a way to prove expertise

Salary: A short essay starts at $39.95 and prices go up from there depending on the assignment

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20. Wyzant 

Wyzant is intriguing to me because it offers one-on-one tutoring online or in-person.

It has a very user-friendly website that is easy to use and provides a comprehensive list of subjects that tutors are ready to teach.

Applying to become a tutor is super easy and you are able to set your rate depending on what you believe you deserve for the experience you have.

I think because of the more hands-on experience of Wyzant, either online or in-person, this may be a more time-consuming kind of homework job, but it does guarantee some good pay and you are able to be flexible with your preferred mode of tutoring and schedule.

Benefit: Has ability to meet online or in-person

Disadvantage: Seems more like a time obligation

Requirements: You have to have a degree, and the higher the degree the higher you can set your rate

Salary: The rate you demand is set based on what you think you deserve

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BONUS-Let’s Talk About The SAT And ACT 

The great thing about all of these websites is that whether you’re someone looking for help with homework or trying to get paid outside of a 9-5 job, these sites can all help you do that!

A bonus to a lot of these websites is that they help with standardized test prep. If you are anything like me, standardized testing was the worst thing about applying to college – I am 100% not a test taker!

But it seems like we are on the up-and-up because a lot of colleges are moving away from requiring standardized testing and are making things like the SAT and ACT optional.

When you start compiling your list of possible schools to apply to, I think it’s super beneficial to organize your schools by test-required and test-optional. You might even find that a lot of the schools at the top of your list are test-optional!

The best way I can recommend finding out if a school is test-optional or not is going straight to the source – the university website. When you go to any university website with the intention of applying, it’s easy to find “application requirements,” and most times schools will say outright whether they are test-optional or not.

It’s important to remember that some schools are test-optional permanently or just for certain school years, just keep an eye out!

To get the process started, here is a list of 15 schools I’ve found that are test-optional just to get the ball rolling.

  1. Butler University. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Boston University. Boston, MA
  3. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
  4. Ohio University. Athens, OH
  5. Princeton University. Princeton, NJ.
  6. Yale University. New Haven, CT
  7. Penn State University. Centre County, PA
  8. Santa Clara University. Santa Clara, CA
  9. Tufts University. Middlesex County, MA
  10. Columbia University. New York City, NY
  11. Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH
  12. Clemson University. Clemson, SC
  13. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY
  14. Loyola University Chicago. Chicago, IL
  15. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA

Read more: Test Optional Colleges – Colleges Not Requiring SAT in 2021 – 2022

Now just remember these are only 15! There are tons of universities that are test-optional… just start looking and happy applying!

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Test Optional Colleges-Colleges NOT Requiring SAT in 2021-2022

Applying to college? We got you. Here is the ultimate guide on SAT optional colleges beyond the 2021 academic year.

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Usually, they’re high up on the agenda of most high school students who are approaching graduation and the start of a four-year college degree.

In the hopes of achieving the best possible score on your SAT and ACT, hours of tutoring, studying, practice — and if you’re anything like me — tears often go into preparing for them, so that you can attract the attention of admissions teams working at the nation’s most prestigious institutions.

But as far as standardized testing is concerned, things are set to change as schools and students move forward and out of a global pandemic.

This may be the start of a new wave of SAT-optional colleges sweeping its way across the country.

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New SAT and ACT Test-Optional Policies

In light of the widespread disruption that COVID-19 has had on education throughout the U.S. and the entire world, an unprecedented number of schools have recently modified their testing policies.

As a result, 72% of colleges and universities have now adopted test-optional policies; in fact, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) has found that more than 1,570 schools will not require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores during the 2021 admissions cycle.

What’s more is that many will remain as SAT-optional colleges beyond this year’s round of admissions, including the University of California system.

On May 21, the leading public university system voted to phase out the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement over the next four years — for those applying to the 10 schools who make up the consortium, submitting standardized tests will be optional through 2024.

Undoubtedly, this news has left millions of high school juniors and seniors breathing huge sighs of relief. After all, applying to college is stressful under any circumstances — I can certainly vouch for that.

