Organize and write your essay using my guidelines: The article gives not only topic ideas, but also links to good essays and research articles you can use to help you write your paper. A good way to look for statistics and facts that are easy to find is to search on Google Scholar, or to use a regular Google search but put "government" into your search.
Make sure you look up a government website, which will provide authoritative sources. What is great about these websites is that if you look at the bottom of the article, they usually have links to the original papers. Those papers are excellent sources for your research, and can often give you plenty of information for your paper.
Ask your instructor to see if they will also accept the government websites as research sources. A final way to get sources is to look for a medical or non-profit organization that researches that topic. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.
Hi Ryan--I'll add some! My students are mostly between , but many students writing argument essays are older. Virginia, Could you help me think of an argumentative topic about retirement age? I do not know how to write about it! Hi Stephen-I have several articles that tell you all of the steps you need to know for writing your argument paper.
Just look at my profile or look at the articles linked to the side. This is a great resource. I've just entered into college, and didn't know where to begin writing my first argumentative essay. Do you know or have you written of anything to do with the argumentative essay of "should smoking be banned" because I have to do essays with research and I need some reliable sites.
I'm glad that younger students are finding my work too. Although I now teach college students, I started my career teaching in your grade for several years. I will have to put together some topics for primary grade students. Until then, you might want to look at my High School Topics, which have many ideas which are good for your age too.
I don't know what to do at first. I was clueless and was browsing for answers but none of them made sense except for this. Thank you very much! I am a Junior in high school and I have to write an argumentative paper. Your insight on how to do so has been extremely helpful.
I wanted to thank you for your intelligence on how to write an argumentative paper. This website was very useful for picking out a topic for my essay. Again, thank you for helping me out! I find this website very interesting and helpful. Thank you for making it! Your tips on writing essays is really helping me out.
You are welcome to shift the focus of the questions to whether governments should take action. My questions and topic ideas are just a starting point. I teach my students that there are a variety of ways to solve problems and one of those is by having governments or larger groups take action.
However, I want my students to focus more on how they and their audience can personally take responsibility and action, so often my questions are more locally written. In my class, I focus on having my students address a very particular audience in their persuasive essays because effective arguments come from really thinking carefully about the viewpoint of the other person and developing points that would persuade that person.
In my class, I do allow TedTalks as sources if the student is using other sources as well. However, I don't think all professors do accept that type of source. Most people who do TedTalks have written out their arguments in papers or books, so I'd suggest you research to see if there is an online paper you can cite as well.
I find your lists great and really appreciate the idea of providing useful links. Still, I would rather shift the focus of some questions so that they ask students to think more globally, from the point of view of the state and the society. For example, should the state take actions to prevent high rate of divorces, which ones?
Are people in developed states responsible for providing water and food to the starving people around the globe? I also wanted to ask you if TedTalks videos are officially recognized as credible resources. Have you ever heard of any cases when professors forbid to use it? Thank you for a good work!
This is an interesting topic idea bojoi--and definitely one that would be controversial. I'd love to hear how you would develop your thesis.
Im about to try out your suggestions in this great article. Im excited to see what the outcome will be in how I take a more pointed or comprehensive approach in a "written debate" so to speak.
Love the great ideas! Absolutely love the list you shared with us. Thank you so much for this Article! Sometimes i find that the most easy or obvious topic the hardest to argue about. The less the words the greater the headache. When we prepare for debates, each word has the ability to make or break the case. What an interesting range of ideas and tips! Massive thanks for writing this, pal! This is very useful to those who must teach essay writing and to those who must write them.
I know I will be using this next time I teach English Comp. This is a very impressive list and great instructions. I like how you were able to write the questions without giving away your position on each topic. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. To provide a better website experience, owlcation.
Picking a question you want to know more about can make this paper more interesting. I give links to many sources. Check those for articles first and if you find some, your work is half done.
What You'll Find in this Article: Instructions for how to and how not to pick a topic. Step-by-step instructions for how to write your essay. How to Pick a Good Topic Choosing a topic that everyone is talking about makes writing an argument essay easier. Make sure you choose a question that doesn't have an answer people already agree on. Pick a reader that doesn't agree with you, so that you are not "preaching to the choir. Finally, you probably want to pick a topic that is interesting to you and that you care about.
What Topics Not to Pick: Is Deforestation Worth it? Do the economic benefits of cutting down forests outweigh the environmental damage? What kind of love leads to a lasting relationship? Is it a good idea for a father to raise his children full-time? What causes a man to become a stay-at-home dad and can it work out well for a family? Should Americans think and do more about the hunger faced by people around the world? Obesity, Dieting and Food.
