Pros And Cons Topics For Argumentative Essay
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Why an argumentative essay?
Most of the papers students write in college are arguments. This should not be surprising. We are surrounded by them. Every time we watch television, surf the Internet or read a magazine, we are bombarded with ads. Ads are persuasive arguments trying to get consumers to buy or do something. Here are a couple of ads that use interesting twists to make their argument: Kleenex Tissue Ad 1990- "Teach Them Not To Share"
- Irony is "theuseofwordstoconvey one meaningthatistheoppositeofitsliteralmeaning" ("Irony").
- What is ironic about this ad?
- What is the main argument of the Kleenex ad?
Save America's Forests
- What is ironic about this ad?
- What is the main argument of the "Save America's Forests" ad?
- Is irony an effective way to make an argument?
Elements of argument
When writing or analyzing arguments, we begin by examining how the argument appeals to the reader. There are three types of appeals utilized in arguments: logos or logical, pathos or emotional, and ethos or ethical appeals.
- Logos or the logical appeal relies upon well-developed, well-organized and well-reasoned arguments supported by evidence from reliable, authoritative sources. When writing argumentative essays and papers, we rely heavily upon the logical appeal to make our case.
- The evidence utilized in the logical appeal is usually research-based evidence: statistics, clinical studies, any empirical evidence collected carefully and methodically.
- This is also why we write in third person. We let the evidence drive our arguments, so readers do not think our work is based upon our biased viewpoint.
- Pathos or emotional appeal recognizes that humans are emotional beings. The key to using the emotional appeal successfully in papers is to provide an opportunity for an emotional response and not to try and orchestrate an emotional response.
- An example of the wrong use of an emotional appeal are infomercials for organizations like Care. While there is no doubt their work and message is important, they try to manipulate the audience with the use of emotional music, manipulative photographs, with an emotional narrative running beneath the music and images. While this may be okay for non-profit organizations, it does not work in college papers. Do not try to manipulate your audience this way.
- Also, do not try to use emotionally charged language. Stay in third person and avoid sounding biased, accusatory or self-righteous. As a writer, the people you are trying to persuade are the people who either disagree with you or are not sure. By sounding accusatory or self-righteous, you will put the opposition on the defensive, and you have already lost your argument.
- The proper use of emotions is through narrative case studies. Case studies provide the opportunity to appeal to readers' emotions. The key is not to tell the readers what to feel or to try and manipulate the readers to feel a specific emotion. Instead, writers tell the story and allow the readers to decide how they want to respond. Readers can become emotionally involved with the topic or not. It is up to them. This works well for social issues like hunger and homelessness, bullying, child abuse, or illegal immigration. The blending of specific case studies with empirical evidence creates a deeply meaningful approach to argument. If I am talking about homeless children in America, by providing the statistics on the large number of children effected by this issue along with stories of the struggles of specific children, this drives the point home. We have a name and face to go with those numbers making the argument very human.
- Ethos or the ethical appeal relates to the writer's personna being projected through the work. By using an unbiased tone and unbiased language, we project an image of trustworthiness and credibility. That is also why we use credible sources. We, as writers of college papers, do not have any credibility yet with our audience. By using authoritative, reliable sources, we borrow their credibility to help persuade readers to adopt our point of view. We are effectively saying, it is not just me that thinks this way. Here is a testimonial from Dr. So and So and his research that supports it. The research, surveys or clinical studies provides the evidence that supports the argument.
- Looking back at the ads above, what types of appeals did those ads use?
Beyond the use of these appeals, there are some other elements to consider when analyzing or writing arguments: audience,purpose, a well defined issue, compelling evidence, refutation, and persona.
- Audience: What audience does the writer have in mind? Who is the target audience the writer is trying to persuade?
- As a writer, your audience is the first consideration. This determines the language you will use, the sources you will cite, and the approach you will take.
- For example, if I were writing an anti-abortion paper, I would address a panel of scientists much differently than a church congregation. Some of my sources would change, and my language use would probably change. For scientists, I would sound more clinical. For the church congregation, I would sound more emotional.
- My evidence would change, too. For scientists, I would use clinical evidence. For a church congregation. I would use sacred text.
- What if my target audience were children instead of adults? Once again, some of my sources would change and my approach would be different.
- Purpose/Thesis: Why are you writing it? What are you trying to prove?
- The purpose is the thesis statement.
- As a writer, you need to know why you are writing the paper.
- It cannot be just to fulfill a requirement.
- It is imperative that your position is clear. What exactly are you arguing? It should be very apparent which side you are on and why.
- Provide the reasoning behind your position.
- Remember: do not state it overtly like this: The purpose of this essay is to prove that potential dog owners must research breeds in order to choose dogs that best suit their lifestyles and opt to spay or neuter them if the overcrowded dog population is ever going to be solved.
- This is considered weak and childish.
- That said, I do have a good thesis statement if I drop the initial part: Potential dog owners must research breeds in order to choose dogs that best suit their lifestyles and then spay or neuter them if the overcrowded dog population is ever going to be solved.
- Here is an example from a student paper. Although the American flag is worthy of great esteem, the government cannot take away the right to desecrate the flag without taking away all that it stands for–freedom.