But following a year of canceled proms, endless hours of Zoom classes, and constant uncertainty, it only seems fair to remove the added pressure of standardized testing from the equation.

For the most part, this has been done, with 85% of the 100 top liberal arts colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report announcing that they will function as SAT/ACT test-optional colleges during the 2021 admissions cycle.

Yet, long before the coronavirus brought the word to a standstill, many have pushed to make testing requirements more flexible, or to remove them from the college admissions system altogether.

Acceptance into the nation’s most competitive schools often comes with the expectation of an equally competitive test score.

Why Do We Take The SAT/ACT?

Without it, many students — albeit, those with a long list of impressive skills, talents, and achievements to their name — find that their dream school is simply out of reach.

Indeed, I found myself in this exact situation after repeatedly earning the same test score, one that I was told wasn’t good enough to even get my application read by some of the selective colleges that I aspired to attend.

The very fact that so much — namely, a young person’s entire future — can ride on a single test raises questions about the way in which higher education in the U.S. operates.

It suggests that some kind of reform is needed, or is at least a possibility.

Indeed, while some schools or parents may be in the position to offer extra tutoring to students in preparation for the tests, many are not afforded this luxury.

In addition to this, simply sitting the SAT/ACT can be a financial hardship for students living in financial precarity or for those coming from low-income households.

Nowadays, the cost of standardized testing ranges anywhere from $50 to $70.

Therefore, as long as students’ access to test preparation and the test-taking itself remains unequal, should the SAT or ACT continue to play such an integral role in the college admissions process?

Especially when most of us will never even be asked about these scores beyond this period of our lives?

Of course, COVID-19 has only emphasized these disparities, as hours of in-person learning have been lost and the digital divide has widened.

Last March, as the pandemic entered its early stages and schools were forced to close across the nation, a staggering 16 million U.S. K-12 students lacked access to a working device, reliable high-speed internet, or both.

This left many students struggling to keep up with their school work — never mind the ability to perfect their SAT or ACT test score.

Furthermore, in a world where testing policies are relaxed, America’s most esteemed colleges can expect to receive not only more applications as a whole, but more applications from a greater range of students.

A New Way Of Applying

This has proven to be true in this year’s round of admissions; the 2020-2021 undergraduate application cycle witnessed a 36.3% spike in Ivy League applications, with the likes of Columbia University receiving 51% more applications.

Notably, applications to larger and more selective institutions from first-generation students rose by 20%, and with all eight Ivy League schools extending their test-optional policy to include 2022 admissions, supporters of test-optional policies are hopeful that an increasing number of first-generation low-income students and students of color will continue to apply to colleges they may otherwise never have considered.

In fact, research has shown that a student’s high school grade-point average is five times more likely to predict academic success than an ACT score.

Rather than demonstrating a student’s level or intelligence or how likely it is that an applicant will thrive at a top university, standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT often reveal more about an applicant’s background, namely their race, class, and income level.

Therefore, as much as the influx in SAT and ACT-optional colleges may be recent, trends observed during this year of college admissions alone suggest that more flexible testing policies can be incredibly beneficial for students and colleges alike.

With students expanding the scope of colleges they consider, schools will gain access to a wider pool of applicants, encouraging them to create diverse, well-rounded, and enriched student bodies that reflect the society around them.

Of course, as testing policies change, admissions teams will also have to modify their practices and approaches. Princeton’s dean of admissions, Karen Richardson, recently made a statement addressing the university’s new testing policies.

 

“While our policy has long been that SAT subject tests are recommended but not required, now seems the appropriate time to reiterate that applicants who do not submit subject tests will not be disadvantaged in our process,” Richardson explained. “SAT or ACT test scores are only one part of our holistic review.”

 

In other words, since students now have the choice of whether to submit their test scores and decide if their results accurately reflect their academic abilities, admissions teams will have to evaluate applicants in different ways, ways that will veer them toward the “holistic review” Richardson mentioned.

