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High School and Other Visitors: Choosing a topic

Thesis statement

For an argumentative essay or paper, you will have to take a stand on an issue. Try putting a "should" in your thesis statement to ensure that you are arguing either for or against something.

Texting while driving should be a traffic violation.

Geneticallly modified foods should be banned.

Search Opposing Viewpoints for topics

Choose a topic from one of the thousands in Opposing Viewpoints and you will also find links to magazine articles, scholarly articles, videos, images, news, etc. in the same database.

Some lists of topics


Topic Finder

Use the Topic Finder to discover the context of your search term and uncover hidden connections

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