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- Research your topic and cite at least 4 sources
- Use a template to create your outline
- Write a 5-8 paragraph argument essay supported by your SYNTHESIS of research.
- Include a claim, reasons, evidence, counter-arguments and rebuttals.
- Use in-text MLA style citations (author page) plus a Works Cited list
Topic Selection Tools
Picking a topic is an important step. Here are some aids to help.
Picking your topic IS research
See it and hear it! Find topic selections from the Intelligence Squared Debates.
Browse an alphabetical list of topics and see the opposing viewpoints on each issue.
Pew Research Center
Find a listing of topics with information drawn from public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
What topic are you planning on researching?