Above all, now is a time like never before for colleges to truly consider all of the attributes that a student has to offer; notably, those outside of a test-taking capacity.

Williams College, which was deemed the nation’s top liberal arts college by the U.S. News & World Report, declared itself an SAT and ACT-optional college for the next two years, and it seems as if many will continue to join this list — or even go one step further.

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Similar to that of the University of California system, Rhodes College in Tennessee has announced that it will remain test-optional for the next three years as part of a pilot program. Following this period, Rhodes College has said that it will reevaluate its testing requirements.

It goes without saying that test scores aren’t the only thing that universities look for during the admissions process; however, they have traditionally played a significant role in determining which applicants are above average and, therefore, should be offered a place at some of the country’s most renowned schools.

Not only does an exceptional test score showcase a candidate’s academic skills, but many argue that it demonstrates a willingness to prepare for a challenging test as well as an admirable commitment to making a university application the best that it can be.

With this in mind, mass shifts in testing policy across thousands of colleges have not been met without their critics, particularly when some policies are set to remain beyond the 2021 admissions cycle at several institutions.

To a certain extent, I can understand these concerns; the very fact that a universal test is required by colleges ensures some degree of fairness and transparency in the admissions process.

Brandon McCoy, the project manager of education policy at the Manhattan Institute has voiced concerns in keeping with this line of reasoning.

“Standardized tests are one of the closest approximations we have to a uniform metric,” said McCoy in a recent article.

Without the SAT or ACT,  questions inevitably arise as to how colleges will be able to single out candidates from others and guarantee that the admissions process has indeed been conducted fairly.

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Test-Optional Colleges

Below is a list of colleges that have announced that they will be test-optional during this year’s college admissions period and/or beyond the 2021 academic year.

  • Amherst College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Barnard College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Brown University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Cornell University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • California Institute of Technology: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Claremont McKenna College: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Cornell University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Columbia University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Dartmouth College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Duke University: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Emory University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Georgetown University: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Harvard University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Johns Hopkins University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Middlebury College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Northwestern University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Princeton University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Pomona College: Test-optional for Fall 2021.
  • Rice University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Stanford University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Swarthmore College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Tufts University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • University of Pennsylvania: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Vanderbilt University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.
  • Williams College: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • University of California system: Test-optional until 2024
  • University of Notre Dame:  Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023.
  • Yale University: Test-optional for Fall 2021, Fall 2022.

Regardless of whether these changes have been welcomed or not, stay-at-home orders have prompted the College Board and ACT, Inc. to cancel nationwide administrations of the SAT and ACT exams, leaving the future of standardized testing as we know it to be unclear.

Who knows whether these tests will still exist for college hopefuls in the next decade, or if an entirely new kind of exam will replace what was once the SAT and ACT.

In either case, with so many institutions now operating as SAT-optional colleges, it would seem as if nothing is off the table for college admissions in years to come.

Key Takeaways

  • More than 1,500 colleges and universities have announced that they will not require students to submit SAT/ ACT scores during the 2021 admissions cycle, largely because of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Many colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, will remain SAT-optional beyond this academic year as pilot programs are launched to explore the role of standardized testing in college admissions.
  • This may lead to entire changes in testing policies at schools such as Rhodes College and those who are part of the University of California system.
  • Standardized testing has previously been challenged over various concerns: The ACT/SAT are not true indicators of academic ability; access to and the outcomes of such tests vary depending on a number of external factors, such as a student’s financial circumstances; there is too much importance attributed to a single test and a single score; and certain groups of students are discouraged from applying to top-ranked universities and colleges because of these tests.
  • Some are opposed to test-policy reform, stressing that without the ACT/SAT, the college admissions process may lack fairness and become less transparent as schools may struggle to distinguish exceptional and deserving students from thousands of applicants.

Note: While a school may be test-optional, it is not necessarily test-blind. A test-blind school will not accept or consider test scores in its admissions process.

Meanwhile, a test-optional school may not require applicants to submit test scores, but unless explicitly stated, it will consider any test scores that are submitted to them.