Why are Americans rapidly becoming more obese? What can be done to help children maintain a healthy weight? How can people lose weight and keep it off? Is weight gain caused by genetics, environment, or some other factor? How do naturally thin people stay that way? What is the relationship between food, exercise, and weight? Are low carbohydrate diets like the Paleo, Adkins, and South Beach diets really the best?
Do planned-meal diets like Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem really work to help people keep weight off? Why are Weight Watchers and other calorie-counting diets often considered the best by doctors? Is controlling weight really a matter of "calories in, calories out? Can vegetarian diets be healthy? Why are so many people now choosing to go on gluten-free diets? Is sugar really bad for you? Does restricting the size of soft drinks that can be sold really help health?
Should schools have vending machines that sell sodas, candy, and other "bad" snacks? What can schools do to promote better health in students? Does intermittent fasting really help you to be more fit?
How can morbidly obese people lose weight safely? Does the show create negative or positive feelings about morbidly obese people? Does it exploit the contestants? How can it be prevented? How can you help an anorexic friend? Why are more young men becoming anorexic? What is morbid obesity? How does morbid obesity affect a person's health?
What should we do about the cost of healthcare for overweight people? Should there be a greater insurance premium for people who are obese? Is surgery a good method for people to lose weight?
Are sugar substitutes helpful for dieting? Is fat really bad for you? Is a low fat diet the best? Research Articles on Obesity and Dieting Here are some professional articles and websites that can help you start. The National Weight Control Registry. An account of over 10, individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time.
Diet Topic Articles from Psychology Today. Recycling and the Environment. What can we do to help people around the world have clean water to drink? Is hunting good or bad for the environment? Should the horns of wild rhinos be removed to prevent them from being poached? Can we protect wild areas and animals by promoting eco-tourism? Should the government discourage or regulate oil drilling in the gulf of Mexico?
What are the dangers of fracking? Does recycling really make a difference? Should all states adopt a deposit on soft drink bottles and cans in order to promote recycling?
You have a wonderful topic and one that is very important for your country to consider. I wish you great success in your paper. Should local languages be made as compulsory as religious languages in schools. Hi Sam, you might want to try my article about Funny Argumentative Essay Topic Ideas, or else do the negative of any idea here or in one of my many other argument essays. In a "devil's advocate" paper, you want to go against what most people think.
Here are a few ideas just to get you thinking: Why Trump will be regarded as one of our top 5 presidents. Why we should leave ISIS alone.
Why race is less a problem in America than Europe. Why the leader of North Korea isn't really crazy. I have this assignment of playing the role of devil's advocate and I can't think of a good topic! Aidyn-You add a very interesting position topic. I had not thought about schools making rules against fasting but it certainly could hurt a child's performance in school if they were fasting for a longer period than a day or two.
That could cause a school to be concerned. Thanks for your comment and idea. I greatly appreciate your website, and I have a suggestion for a topic. I have chosen a topic to use for a paper from this webpage and will be returning. Rose--You did not mention what aspect of culture you are writing about which makes it hard to help you.
However, for example, if you are writing a paper arguing to people that only like modern music that classical music is worth listening to, you could start by talking about what you agree with about modern music and acknowledge why people of your generation might prefer to listen to it.
Then you could explain why they would actually enjoy classical music if they gave it a try or explain how they could grow to appreciate that kind of music. I need help on my regerian Argument eassy on culture. I dont now how to start it, Does anyone knows how. These are great topics for the upcoming research essays. I will definitely be using one of them. Thank you for this resource! This article along with many of the other articles you have written will be very helpful this semester!
I'm looking forward to your class! Look for my articles about how to write argument or position essays for lots of ideas on how to introduce essays and find sources. Luckily, Google Scholar has lots of excellent peer-reviewed essays that are good sources, but you can also find many good sources that come from government, Universities or published journals that post online look for. One easy way to start your introduction is to tell a story about a student who is generally shy or maybe bullied but gets excited and more included by others when they are able to share about their own culture during a multiculturalism unit.
I am doing an Apa essay on "should schools be required to teach multiculturalism" any idea on how I should start my intro and what sources I should use? Bebe--You don't tell me whether your paper is a research paper or not, but I've written many articles on how to write different sorts of essays. You can use the search engine on HubPages to find them, or look at the links that usually appear when you pull up one of my articles.
To start a paper on your topic, I think I would use a story in the introduction showing a miscommunication when people don't talk face to face. Can you please help me in my position paper.
