Choose one of the topics provided.
Choose from the list of accepted topics is in the Module 2 Resources
folder titled “Choose One of These Topics.” The list provides topics
which are focused (not too broad), challenging (not just factual), and
grounded (not too speculative). All the topics are debatable,
establishing a basis for a persuasive argument paper. If you professor approves, choose your own topic as long as it’s one that is debatable (has opposition), based on the standards provided under the tab titled Research “Pose questions worth exploring” pages 398-401 in Rules for Writers, 8th edition.
- Write your own thesis statement. See “Draft and revise a working thesis statement” (page 14-19 in Rules for Writers, 8th edition).
- Why this topic? Briefly explain why this topic interests you.