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If you’re in the middle of writing your CommonApp essay and wondering what schools to consider, or if you’re simply thinking about applying to college, then check out this video.

It will provide you with a complete rundown of the latest college admissions trends so that you can go into the process in the best shape possible and with all the information you need.

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Giving speeches can be incredibly intimidating, no matter if it’s for school, a job, a conference…it’s scary!

What’s even a little more intimidating is giving a persuasive speech. I remember when I took a class where we had to learn the “art of persuasion,” as they call it, and it was unnerving knowing that I had to try to get a group of people in my class to agree with me on something they may have entirely different opinions about.

While I had to take an entire class to sort of understand how a persuasive speech works, I did all of that so you don’t have to.

This is a one-stop-shop to persuasive speeches, from learning what they are, what makes them up, tips on how to write and present, and even 140 persuasive speech topics that you can either use yourself or use as a jumping-off point to find something you like even more!

In this post:

What is a Persuasive Speech?

A persuasive speech has one very clear goal – for the speaker to convince (or persuade) the audience into believing or at least accepting the speaker’s specific viewpoint.

Mastering persuasive speeches can be super helpful in a bunch of different fields. Whether you’re in an actual debate, trying to land a sales pitch, in a law office, or even just in a classroom, persuasive speaking is incredibly common in our everyday lives.

Even though we use persuasive speeches or language throughout our day-to-day lives, persuasive speeches can be traced all the way back to Aristotle! He came up with the components of logical reason (logos), human character (ethos), and emotion (pathos) – but we’ll get more into those in a second.

Persuasive speeches are important to master because understanding how to craft and eventually present them means you are picking up incredibly vital tools.

Learning how to capture the attention of an audience, organize information in a logical and clear manner, and connect with an audience so that they trust you enough to believe what you’re saying will not only make for a great speech, but will set you up with tools that you can carry into different situations.

So, now that you know a little bit about what a persuasive speech is and what its goals are, let’s get into the…

Components of a Persuasive Speech

When I was a junior in college, I took an entire class about the art of persuasion.

Now, I took a whole course on it, so obviously there is a lot to creating a strong persuasive speech, but here are the main components to keep in mind for when you start building one.

Ethos: this is the part of a persuasive speech that builds trust and establishes credibility.

Ethos can be used throughout, but you mainly want to use it at the beginning of your speech, in the introduction. It’s a way of getting the audience to trust you.

One way to create a strong ethos is by sharing a personal story of how you connect to the topic of your speech.

Another way is to tell the audience what authority you have in giving the speech – i.e., if you’re a doctor presenting about economics, the audience might not think you have as strong of credibility, whereas if you were a doctor presenting about the importance of a healthy diet, it would be easier to trust the information.

Pathos: now, this is all about emotion.

My professor would always advise us on the importance of a strong emotional appeal when giving a persuasive speech.

While at first, I didn’t necessarily get what she meant, when I wrote my speech about the importance of birth control coverage, I learned that my argument was stronger when I told the audience why I was passionate about the subject.

Kind of like with ethos, where the audience wants to make sure the speaker is knowledgeable about the subject, pathos makes a persuasive speech more convincing because the audience sees and hears the passion in what you’re saying.

When I started my speech talking about my own personal struggles with birth control, my argument was much more convincing than if I had just started with facts and figures, because the audience got to see a side of me that let them know what I was saying was raw and real.

Logos: even though you don’t want to start with the facts and figures, logos are probably the most important part of your speech, because it’s all about logic and providing support to your argument.

After telling the audience why I was so passionate about fair access to birth control, I started sharing statistics that demonstrated how many individuals do not have access to any contraceptives.

Logic and reason, here, are usually provided through evidence or stories that can be used as support. If you think of your speech kind of like an essay, this is the part where you are providing facts to back up your claims – except you’re speaking it!

You can really tell a well-crafted persuasive speech by whether or not the speaker solely relies on logos. Obviously, having credible sources, points, and evidence are all super vital to your argument and ability to persuade someone, but unless you establish credibility and shared emotion, you are just relying on facts.