I dont how to start. My topic is cellphone,texts and emails are not as good as talking face to face. It is from yours sample: Yes Alsaifl, I think that "What is beauty? You are right that your answer would be a definition claim. Is the topics What is true beauty? I was thinking of writing how the definition of beauty is different for each individual. Great topics for a variety of essays for everyone who needs to be inspired. Voted up for useful! That Tom Hanks video is hilarious. These ideas are very thought-provoking and inspiring!
This would be an interesting article for school students. They always seem to struggle for essay ideas. Choose a question you are going to write about.
Then think about what your answer to the question is going to be. Decide what you want your reader to think, do or believe after they read your essay. That is your thesis the answer to your question. Decide who you want to persuade to believe this that is your reader or audience. Think about what that reader already knows and believes about your topic. That will help you develop your arguments. The reader should not be someone who already believes what you do. If they do, you aren't really arguing are you?
Think of at least 3 reasons why your reader should believe your thesis. Those reasons will be the main body part of your essay. Think of examples or evidence which supports each of those reasons. That is what you will use to support those three reasons.
What objections will your reader have? Write those out and also your answers to those objections. This will be a paragraph after your reasons. I've written more in detail about this in my article: Hi katha- if you look at the bottom right blue box I have the links to sample essays. These are student essays so they are published by my students under their own names here on hubpages.
Maybe I should move these up on the page so you can find them more easily. Samarah--Yes I think that vaccinating children is a very good topic. You can also narrow that to particular types of vaccinations that are new like the chickenpox vaccine or the HPV.
Another possible argument on this topic is whether or not it is true that vaccines are the main reason for better health in people today than in the past. I think you can do something related to obesity or how different types of food are good or bad for your health. Or you can talk about GMO foods or organic or locally grown produce. Xstatic--I love the fact that you do have a position on everything--I like to look at all sides of things and that is great as an instructor teaching positions, because I can play the devils advocate, but sometimes I do need to just nail down my own point of view!
A great "how to" for position papers. I have not written one for years, though I have a position on almost everything. Useful Hub and well done as usual. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. To provide a better website experience, owlcation. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.
Fact and Definition claims are good for "Definition" or "Description" essays. Cause claims are useful for "Cause Effect" or "Causal" essays. Policy claims are good for "Problem Solution" or "How to" essays. Value claims are good for "Comparison and Contrast" essays. Is there a way to reduce abortions without legislation?
Does sugar make us hungrier? This essay argues that sometimes, a nursing home can be the best choice. Poor Across Oceans This essay argues that we need to care more for people in developing countries. Hunger Hurts How can we solve the problem of hunger? Should we have a national high school exam?
Does adding days to the school year really improve learning? Cell phones control our relationships. What are its applications and possible uses in the future? Which kind of topic are you most interested in? Is China the Next Superpower? How should we respond to the global problem of illegal immigration? Who are they and where do they live? Have We Gone Too Far? War and the Military. How does war become integral to society? Race, Culture and Identity. How important is race to American identity?
This essay presents the arguments with their supporting and opposing ideas. The writer should persuade the reader to adopt his or her point of view and behavior rules. The distinctive characteristic of this type of essay is that the author needs to rebut the arguments of the opposite stance. What this means is that you need to elaborate what evidence the opposition has and find facts to refute it.
Some students even think that this type of paper is the most difficult. One thing you need to remember is that planning can ease this process a lot.
The first step of writing the paper is selecting the topic. Sometimes this step can take even twenty percent of the entire work time. We decided to make this easier for you and have gathered issues in one list which you will see below. Hopefully, our topic ideas inspire you to write an A-level paper.
Before moving to the list, we recommend that you get acquainted with these quick and useful tips. Make sure that the topic is not too broad. Try to be specific by focusing on a certain aspect of a general issue. Take into consideration that good argumentative essay topics should concern a conflict that urges many discussions in society.
It should be an important and arguable topic. When opting for an argumentative essay topic, find out whether you will be able to find proper factual information to support your arguments. Under the conditions of tight deadlines, you need to make quick, yet well-thought decisions.
All essay topics have their advantages and disadvantages. Before presenting a certain argument, make sure it is strong enough to convince the reader. Each argument should be supported with evidence consisting of facts, stats, and so on. Ask yourself the question: If it is, you are likely to perform better with your task. Every now and then finding topics for argumentative essays can be challenging for students.
There are many ways to get a topic, such as looking for it on educational websites, asking your teacher for tips, exploring the textbook, looking through argumentative essay examples or reading newspapers to understand which issues are important and controversial nowadays. Also, you should know that EssayShark.
We wish you good luck with your studying and to achieve all your academic goals! I think everyone likes these argumentative essay topics, as for me, they are rather arguable. Thank you for them! It was quite difficult for me to think of what to argue, thanks to these argument essay ideas now I know what to write about.
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