Argument Writing

Step One


ChoosingA Topic


One of the hardest things for students is picking a topic that can be argued. While there are literally millions of topics in the world, coming up with one you feel comfortable with can be quite challenging.


You may choose any topic you like. However, here are some sample topics you may feel free to use. If none of these topics works for you, feel free to do the scientific method.On a piece of paper, list about twenty topics you feel would be worthy of argument. Cut each of them out, so you have twenty pieces of paper, each with one topic written on it. Put all of them in a hat, paper bag, food container, etc. Then, shake the container. Finally, close your eyes; reach in, and choose out one. That is your topic.Whatever you do, try choose your topic early. The earlier you complete this task, the sooner youíll be able to move on to Step IIóDeveloping a Thesis Statement.


Topics for Writing

(Click on a topic to jump to thesis statements & web links with possible sources for information about your toipc.)


Bioethics ethics in Life Sciences

Assisted Suicide

Cloning Research

Genetic Testing


Computing Issues the social implications

Intellectual Property & Piracy

Cybercrime and Privacy


Ethics & Money sport or business

College Athletics and Money

Salaries of Professsional Athletes


Constitutional Issues

Electoral College System

Gun Control

Militias & the Federal Government

The Death Penalty

Reform of the US Penal System

Mass Media and Privacy


Social Concerns quality of life

Airline Passenger Rights

Animal Rights

Child Abuse Laws

Gambling on  College Athletics

Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana

Privatization of Social Security


Education Issues our public schools

School Safety

The Arts in Public Education

Bilingual Education

Improving Educational Standards

School Safety

College Athletics and Money

School Choice: Vouchers & Charters


Military and Defense Issues

Military Force in Afghanistan


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