In the world we live in today, in order to convince someone you are right, you have to appeal to all aspects of their identity, and that isn’t just about the facts.

If there is any advice I can give you when it comes to mastering the components of a persuasive speech and really making sure you get to the hearts of the audience, it’s to outline what you want to say with these three major components in mind.

When I wrote my speech, I started by just telling my story, and then moved into talking about how I researched the topic and looked at many different sources.

In a way, I told the audience that even though I am not a medical professional, my information is credible because I took the time to understand the laws in place, societal perceptions of contraception, etc.

THEN I moved into the statistics, figures, personal accounts, quotations from different laws, and so on.

Throughout the speech, even when I was talking about the logos side of things, I still made sure that I connected my points to my personal experience to keep drawing the audience into my story as well as the facts.

If you really take the time to think about each of these components and making sure they come to life, you will increase your chances of convincing at least one person that what you are saying is right.

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Tips to Write a Good Persuasive Speech Topic

So, you’ve finally made it to the part where you must craft your speech. What’s important to remember while writing a persuasive speech is that you want to sound like yourself!

While these tips can help guide you in making sure your speech is well structured, always keep in mind that a speech won’t be very good if it’s fake.

While these tips can lead you in the right direction, just make sure that you add some of your personality – if you’re goofier, incorporate some jokes. Take these tips and make them your own! That’s how your speech is really going to shine.

Without further ado:

  • Grab their attention from the very beginning. Whether it’s sharing a personal anecdote, shocking people with a wild statistic, or telling a joke, the best way to make sure people are engaged from start to finish is by drawing them in with something exciting.
  • Make sure you find something in common with the audience. In a speech class I took, my professor talked about the importance of common ground. To really be persuasive, you must show your audience that they have a reason to trust you. Whether it’s talking about a personal experience that a lot of people can relate to, or certain beliefs you know your audience may hold, finding a reason to make the audience trust you will help them to be persuaded.
  • Provide the audience with a roadmap. Right before you get into the nitty-gritty, it might be a good idea to let your audience know what to expect.
  • Remember the power of repetition. This doesn’t mean saying the same sentence over and over again in the exact same way, but always come back to the same ideas or keywords to really help the audience remember what the point is.
  • Don’t freak if you mess up. Everyone gets nervous, and letting your nerves take over when trying to persuade someone will probably do you more harm than good in the long run. Either gloss over a mistake or even just say “you know what, I’m talking a bit too fast and stumbling over my words, I just get so excited talking about __________. Let me take a breath and calm down.”
  • Color code your written speech! This is not only helpful to do so that you can make sure you have elements of ethos, pathos, and logos (by color-coding them different colors), it also makes it easier to memorize. I’ve used this trick countless times, and it’s so much easier to glance down at a sheet of paper when you get a little lost speaking and have your eyes know exactly where to go.

Here are also just a few quick tips to carry with you throughout the writing and speaking process:

  • Write as you talk.
  • Be concise in your points.
  • Make eye contact when you speak.
  • Practice. Practice. Practice.
  • Don’t speak too quickly!

Now that you have an idea of what you’re doing, the next step is picking a topic. This part can be very intimidating, but don’t worry – I’ve got you covered with a bunch of different persuasive speech topics in different categories!

Top Persuasive Speech Topics (General)

Legalization and decriminalization of marijuana

  1. Students should be given textbooks for free
  2. Colleges should provide free parking to students
  3. Funding towards space exploration should be decreased exponentially, if not completely discontinued
  4. Parents should not have access to their children’s grades
  5. Can money buy happiness?
  6. You should read more books
  7. The legal age of adulthood should be changed to 21 (US)
  8. The drinking and smoking ages should be lowered to 18 (US)
  9. The moon landing: real or fake?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Health