- A Well-Defined issue: What exactly is being argued in the paper? What is included or not included?
- As a writer, it is your job to set parameters around your argument. Be sure to clearly explain the main argument of the paper. For example, if I were writing an anti-abortion paper, I might set the parameters around third trimester. This defines exactly what will be included and what will not be included. In this example, the paper is against third trimester abortions only, not abortion in general.
- Compelling evidence: What kinds of evidence are utilized in the paper? Is the evidence sound? Does it come from authoritative sources?
- Be sure to use reliable sources. Do not just Google the topic and grab the random information that may pop up.
- Use journal articles when possible because they are usually written by authorities in a specific field. They will provide multiple sources for their information because they must cite their sources.
- When using Internet sources, pay attention to the URL. What is the domain name? Is it a .edu, .net, .com, .org, .gov, .mil? How does this influence the information being provided?
- Who is the author? What is the author's background?
- A part of what makes your argument compelling is the variety of sources that you use and the credibility of those sources. You cannot win an argument with random information.
- Do not rely heavily upon a single source to carry your paper. A variety of sources shows that you have done your diligence as a writer and increases your credibility.
- Refutation: Does the author anticipate the opposition's main arguments? Is the author prepared with counterarguments and compelling evidence that can persuade the opposition to adopt a different view?
- Refutation or rebuttal is incredibly important to your argument. You cannot write a one-sided argument.
- You must first briefly identify an opposition's point. Then immediately address it with counterarguments and compelling evidence.
- As stated earlier, it is the opposition that you are trying to convince. So, how well you handle this section of your paper will determine its effectiveness as an argument.
- Persona: What is the author's attitude toward the topic? It is hostile, sarcastic, irate, or reasonable? What kind of language and tone are being used?
- We touched on this when we talked about the ethical appeal.
- Your tone needs to be calm and reasonable.
- Your language needs to be honest, clear and respectful.
- Avoid aggressive, confrontational or biased language and tone.
How to write the argument . . .
First, you need to determine what kind of argument you are writing. Are you writing a position paper, pro/con? Sample topics would include illegal immigration, wolf protection programs, paying college football players. Or, are you writing a solution paper, solving a problem? Sample topics include bullying, homelessness, pollution. Next, identify what you already know about this topic. Write a brief outline establishing what you want to argue on this topic? Establish the purpose of your argument. Establishing this before you start researching the topic will make it easier for you to determine what you need to cite in your paper. Next choose an appropriate format.
- Rebuttal Throughout - only works with pro/con topics
I. Introduction & Thesis Statement
II. Background information - this section is necessary for solution arguments but sometimes unnecessary for position arguments.
A. Define key words and terms that will help to define the parameters of your argument B. Provide background information. If I want to solve global warming, I first need to explain what it is and how it works, so I can show readers how my solution will fix it. C. Establish the severity of the problem. In real life, solutions cost money. If you want taxpayers to pay for it, you need to clearly establish that the problem is severe and must be addressed.
III. First claim: For death penalty because it will stop overcrowding
A. Give statistics on overcrowding B. Give statistics on future problems if no solution is provided C. Explain how the process will help D. Explain how if appeal process is limited this will further help the situation E. Transition
IV. 2nd claim: For death penalty because it will stop repeat offenders
A. Give statistics on repeat offenders who commit murder B. Give statistics if this is not stopped C. Explain how process would work if implemented D. Explain how this would also stop overcrowding because repeat offenders would not be imprisoned E. Transition
V. 3rd claim: for death penalty because it costs less money
A. Give statistics on the cost of housing B. Compare that to the cost of a limited appeal process C. Explain how this will work if implemented D. Explain how this too relates to previous info E. Transition
VI. Rebuttal: Rebuttal of antideath penalty arguments
A, List a few of the opposition's counterarguments (three) B. Take each one, one at a time, and supply statistics to prove it wrong, example would be to prove that innocent people won’t be executed C. #2 Rebuttal: No other democracy uses it, their side, your side with statistics to prove them wrong D. #3 Rebuttal: Death penalty cheapens value of life: their side, your side with statistics to back it up. E. Transition
I. Introduction and thesis
III. First Rebuttal -Death penalty is barbaric
A. Opposition side B. Your side C. Statistics to support your side and prove them wrong D. Explanation of how this will help society E. Transition
IV. 2nd rebuttal - death penalty no other democracy
A. Opposition side B. Your side C. Statistics to support your side and prove them wrong D. Explanation of how this will help society E. Transition
V. 3rd rebuttal - killing innocent people
A. Opposition side B. Your side C. Statistics to support your side and prove them wrong D. Explanation of how this will help society E. Transition
Resources for Writing Arguments:
Argument Rough Draft
- Develop a argumentative essay rough draft using block or rebuttal throughout
- Typed MLA formatted Argumentative essay,
- Four pages of text
- Plus MLA formatted Works Cited page
- Must utilize 3-4 sources, two must be database sources
- Provide copies of the sources utilized in the paper: web pages, database article pages, xeroxed copies of books,
- Must include in-text citations that identifies the source for the evidence
- Papers will not be accepted without these minimal requirements.
- Illustrate ability to use third person point of view effectively in an argument.
- Present a thesis statement at the end of the introductory paragraph.
