Choosing a topic is the first step in the research process for an argument assignment. The following considerations below will assist you in picking a topic that is manageable.
1. Pick a topic that interests you and is controversial or debatable.
2. The topic should give you several options for research that can easily be narrowed.
3. Meets your professor's requirements for the assignment (some topics might not be allowed or have been overused).
The resources below will provide ideas for argumentative topics that are controversial. These tend to be the current and popular topics so if you are interested in a local issue or something that is more obscure, check out the newspaper databases and subject specific databases later in this guide.
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