  1. The ethics behind abortion – should it be legalized in all 50 states?
  2. Are non-GMO foods really more beneficial?
  3. Are energy drinks good for you?
  4. Why breakfast is the most important meal of your day
  5. Schools should (or shouldn’t) teach sex education
  6. The dangers of e-cigarettes, vapes, and Juuls to our health
  7. Plastic surgery should only be used on people who have been affected by appearance changing incidents and those who need it for their health – it should not be cosmetic
  8. Should we put more focus on developing widely accessible oral male birth control, or should it be up to the woman?
  9. Is the hybrid health care system as adopted in the US the best system for society?
  10. Should euthanasia be decriminalized?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Religion

  1. Is it ethical to allow teen marriages in church?
  2. Christian views on same-sex marriage
  3. Should religious businesses be allowed to withhold services to gay people?
  4. Should the church and the state truly be separate? Is that possible?
  5. Is atheism a threat to society?
  6. Should all schools teach some form of religion as part of their curriculum?
  7. What are the religious views on cloning?
  8. Can religion be attributed as the cause of most social and political conflicts in history?
  9. Do Heaven and Hell really exist?
  10. Does being a “good person” and being kind to others mean you will automatically get into Heaven?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on the Arts

  1. Should schools enforce an art curriculum?
  2. How can we make art be seen on a level playing field with subjects like math or science? Should they be seen equally?
  3. Is a picture really worth 1,000 words?
  4. Is political art an effective form of protest?
  5. Should graffiti be considered art?
  6. Importance of making museums free
  7. Should offensive or inappropriate language be taken out of classic literature?
  8. How do we measure talent when art is incredibly subjective?
  9. Is photography an art form?
  10. Should artists stop charging for their work?

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Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Sports

  1. Are college sports coaches making too much money?
  2. Should college athletes receive “special treatment”? (i.e. extra time on assignments, leniency, extra help outside of class, etc)
  3. Co-ed sports – should we begin trying to make co-ed sports the standard and start to eliminate women’s and men’s leagues?
  4. The gender pay gap in sports…female athletes getting paid less than male athletes even if the team is performing better on average
  5. How to help eliminate homophobia in sports
  6. Should women’s sports teams exclusively be coached by female coaches?
  7. How should transgender people fit into competition (i.e. should they be forced to play in groups of their assigned gender at birth or the gender they identity with? Separate leagues?)
  8. Sha’Carri Richardson being suspended from the Olympics because she tested positive for having marijuana in her system
  9. Male athletes receiving more media coverage than female athletes
  10. Should sports teams with names or mascots who have a history rooted in racism be forced to change their names or mascots?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Economics

  1. How free trade agreements benefit or harm workers
  2. Who is to blame for rising energy prices?
  3. Should the minimum wage be higher? Fixed between all states? Completely eliminated?
  4. Should protectionist measures against big corporations be more encouraged?
  5. Is the World Bank productive?
  6. All interns should be paid
  7. Why should imported products come with an extra tax?
  8. Should the US include sales tax in their price tags?
  9. Is it the responsibility of the government to provide housing for the homeless?
  10. Should minimum wage be raised in correlation to gas prices rising?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Entertainment

  1. Beauty pageants are unethical and cause young girls to develop self-image issues
  2. Can television be used as an educational tool, or is it inhibiting young people from being able to properly focus?
  3. The entertainment industry is harmful to self-image and confidence
  4. Reality shows are toxic and should be banned from television
  5. Social media is one of the leading sources of fake news
  6. Social media influencers are a detriment to society
  7. Cancel culture is negatively impacting us
  8. Advertisements on social media and in print are some of the leading causes of self-image issues in teens
  9. The entertainment industry upholds the sexualization of women
  10. Listening to music can have many positive impacts on your day-to-day life and overall mood

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Academics

  1. Attending college should be free
  2. There should be a system in place where students can have free access to a set of college-level courses to decide if college is right for them before investing thousands of dollars
  3. Would eliminating the possibility of tenure improve or worsen higher education?
  4. Should same-sex institutions be banned?
  5. Should all schools be required to include some courses surrounding the importance of mental health?
  6. Benefits (or downfalls) of year-round schooling at any grade level
  7. Should all schools in the US change to the metric system?
  8. Open note tests are more beneficial to students’ learning than closed-book tests
  9. Should schools get rid of grades to eliminate grade-related stress? What about making the standards for certain grades the same across all universities to ensure certain standards of education?
  10. Should we completely eliminate standardized testing for all institutions?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Ethics