- Support the thesis using RESEARCH MATERIAL and specific details.
- Illustrate the ability to argue a position or a solution argument.
- Support the thesis using research material and specific details.
- Do not list sources in your Works Cited page that are not cited somewhere in the text of your paper.
- Failure to cite works quoted in your paper is considered plagiarism resulting in a failing grade on this paper. Be careful.
- Click the "Submit" button and follow the directions for submitting your work..
Remember when using sources, you have the entire article, but I only have the quote or paraphrase that you have used in your paper. Be sure and explain the full implications of your quote.
- Peer edit your paper
- Review your rough draft
- Create a final draft with an MLA Works Cited page
- Be sure and include an MLA formatted outline
Why a argumentative essay? The ability to write a convincing essentially non-biased argumentative research essay is critical in college writing.
You must use three different sources in this paper.
Note: check the list of taboo topics before you begin writing your paper.
Choose a topic that you can argue either a position or a solution. For example, to argue a position would be to argue for or against something, like the Death Penalty. To argue a solution is to argue how to solve something, like how to solve the air pollution problem in Phoenix.
Example: The Effects of PC on Higher Education
On a blank sheet of paper, write your topic down and at least 5 pros and 5 cons for your topic.
Or, if you are writing a solution paper, look at at least five different solutions for the problem.
See how the pros and cons relate. Decide which you want to write about. Do you want to focus on the pros or the cons. Pick the one you feel offers the most possibilities for exploration.
Or, choose the solution that seems the most logical, the most doable.
Freewrite. Look at your diagram for ideas
Transform your chosen topic into a "Guiding Question" and write it down.
What is the main question that your essay will answer?
What are three main effects of Political Correctness on Higher Education.
Find at least three sources to help you answer your guiding question. You must use these sources in your work either in a quote, paraphrase and/or summary.
- source guidelines
- Use 3-4 sources.
- Use database sources and web pages. You can send web pages and articles off of databases to my email address. Be sure and turn in your resources with your final paper. I will not accept any paper without the sources turned in to me.
- Create a Works Cited page from your sources.
Now that you have gathered your information and collected new information, create an outline of your paper.
Answer your "Guiding Question" directly with your thesis statement.
Why are literary works being banned when their overall theme is positive? Because of over-zealous proponents of Political Correctness, once celebrated literary works like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird are being banned despite their important universal themes.
Check your outline. Place your thesis at the top of the outline followed by the causes or effects: I. II. III. Under each main point, place two main specific points that will support the general topic sentence and the thesis. Use capital letters for the specific points.
Write the rough draft.
Revise the rough draft.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Lynn McClelland.
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|1||Is rugby dangerous?|
|2||Are footballers overpaid?|
|3||Is athletics underrated?|
|4||Is golf fun?|
|5||Is golf only meant for the rich in the society?|
|6||Where does golf get its revenue?|
|7||Is swimming healthy?|
|8||Why is marching band grouped as a sport?|
|9||Does cheerleading fit in games?|
|10||How is chess considered as a beneficial sports activity?|
|11||Hockey as a dangerous sport.|
|12||Steroid users should be banned from any sports activities.|
|1||Are we becoming technological zombies?|
|2||Will there come a time when there will be no innovation and technological advancement?|
|3||Is the current technology too advanced for us?|
|4||Are mobile phones killing authenticity?|
|5||Will robots make us lazier or more efficient?|
|6||What should be the actual cost of technology?|
|7||Are technological gadgets, the leading cause of cancer?|
|8||Is this the age of digital explosion?|
|9||Can the chip control the mind too?|
|10||Is FaceBook a great invention or the end of privacy?|
|11||Communication in social networks: is it a good invention or the end of good communication?|
|12||Impacts of cell phones on people: its pros and cons.|
|13||Are we too much reliant on technology?|
|14||Has internet brought about more harm than it is good?|
|15||Technology as a thief of creativity.|
|16||Do we need cell phones?|
|17||What impacts has the technology impacted on the community as a whole?|
|18||How some electronics bring about diseases?|
|1||Are politicians corrupt?|
|2||How do politicians gain influence?|
|3||Do some politicians engage in illegal activities?|
|4||Is the government doing enough to curb corruption?|
|5||Is the president supreme?|
|6||Is there anyone above the law?|
|7||Are the physically disabled considered in government?|
|8||Is the government overspending?|
|9||Does the government influence court decisions?|
|10||Is the government right in all its policies?|
|11||Pros of Monarchy.|
|12||Advantages and disadvantages of conservatism.|
|13||Democracy: is it the only option for governing?|
|14||Can the politicians do better?|
|15||Is politics an art?|
|16||Is politics a ‘clean’ game?|
|17||Famous people in the society should not get involved in politics.|
