7 page argumentative research paper on controversial topics

  

Write two, 7-page research papers. You will submit an outline for peer review and a draft for peer review. An outline template will be provided, and peer review sheets will also be provided. The peer reviews will be completed through discussion forums.

Controversial Topics for Argumentative Papers

 

Abortion

Drugs

      Legalization of the abortion pill

      Medical marijuana (legalization of marijuana)

      Right to life

      Performance enhancing drugs

Adoption

Economics

      Interracial adoption

      Government bailouts of private business/industry

      Open adoption records

      Credit cards and young people

Airlines

Education

      Airline strikes

see also:  

Schools

      Airline safety

      Bilingual education

      Airline regulation

      College entrance exams

      Arming airline pilots

      On-line education

Alcohol

      Emphasis on college admissions tests

      Lowering the Legal Drinking Age

      Retention of students due to failing grades

      Drunk Driving

      Year-round schooling

Animals

      Value of homework

      Animal experimentation

      School vouchers

      Should certain breeds of dogs,

      Testing to hold schools accountable for

            like pit bulls be banned?

      student achievement

      Spaying and neutering of pets

      Mainstreaming disabled children

      Exotic animals as pets

      Inflation of grades in high school & college

      Animal euthanasia

      Necessity of teacher certification

Bioethics

      Inclusion of pre-schools in public education

      Genetic engineering

      College for everyone

      Cloning

      Early decision programs for college admission

      Stem cell research

      Bilingual education

Birth Control

      Too much emphasis on computers in schools

Celebrity Privacy

      Concentration on academics rather than ports

Censorship

Electoral Reform

      Wartime censorship

Eminent Domain

Charitable Contributions

Energy

      Celebrities raising money

      Development of alternate forms of energy

      Accountability of charities   

      Fuel efficiency in automobiles

Creation vs. Evolution

Environmental Protection

Crime

      Wetlands regulation

see also:  

Law and Crime

Ethics

      “Three strikes” crime laws

      Presidential ethics

      Hate crimes (hate crime laws)

      Medical ethics

Death

Extraterrestrial Life

      Death penalty (capitol punishment)

Family

      Televised executions

Unmarried mothers keeping their babies

      Right to Die (Euthanasia, assisted suicide)

      Unmarried couples living together

Detention Facilities

      Visitation rights for grandparents

Tactics used at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib

      Same-sex marriages

Discrimination

      Postponing parenthood

      Age discrimination

      Spanking children

      Race discrimination

      Kids too busy to be kids

Divorce

      Taking children out of abusive homes

DNA

      Parent staying home with the children

      Database controversy

      Requiring a license before you can have children

Driving

      Men sharing birth control burden

      Driving age for teens

      Living together replacing marriage

Drug Testing

Food Industry

      In the workplace

      Meat industry’s use of antibiotics

      Mandatory drug testing for athletes

      Safety of genetically engineered foods

Freedom

Media

      Freedom of speech (

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      Sex on TV

Gambling

      Video game violence causing violence in children

      Dangers of Gambling

      Violence on television causing increase in violence

Global Warming

            among children/teens

Guns

Medical

      Right to own guns (Gun control)

      Managed Health Care

      Zero Tolerance policies in schools

      Medical treatment refusal rights

Harassment

      Medical malpractice

      Sexual Harassment

      Public access to personal health records

Health

      On-line purchase of prescription drugs

      
see:  
Medical

      Smokers with lung cancer collecting damages

Homelessness

      Pregnancy in post-menopausal women

Homosexuality

      Donating blood

Immigration

      Human cloning

      Illegal immigrants

      Liposuction health risks

      Restricting immigration into the U.S.

Military

Insanity Plea

      Conscientious objectors

Internet

      Women in military combat assignments

      Downloading music from the Internet

      Women in military schools

      Internet regulation

      Homosexuals in the military

      Children’s Internet Protection Act

      Use of military tribunals

      Plagiarism and the Internet

Morals

      On-line purchasing hurts brick-and-mortar

      Decline of morality in America

               businesses

Mysteries/Unexplained phenomena

      Internet filters

      Paranormal phenomena

      Gambling on the Internet

      Bermuda Triangle

Ivory Trade

      Big foot…fact or fiction

Labor

      Loch Ness Monster

      Child Labor

Myths and Misconceptions/Paranormal Phenomena

      Labor Unions

      Paranormal phenomena

Language

      Bermuda triangle

      Making English the “official” language of the U.S.

      Big foot, fact or fiction?

Law and Crime

      Loch Ness Monster

      Execution of the mentally retarded

      Existence of ghosts

      Death penalty for teens

      UFO’s

      Prison boot camps for young offenders

      Real-life vampires

      Battered woman syndrome as a defense

National Deficit

      Sex-offender registries

Nuclear Arms Control

      Criminals getting off too easily

Nuclear Test Ban

      Voting rights for prisoners

Organ and Body Donation

      DNA testing of criminals

Parenting

      Children prosecuted as adults

      Surrogate parenting

      Media publicity for serial killers increases/

      Homosexual parenting                                          

            decreases threat to society

Police Corruption

      Voting rights for ex-prisoners

Politics

      Abusing the right to sue

      Campaign finance reform

      Motorcycle helmet laws

      Presidential ethics

      Seat-belt laws

Pornography

      Legal driving age

      Harm to society

      Toleration of “hate speech”

      On the Internet

Lotteries

      Stronger child pornography laws

      Eliminating the lottery

Pregnancy

Marriage

      Fetal Abuse

      Same-sex marriages

Prisons

 

      Prisoner’s Rights

 

      Rehabilitation as a job of the prisons

Privacy

Surveillance Operations

      Right to privacy

      Legal concerns

Racial Profiling

      Will public surveillance technology make your

Racism

            city safer or just invade your privacy?

Rainforest Destruction

Sweatshops

Recording Industry

Tattoo/Body Piercing

      Ethics of the recording industry

      Dangers of tattooing

Recycling

Teen curfews

      Personal responsibility

Tobacco

Reproduction

      Tobacco regulation

      Reproductive Rights

      Smoking bans

      Reproductive Technologies (Ethics)

Transplants

Schools

      Organ transplants

      see also:  Education

Vaccinations

      Drug testing in schools

Violence

      Corporal punishment in schools

      Teen gangs/Youth violence

      Harassment in schools

      Violence on TV

      School uniforms

      Flag desecration

      Dress codes for students

      Domestic violence

      Home schooling

War

      School prayer

      U.S. intervention in Iraq

      Religion in the school curriculum

      Gulf War Syndrome

      Violence in schools

      War on terrorism

      Hazing

      U.S. war crimes

      Later start to school day

      Powers of the government during war

      Four-day school week

Weapons of mass destruction

      Out-of-school suspension

Welfare reform

      Video camera surveillance in schools

 

      Nutritional content of school lunches

 

      Longer school day/year

 

      Home-schooled students taking part in public

 

            school activities

 

      Corporate presence in public school (like Pepsi

 

            having rights to all drink machines in return

 

            for giving the school some of the profit)

 

      Single-sex schools

 

      Value of pre-schools

 

      Fund raising in schools

 

      Banning book bags in school

 

      Being a “school snitch”  (reporting classmates

 

            and being rewarded for doing so)

 

      Problem of plagiarism in American schools

 

Sex-offender notification

 

Social Security

 

      Changes in laws to start benefits later due to

 

            increased life span

 

Sports

 

      Professional sports salaries

 

      Competitive sports being unhealthy for children

 

      Gender inequities in school sports

 

      Team sports create leaders

 

Subsidies

 

      Farm subsidies

 

 
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