Read through the list of research topics (located in the Appendix) on which to write a research paper. Select three (3) topics that interest you most and identify two (2) credible sources for each topic. Note: This is one of several parts that will build toward a final draft of your persuasive writing research paper.
Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:
Explain the reason for selecting topic one, identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
Explain the reason for selecting topic two, identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
Explain the reason for selecting topic three, identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
Identify and document six (6) credible sources (two (2) for each topic) that you would expect to use.
Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
Recognize correct APA documentation and reasons to document and avoid plagiarism.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.
Appendix D: ENG 215 Topics for Persuasive Writing Research Paper
These topics are to be used for Assignments 1-5.
Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation
Assignment 2: Research Proposal ? Thesis, Major points, and Plan
Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists
Assignment 4: Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution and Advantages
Assignment 5: Persuasive Writing Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, and Visuals
Some topics focus on the entire county; however, other topics may focus on states, local areas, and / or
Topics / Questions
Should regulations be changed regarding the hydraulic
fracturing of shale to produce natural gas?
Should taxes on people making over $250,000 a year be
Should affirmative action laws be changed?
Should Transportation Security (TSA) regulations be
Should regulations for stem cell research and use be
Should regulations for home schools be changed?
Should funding for the U.S. space program be changed?
Should changes be made to the Food and Drug
Should changes be made to the regulations for foods
that are served in public schools?
Should changes be made to regulations for mental
health drugs for minors?
Should regulations be changed regarding genetically
altering plants and/or animals?
Should the Family and Medical Leave Act be changed?
Should changes be made to the U.S. immigration
Should taxes on alcohol and tobacco be increased to
help pay for rising medical costs?
Should regulations regarding the use of cell phones
while driving be standardized?
Should recycling regulations be standardized across all
regions and states?
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Should the U.S. develop more energy sources such as
solar power and wind energy?
Should the instant replay used in the NFL be applied to
Should regulations regarding payment of college
athletes be changed?
Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as
Should regulations regarding public employee unions?
right to strike be changed?
Should child welfare regulations be changed?
Should changes be made to the No Child Left Behind
Should English be made the official language of the
Should DUI (driving under the influence) laws be
Should the U.S. build more nuclear power plants for an
Should employers with 401K plans for employees be
required to have an ?opt out? policy rather than an ?opt
Should sex offender registration laws be changed?
Should laws governing student laws be changed?
Should laws governing credit card companies be
Should laws governing nursing homes be changed?
Should children of parents who do not allow them to be
vaccinated be allowed to attend public school?
Should unemployment regulations and benefits be
Should rules requiring all members of a jury to agree for
conviction be changed?
Should financial incentives be offered to high school
students to perform well on standardized tests?
Should the government offer tax credits for the purchase
of hybrid or alternative energy vehicles?
Should the U.S. Government prohibit companies from
outsourcing jobs to people in foreign countries that do
not have unions and / or fair labor laws?
Should the U.S. government provide financial assistance
to people whose retirement funds were invested in the
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