|18||How does the government oppress the taxpayers in the country?|
|19||Is politics considered an art or a talent?|
|20||Why are governors categorized among the corrupt?|
|21||The system has become more corrupted.|
Dating and Sex
|1||Is there a right age to start having sex?|
|2||What should be the role of the partners in a relationship?|
|3||Is polygamy or polyandry, a form of relationship?|
|4||Should homosexuality be legalized in every country?|
|5||What should one do if sex is too painful?|
|6||The civil marriage and what it entails?|
|7||Is online dating fruitful?|
|8||Is it proper to join dating sites and dating clubs to get a partner?|
|9||What is the best way to solve issues in a relationship?|
|10||Is it okay to date a younger man?|
|11||What should be the maximum age gap between partners in a relationship?|
|12||After how many dates should sex happen?|
|13||Are phones the chief reason for most relationship issues?|
|14||Is communication the most important element of dating?|
|15||Is it proper to date different races?|
|16||What is incest?|
|17||Are long distance relationships effective?|
|18||Is sex education important?|
|19||How does cheating impact relationship?|
|20||Is it wrong to date your boss?|
|21||Must there be love for sex to happen?|
|22||Long distance relationships.|
|23||Sex and violence: is it acceptable on TV?|
|24||Marriage life: does it lead to a routine?|
|25||The choice between sexual freedom and morality.|
|26||Is there gender equality?|
|27||Are there supposed to be specific roles for each gender?|
|28||Is there a stronger and weaker sex?|
|29||Are there specific jobs and careers for each gender?|
|30||Is there gender discrimination in religion?|
|31||Feminism and its positive and negative impacts on the lives of women.|
|32||Who are more intelligent: men or women?|
|33||Can men and women be friends?|
|34||Military service and gender.|
|35||Is age a limiting factor while dating?|
|36||Polygamy is not that evil.|
|37||How do pedophiles shatter the esteem of children?|
|38||Why is interracial dating encouraged in this new world order?|
|39||Why long distance relationships never make it.|
|1||Does art pay?|
|2||What are the challenges faced by artists?|
|3||Is art a profession?|
|4||How can artists market their work?|
|5||Is art gender-specific or age restrictions?|
|6||Is gothic art the best in history?|
|7||Can modern art be considered as art?|
|8||Is graffiti a part of art?|
|9||Graffiti is an illegal art.|
|10||Left-handed individuals are good at art compared to the fellow right-handed individuals.|
|11||Why is gothic art considered as evil art?|
|12||Can you succeed in life with art as a profession?|
Music and Movies
|1||Is today’s music educational?|
|2||Are musicians right to sing in both secular and religious genres?|
|3||Why are women used in most songs?|
|4||Why do people like secular more than religious songs?|
|5||How do musicians make money?|
|6||Is music a profession?|
|7||How long should a movie take?|
|8||Is music appropriate for all ages?|
|9||How are psychology and music connected?|
|10||Children tend to learn instruments better than adults.|
|11||All women prefer movies that have romance.|
|12||Do actors survive on only the money that they earn from acting?|
Internet and Social Media
|1||Can you get genuine friends online?|
|2||How do social media affect behavior?|
|3||Is online business profitable?|
|4||How does one avoid fraud on the internet?|
|5||Is there online bullying?|
|6||Should parents monitor what their kids are doing online?|
|7||Should parents be on social sites?|
|8||Is online privacy important?|
|9||What are the risks of online transactions?|
|10||Can we trace someone online?|
|11||Is censorship of internet necessary?|
|12||The unfair presentation of facts by mass media and should it be punishable?|
|13||Do firewalls assist in preventing bad content to the users?|
|14||How can you avoid the catfish type of people in the social media?|
|15||Has Whatsapp proven itself as an efficient communicating social media tools?|
|16||Can online friends stick by you even in harsh times?|
|17||How old should the children be allowed to access the social media sites and utilities?|
|1||Is the U.S being too lenient on Israel?|
|2||What should be done in the case of Syria and ISIS?|
|3||Is Russia supporting the ‘bad guys?’|
|4||How can the problem in Kashmir be solved?|
|5||Is the world turning a blind eye on South Sudan?|
|6||The third world war – is it possible?|
|7||What are the impacts of the contracting Chinese economy?|
|8||Is China a genuine superpower?|
|9||Who is wrong, between North and South Korea?|
|10||Is Iraq a failed state?|
|11||The issue between Israel and Palestine.|
|12||Is Somalia fast becoming a terrorist hub?|
|13||How can the world combat terrorism?|
|14||The war in Iraq and the questions for and against it.|
|15||Is pacifism utopia or the real way to peace?|
|16||Globalizations: its pros and cons.|
|17||The war in the Middle East and America will never end.|
|18||Did the death of Saddam reduce conflict in the world?|
|19||Globalization will be the main reason for the third world war.|
|20||How can ISIS be abolished?|
|21||How was the war in Iraq justified?|
Law enforcement and Justice System
|1||Should court proceedings be televised?|
|2||The possibility of eliminating judicial errors.|
|3||Adoption of children by gay couples.|
|4||Punishment of desecration of religious objects.|
|5||The most suitable age for voting.|
|6||Are the police justified to use live ammunition?|
|7||Military service: should be compulsory?|
|8||Is drug testing in the workplace a violation of your rights?|
|9||Is it right for someone to be judged in a foreign country?|
|10||Should the drinking age be increased or reduced?|
