(therefore should have a SUPPORTING and OPPOSING

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Major portion of the grade for English 3


Should be written on a current, DEBATABLE topic
(therefore should have a SUPPORTING and OPPOSING
side


Capital Punishment (debatable)


Genocide (not debatable)


Should be informative (REAL facts), argumentative
(present a topic with 2 opposite positions)


Should present the history and BOTH sides of the
topic


Then, evaluate your topic and make an EDUCATED
choice as to which side you support


Should be written using MLA (Modern Language
Association) format


Paragraph 1: History of topic


Brief explanation of what your topic is


When did it first become an issue?


Paragraph 2: History of topic continued


How have people reacted to this topic throughout
the history of it?


Paragraph 3: Supporting Side Argument 1


Present one major reason why people support this
topic and then explain


Paragraph 4: Supporting Side Argument 2


Present another major reason why people support
this topic and then explain


Paragraph 5: Opposing Side Argument 1


Present one major reason why people are against this
topic and explain


Paragraph 6: Opposing Side Argument 2


Present another major reason why people are against
this topic and explain


Paragraph 7: Evaluation


Make an educated choice and explain which side is
better and why


DO NOT USE I, ME, MINE, ETC.!!!!!


DO NOT SAY: I think that capital punishment should be
supported because…


SAY: Capital punishment should be supported because…


Physician
-
assisted suicide


Gun control


Legalization of marijuana


Affirmative action


School dropouts


Amnesty for illegal immigrants


Education for illegal immigrants


Capital punishment


Hate speech / offensive speech


Religious fundamentalism


Influence of video games on violence


Influence of television/movies on
body image


Mandatory drug testing (schools,
athletics, professional)


Restrictions on divorce


Stem cell research


Cloning


Same sex marriage


Standardized testing


School uniforms


Busing for diversity


Censorship


Gambling


Comprehensive health care


Welfare


Safety of cell phones


Raising/lowering the driving age


Societal influence of social
networking sites


Sex education


Global warming


Surrogate mother



Animal experimentation


Global warming


Alternative energy vs. fossil fuels


Recycling


Population Control


Pros and Cons of Organic Farming


Agricultural Trade
-

Should
government be involved?


Alternative Energy Sources


Offshore Drilling


Pesticides in Schools


Limiting Growth and Development
to protect wildlife habitats


Alternative energy vs. fossil fuels


Government
-
mandated
environmental restrictions







Livestock Production (Hormones in
Meat)



Location of Landfills


Location of
Powerplants


Organic production
-

is it safer?


Homeowner Association Powers
-

landscaping, fences, etc


Property Rights
-

Keeping exotic
animals


Livestock in neighborhoods
-

covenants/homeowners
association


Property Rights
-

Should landlords
be required to test for
radon/mold/etc in tenant homes?


Effects of recycling