  1. Should you be allowed to take back an animal you adopted from a shelter?
  2. Is it okay for children under 17 to see an R-rated movie if they are accompanied by an adult?
  3. Should individuals be forced to stand for the national anthem?
  4. Should insurance companies/employers be forced to cover birth control if it conflicts with personal religious beliefs?
  5. Zoos and circuses as forms of animal abuse that gains a profit
  6. The ethics behind IVF or gene-selecting in babies
  7. Should we work to hold celebrities and influencers accountable if they promote products that are harmful, even if they don’t actually use the product and are just profiting off the endorsement?
  8. Should violent video games be banned and discontinued for promoting violence?
  9. The harm childhood actors face as they grow up, and how to prevent it
  10. Slurs and offensive/racist language should be banned from TV and movies, even if they fit the context of the story

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on the Environment

  1. Plastic bags are incredibly harmful to our planet, and we should try to stop using them
  2. Hunting is detrimental to biodiversity
  3. Climate change is killing our planet
  4. Climate change is causing a great influx in immigration
  5. Electric cars are the way of the future
  6. How household and industrial waste is harming our planet
  7. Prevention of wildfires
  8. How and why to enforce reduce, reuse, recycle
  9. The ethics behind becoming vegetarian or vegan to help the environment
  10. Should we ban oil drilling in Alaska?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Fashion

  1. Colors in fashion should not be attributed to any gender
  2. Fast fashion is unethical
  3. Sustainable fashion is too expensive to fill your closet with
  4. The fashion industry is toxic
  5. The fashion industry negatively affects self-image and beauty standards
  6. The desire for name-brand items is classist
  7. Articles of clothing should not be gendered (i.e. dresses should not be just for girls/women)
  8. Fashion is one of the best ways to express who you are
  9. The fashion industry can encourage appropriation of cultural clothing
  10. Uniforms should be required (or banned) at all educational institutions

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Motivation

  1. How to let go of the past
  2. The power of positive thinking
  3. Bullet journaling is the future
  4. How to turn weaknesses into strengths
  5. How to manage your expectations
  6. The difference between winning and succeeding
  7. The power of hobbies
  8. Breaking bad habits
  9. Starting your day with affirmations can better your future
  10. Should schools get rid of homework requirements?

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Travel

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  1. Traveling lowers stress levels
  2. Traveling encourages a healthier lifestyle because it forces you to be more active
  3. Studying abroad should be encouraged (maybe even required) at a university level to encourage cultural immersion
  4. Travel should be required for students studying a foreign language to encourage a better grasp of the language
  5. Traveling opens up more beneficial networking opportunities than looking only in your surrounding community
  6. Traveling can become addictive, which can have harmful consequences
  7. Traveling can make you appreciate your home more
  8. Vaccination requirements should (or shouldn’t) be enforced around the world after COVID-19
  9. Eco-tourism is important for sustainable development across the world
  10. Airplane tickets should be cheaper, and prices should not vary depending on what website you buy them from

Top Persuasive Speech Topics on Technology

  1. Using drones to deliver packages rather than services like UPS, Amazon, etc.
  2. Self-driving cars: a good idea or a safety hazard?
  3. Desktop computers are obsolete
  4. The internet should be censored
  5. All published books should also have a PDF available
  6. Hybrid vehicles safe energy
  7. Depending on technology makes people lazy and complacent
  8. Identity chips should be inserted in everyone at birth
  9. E-books should (or shouldn’t) replace paper books
  10. All social networking apps should be forced to provide a way to verify every user’s identity to limit instances of catfishing

I hope these persuasive speech topic ideas have taken at least a little stress off of writing your speech!

Just remember as you look through these that you can argue absolutely any side to these topics or answer the questions in any way you like.

There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer – it’s all about finding the side you believe in and trying to convince everyone else to believe it too!

Want more resources? Watch this video on persuasive speech topics!

Happy speaking!

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