|11||Should the driving age be increased or reduced?|
|12||Is the International Criminal Court fair in its judgments?|
|13||What is alimony and who should pay it?|
|14||What should be done to improve the police force?|
|15||Gay marriage: Should it be accepted in all the democratic nations?|
|16||Is it proper to merge the police and the army?|
|17||Laws prohibiting the use of heroin: Should they also be applied to tobacco?|
|18||Generally, is there justice?|
|19||Advertising of alcohol and whether it should be prohibited.|
|20||Should voluntary euthanasia be legalized?|
|21||Should marijuana be legalized?|
|22||Is maintenance of law and order, relative?|
|23||Is capital punishment a thing of the past?|
|24||Use of cell phones while driving: is it acceptable or should it be banned?|
|25||The justice systems are corrupted beyond repair.|
|26||Is the criminal justice system in countries racist?|
|27||Do the police favor law offenders from their race?|
|28||Should live ammunition be used in college students’ strikes?|
|29||Are the law enforcers justified to sacrifice a hostage for the sake of the others?|
Parenting and Childhood
|1||What is the right age to give birth?|
|2||Are there any complications with late parenthood?|
|3||Just which is the best way to discipline a kid?|
|4||How should adolescents be handled?|
|5||Should parents go for further training in parenthood?|
|6||Is it right to house your child past the age of 30?|
|7||What should a parent do, if the child is consistently rude?|
|8||Should failed parenting be criminalized?|
|9||Should there be distinction of duties between the parents?|
|10||How should a single parent play both roles of father and mother, to the child?|
|11||Should we reward our children for good conduct?|
|12||Is extreme pampering dangerous for our kids?|
|13||What should a parent do to protect the kid from bad company?|
|14||How can parents nurture talent?|
|15||Motherhood and the most suitable age.|
|16||Small or large families: The best alternative for children.|
|17||How old can you legally become a parent?|
|18||Is Down’s syndrome related to late childbearing?|
|19||What is the most standard number of children that parents can bear?|
|20||Between a father and mother, who has the most roles?|
|21||What is the greatest way of punishing your child?|
|1||Is this the most immoral generation in history?|
|2||Are we slowly getting swallowed with our own arrogance?|
|3||How can the current generation be properly managed?|
|4||Is this generation a product of experimental parenting?|
|5||Is there the relation that was there in the past, at present?|
|6||Necessity of school uniform.|
|7||Teen marriages and should they be allowed.|
|8||What is the effect of violent games in real life?|
|9||Does this present generation know how to maintain relationships?|
|10||Has this generation become brainwashed with communication technology?|
|11||The increasing number of teenage mothers.|
|12||Do movies that are violent and immoral have an impact on the behavior of this generation?|
|13||Does this current generation follow any rules?|
Religion and Spirituality
|1||Just what is the meaning of the word ‘evil?’|
|2||Relevance of all religions: are they all good?|
|3||Is there anyone righteous in the word at the moment?|
|4||Which religion is right?|
|5||Is there heaven and hell?|
|6||Atheism as a religion.|
|7||Is there God?|
|8||Why are there so many religions in the world now?|
|9||Why did Christianity split into so many distinct religions as there are now?|
|10||Is yoga more spiritual than fasting?|
|11||Are today’s pastors genuine?|
|12||What happens, or where do people go, after they die?|
|13||Is death final? If God is there, why are people suffering so much?|
|14||Why do Christians get divorced at almost the same rate as non-Christians?|
|15||Why do different prophets preach contradictory teachings?|
|16||Why is Islam preaching violence yet it is a religion of peace?|
|17||Does the soul exist?|
|18||Is reincarnation real?|
|19||What is karma?|
|20||Why were we created?|
|21||Why is there too much evil in this world?|
|22||Is the Sabbath controversial?|
|23||Is it a mandatory to go to respective places of worship?|
|24||Is having many religions justified?|
|25||The world would be better if the religions were not there.|
|26||Do alternatives related to evolution exist?|
|27||Can religion be considered as a force of evil?|
|28||Will cloning mean the end of morality in the world?|
Morality and Responsibility
|1||Who should be in charge of one’s morality?|
|2||Is there a perfect punishment for immorality?|
|3||Are the current religions guiding people in the right direction?|
|4||What is the meaning of life?|
|5||Did we come from one creator?|
|6||Is black PR acceptable?|
|7||Contraceptives and birth control.|
|8||Are security cameras an infringement of privacy?|
|9||Ethics issues affecting prolonging of people’s lives by scientists.|
|10||Banning of pornography.|
|11||Is mankind losing its morality?|
|12||What is the reason why people don’t live up to their full potential?|
|13||Is peer pressure bad?|
|14||Where did the universe originate from?|
|15||How does one build self – esteem?|
|16||Is personality important in the image of a person?|
|17||Is abortion a form of murder?|
|18||Is Euthanasia a form of mercy killing or a crime?|
|19||Pros and cons of hunting.|
|20||Right to murder and the society.|
|21||How important is the education on patriotism?|
|22||Animal testing: A necessity or savageness.|
|23||Is keeping animals in zoos acceptable?|
|24||The morals behind cloning.|
|25||Necessity of death penalty: is it a vestige of the past?|
|26||Suicide is a brave act of cowardice.|
|1||Is education becoming useless?|
|2||Is plagiarism a serious crime as it is put to be?|
|3||Corporal punishment in schools.|
|4||What is worse, exam cheating or boycotting?|
|5||Is the current education system relevant?|
|6||University degree: is it necessary for success?|
|7||Are colleges churning out half-baked professionals?|
|8||Importance of mandatory physical education for students?|
|9||Is homeschooling considered as a basic form of schooling?|
|10||Has education become so much commercialized?|
|11||Is academic grading helpful in performance?|
|12||Should boarding in schools be banned?|
|13||How can a student acquire all-round education?|
|14||Should there be specific dress codes in schools?|
|15||Should education be mandatory?|
|16||Is online education important?|
|17||Should education be privatized?|
|18||Sex education in schools: should it be halted or increased?|
|19||Video games at school.|
|20||Education and its importance in the developing of a country.|
|21||Is sign language equally important as the foreign languages?|
|22||For foreign language to be effective, it should be implemented right from kindergarten.|
|23||Should single-sex education be introduced in colleges and universities?|
|24||Sports should be made a compulsory course in higher learning institutions.|
|25||The examinations results do not necessary reflect the knowledge of the child.|
Jobs and Careers
|1||Should a parent choose the career for the child?|
|2||Are some careers better than others?|
|3||Can one do a career he/she has not studied?|
|4||Why are other professions paying than others?|
|5||How long should a person work in a day?|
|6||Should there be a dressing code for each profession?|
|7||What is the best profession?|
|8||Afternoon nap facilities should be introduced in the working places.|
|9||Should all careers overlook tattoos?|
|10||Does experience apply in all types of works?|
|11||Should short dresses be banned from the workplaces?|
|12||Some career opportunities have prestige compared to others.|
Health and Nutrition
|1||How much protein should be taken in a day?|
|2||What is the diet of a pregnant woman?|
|3||What is the best way to slim or gain weight?|
|4||What is the ideal amount of water for a healthy person?|
|5||What causes cancer?|
|6||What is the best meal for a diabetic patient?|
|7||Vegetarianism and health?|
|8||Are traditional and alternative medicines reliable?|
|9||Is fast food beneficial or detrimental?|
|10||Can man live without eating meat?|
|11||Stimulants used by sports people.|
|12||Going to hospital and self-treatment.|
|13||Is being broke a habit?|
|14||Heroin should be made compulsory to the terminally ill patients.|
|15||Unhealthy foods should comply with high taxation so as to prevent the processing.|
|16||Access to free health care should be made available to everyone.|
|17||Ancestry knowledge is essential for healthy living.|
|18||Drug addiction is not a disease as it is entirely dependent on the choice of the individual.|
|1||Are we alone in the universe?|
|2||How big is the universe?|
|3||Is there a connection between science and religion?|
|4||How can we prove that the earth revolves?|
|5||Is there life on moon?|
|7||Different theories to explain the origin of the universe.|
|8||Are there stars that are bigger than the sun?|
|9||What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?|
|10||How did the continents split?|
|11||Is there some language for animals?|
|12||How did the ancients use science?|
|13||Is there any science behind life?|
|14||Nuclear energy and safety issues.|
|15||Importance of alternative sources of energy.|
|16||Is genetic research improving or destroying the lives of people?|
|17||Is global warming a belief or a real danger?|
|18||Space exploration leads to wastage of money.|
|19||The greatest hoax in history was the NASA moon landing.|
|20||Is Mars considered as the next destination for humans?|
|21||GMOs will be the savior of the hunger problems faced by the world.|
|22||Do animals interact with each or is it just coincidence?|
|1||What is the best place to go on a date?|
|2||What is the greatest bargain you have ever got?|
|3||Can hiking happen at night?|
|4||Is rock climbing dangerous?|
|5||What should be the appropriate dressing code for church?|
|6||Is the current trend in fashion attractive?|
|7||Should there be a measure of just how far fashion should go?|
|8||Is the present fashion better than the ancient one?|
|9||What is the appropriate manner to prepare for a dinner date?|
|10||Are high heels good for the body?|
|11||Destruction of forests as a crime against the planet.|
|12||The different views of the bombing of Hirosima and Nagasaki.|
|13||Rainforests and why their destruction should be prohibited.|
|14||Wealth and happiness.|
|15||Most suitable age to find friends.|
|16||Possibility of having everyone in the world as rich.|
|17||Our ideas and their influence on the world.|
|18||Pros and cons of living in the city or in the country side.|
|19||People have never been content with what they have in life.|
|20||Can laziness be considered as a bad thing?|
|21||Is social status that important?|
|22||Is the society still a sexist world?|
|23||Are foreign films the main cause of the increasing immorality in the society?|
|1||Artificial intelligence cannot make life convenient.|
|2||Artificial intelligence is not dangerous to humanity.|
|3||Self-preservation and real acquisition is inherent.|
|4||Can artificial intelligence detect human emotions?|
|5||Artificial intelligence can aid in mind reading.|
|6||Robots can educate humans.|
|7||Are the advancements in artificial intelligence viable?|
|8||Robots are not the pioneers to artificial intelligence.|
|9||Automation and artificial intelligence are the same.|
|10||Artificial intelligence is all about technology.|
|11||Everything cannot be solved through artificial intelligence.|
|12||Artificial intelligence can cede control over humanity.|
|13||Artificial intelligence cannot be competent to man.|
|14||Humans have a general purpose intelligence.|
|15||Artificial intelligence is a belief.|
|1||Are space explorations worth the time, money and resources?|
|2||Can space exploration save mankind?|
|3||Technologies used in space exploration can help solve earth’s problems.|
|4||Space exploration gives us no direct benefit.|
|5||Is the need to colonize space viable?|
|6||Having not fully explored the earth, is it viable to explore space?|
|7||Unmanned probes are not the best choice for space exploration.|
|8||Is space exploration necessary for understanding the world?|
|9||The scientific knowledge of space has value beyond the measurements of cost.|
|10||Space explorations can lead to physical and environmental hazards.|
|11||Space explorations do not guarantee long term survival.|
|12||Is it necessary to prioritize space exploration programs?|
|13||Space explorations can provide us with new and untested raw materials.|
|14||Are we causing damage to other ecosystems through space explorations?|
Life in the Future
|1||Will we be able to feed earth without destroying it?|
|2||We can colonize outer space.|
|3||Will there ever be a cure of AIDS?|
|4||Will global warming pose as a threat to nature?|
|5||Sexual and gender issues can be altered.|
|6||Homo sapiens can survive in the next 300 years.|
|7||Gender equality can be achieved in the sciences.|
|8||Peace can exist worldwide.|
|9||Will natural disasters be predictable with warning times?|
|10||Global warming can be stabilized?|
|11||Can we be able to understand dark matter?|
|12||Robots will be able to perform major labor jobs.|
|13||Will there be satellite controlled cars?|
|14||Extinction can be avoided.|
|15||Can the whole world have adequate health care?|
|1||Is getting drunk a crime?|
|2||Should marijuana be illegalized?|
|3||A drug test should be mandatory to students.|
|4||Drug abuse is easy to control.|
|5||The use of tobacco should be illegalized.|
|6||Should smoking be allowed among teenagers?|
|7||Smoking zones should be brought down.|
|8||Parents are the main reason why there are rampant cases of drug abuse among teenagers.|
|9||Drug abuse ads are effective.|
|10||Drug abuse is not a problem for teenagers.|
|11||Can universities impede student drinking?|
|12||Is a drug abuse era significant?|
|13||Drug misuse is not effective.|
|14||Can the abuse of prescription drugs risk in addiction?|
|15||Drugs are not harmful to our health.|
|1||Having more vegetarians will strip off people’s income.|
|2||A meat rich diet is healthier than a vegetarian diet.|
|3||A meat rich diet is expensive than a vegetarian diet.|
|4||Vegetables keep one healthier while meat eating diets are more prone to chronic diseases.|
|5||Meat rich diets are more essential for normal body functions.|
|6||Vegetarianism influences mental ability.|
|7||A vegetarian diet helps in weight loss.|
|8||It is impossible to live without eating meat.|
|9||Does being a vegetarian imply that you have a longer life span?|
|10||Can one survive on a vegetarian diet?|
|11||An increase in the number of vegetarians will put some wild animals at risk.|
|12||Vegetarianism is unhealthy.|
|13||A vegetarian diet is more important to an athlete than a meat rich diet.|
|14||Vegetarians care more about animal suffering than that of humans.|
|15||There is no significant environmental impact that is brought about by a vegetarian lifestyle.|
|1||Can tattoos be considered valid art?|
|2||Tattooing and crime are not related.|
|3||Tattooing does not define an individual’s personality.|
|4||Should tattooing be banned on medical grounds?|
|5||Tattooing is still a taboo in the society.|
|6||Tattooing should not be a factor in job recruitment.|
|7||Should tattooing be allowed in the workplace?|
|8||Peer pressure is a major factor which influences one in having a tattoo.|
|9||Tattooing and Paganism are not related.|
|10||Do people who have tattoos look more attractive?|
|11||It is not wrong for a Christian to tattoo.|
|12||Tattooing should be discouraged for teachers.|
|13||Tattooing is a viable method of creating memories.|
|14||Tattooing is an act of rebellion.|
|15||Should tattooing still be considered a delinquent behavior?|
|1||EDM music is noise.|
|2||EDM is not the new age hard metal.|
|3||Electronic dance music is not associated with drugs.|
|4||Terrible music is not popular than EDM music.|
|5||EDM music is all about performance.|
|6||EDM music helps in boosting one’s immune system.|
|7||EDM music is a boon.|
|8||EDM music is not chaotic.|
|9||EDM music stimulates the mind.|
|10||EDM music helps in stress reduction.|
|1||Rap music brings about gender issues with it.|
|2||Rap music can cause violence and hostile behavior among teenagers.|
|3||Politics and rap music do not correlate.|
|4||Rap music influences sexual behavior among teenagers.|
|5||Rap music is not the best genre for vocal improvisation.|
|6||Rap music can be insulting.|
|7||Rap music is not more popular than other music genres.|
|8||Rap music does not portray one’s cultural background.|
|9||Should rap music be censored?|
|10||Is rap music big enough to be considered a culture?|
|1||Rock music does not foster bad behavior among the youth.|
|2||Rock music is not related with Satanism.|
|3||Rock music does not engage negative influence among the youth.|
|4||Rock music is not authentic.|
|5||The rock and roll lifestyle is not fully associated with drugs.|
|6||Rock music does not have deeper emotional content.|
|7||Stupidity is regarded as a virtue in rock music.|
|8||Rock music has a positive influence in the society.|
|9||Does rock music acknowledge religion?|
|10||Rock music is a more popular genre than other music genres.|
|1||Economic success in Trump’s regime is visible|
|2||Donald Trump is perfect at making enemies|
|3||Donald Trump does not support globalization|
|4||America needs Trump to restore honesty|
|5||Donald Trump: Why he will not make America Great Again?|
|6||Donald Trump is not a champion for environment|
|7||Why Donald Trump is the most pathetic President?|
|8||Donald Trump is a direct president|
|9||American People chose Racist Trump instead of President|
|10||Is Donald Trump a Narcissistic President?|
|1||Blockchain: A Bitcoin crypto-currency.|
|2||Is Blockchain Secure?|
|3||Is Threat or Opportunity comes first in Blockchain|
|4||Blockchain Use-case: Payment and Insurance|
|5||Blockchain no longer a revolution in banking|
|6||Blockchain improves due to Brexit|
|7||Blockchain impacts positively on Energy|
|8||Blockchain improves Trade Finance|
|9||Blockchain improves developing nations more than developed nations|
|10||Blockchain reverse revolution|
|1||Market demands and authority control crypto-currencies|
|2||Cryptocurrency is a breeding ground for mistrust|
|3||Cryptocurrency is an amusement to the market|
|4||Cryptocurrency enhances confidential transaction|
|5||International co-operation: A sure way to regulate crypto-currencies|
|6||Cryptocurrencies burst due to bitcoin|
|7||Cryptocurrencies enhance transaction security|
|8||Cryptocurrencies promote black market|
|9||Cryptocurrencies: the best investments for future|
|10||Cryptocurrency: the best replacement for economic market|
Internet Of Things
|1||End-to-end security challenge brings down internet of things|
|2||Fog computing boosts internet of things|
|3||Sharing in social network taints improve internet of things|
|4||IoT no longer guarantees security and privacy|
|5||IoT improves agricultural productivity|
|6||IoT promote environmental conservation|
|7||Intelligence controls IoT|
|8||Is IoT making us stupid?|
|9||IoT vehicle simulation system does promote accidents|
|10||IoT enhances cybercrimes|
|1||Machine learning helps in fraud detection|
|2||Machine learning enhances stock market prediction|
|3||Machine learning enhances man replacement with machines|
|4||Machine learning makes people zombies|
|5||Machine learning promotes digital exploration|
|6||Chip can control our brain|
|7||Machine learning promotes communication|
|8||Machine learning promote sedentary lifestyle with passive learning|
|9||Robotics replaces human in various activities|
|10||Programming of machines endangers the freedom of choice|
|1||Are we becoming Facebook zombies?|
|2||We are too advanced for Facebook|
|3||Facebook is responsible for intellectual laziness|
|4||Facebook is responsible for fake news|
|5||We do not need Facebook|
|6||Facebook is responsible for relationship breakups|
|7||Facebook hinders privacy|
|8||Facebook: The home of fraudsters|
|9||Facebook encourages cyber bullying|
|10||Facebook promote censorship|
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Structure Of The Argumentative Essay
The introduction is the first part of the argumentative article as it will either capture the attention of the reader or bore at the same time. The introduction should provide general information that will be included in the article. The points can be highlighted in the introduction so as to show the necessity of the title thus the need for an argument. You should also state your argumentative thesis statement in the introduction. The thesis will give you a guideline on how to go about with writing the essay. The thesis should, therefore, be phrased as a general statement of the main idea being discussed. Ensure your thesis is not in the form of a title but rather a general statement that is specific and unified at the same time. Your thesis should be relevant so that the article can use a structure that is flexible so as to fit in the shoes of the readers. Below is an example of a thesis statement:
Topic: GMOs will be the savior of the hunger problems faced by the world.
GMOs can greatly assist in the eradication of hunger in the world.
For the body to achieve the intended meaning, ensure the points evolve from being general to specific. This technique is essential as it offers a platform of fully exhausting the points in a systemic manner. Use transition words so as to connect the paragraphs and make the point flow. Start the body paragraph by using a topic sentence followed by the argumentative evidence that will support the claim. Finish up the paragraph by illustrating how that particular point is related to the argumentative thesis in the introduction.
The conclusion gives the overall verdict of the argument. You can also restate the ideas that you have discussed in the body paragraphs so as to make your point valid. The conclusion should also aim at motivating the reader to do research in the future. The conclusion is related to the argumentative introduction as the topic as well as the thesis statement is restated in a more convincing manner. The conclusion also gives you a platform of illustrating your decision concerning the argument in the article and why you have settled on that particular decision. Try not to introduce new ideas as they will give the readers an ideology that the article is not comprehensive enough.
Argumentative Essay Outline (sample)
The above-mentioned topic selection can give you a clear understanding of what to write about. All you need to do is to pick the topic you are comfortable with and elaborate on it: develop a thesis and fully open it up. Please remember to write a strong conclusion to your paper. This will help sum everything up. Thank you.