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Top 30 Argumentative Research Paper Topics

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argumentative essayArgumentative research paper topics are a lot easier to find than to come up with. We always try to make your life easier, that’s why feel free to check out this great list of 30 ideas for your next argumentative essay.

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Great research paper topics just for you

  • Fallacies of Afrocentrism.
  • Antisemitism in the world today
  • Controversy over children being made into models
  • Money is the root of all evil
  • Corporal punishment
  • The right age for drinking
  • Doping and sports: possible misunderstandings
  • Extended breastfeeding: pros and cons
  • Do we have to talk about feminism that much?
  • Food safety training and its outcomes
  • U.S. border control: the insight
  • Incest: why this love is forbidden?
  • Child advocacy: is it effective enough?
  • Child adoption by a gay family
  • DADT repeal and its importance
  • The minimum wage in your state
  • The impact of Gold Rush on California’s native communities.
  • Native American sovereignty issues
  • The Pledge of Allegiance: was adding “under God” in 1954 to it – the right choice?
  • The effectiveness of military action against terrorism
  • What shouldn’t be worth going to war for?
  • War tax: to pay, or to resist?
  • You’re allowed to cast for pornographic movies when you’re 18. But it’s not OK for you to buy alcohol until you’re 21? Where’s the logic?
  • Homelessness: whose fault is it?
  • Premarital sex: is it a problem in American society?
  • Legalized prostitution
  • Tolerance for nudism and naturism
  • Shorter work weeks
  • Video games: leisure, or abuse?
  • What’s happening at the zoo? Animal abuse, problems of animals living in captivity.

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  • avatar Susan Madsen Posted: February 22, 2012 in 7:41 pm

    Guys, you’re great! So many interesting topics for an argumentative research paper! Thanks Thanks Thanks

  • avatar Carly Bonner Posted: March 5, 2012 in 5:30 pm

    Wow! Inspiring topics for argumentative research paper writing! Best of luck to you.

    • avatar Dato Posted: June 15, 2012 in 8:33 am

      I taught this for my dgreee students. Well it couldn’t be done in a day. Day 1 started off teaching to write debatable and non-debatable statements. Lesson was better understood after some practice. Day 2 taught them to write thesis statement and counter argument + refutation. Day 3 told them to select a theme and write a debatable statement, thesis statement and counter argument + refutation. I must say I’m quite surprised to see their progress. For those whom missed the Day 2 class seems a bit off. However, teacher guidance is necessary. All practice done in pairs. Same pair for every lesson. Next lesson they will be writing a complete argumentative essay.~Its not the most effective method i must say. You always can tailor it to your students’ level. Good Luck

  • avatar Ian Collins Posted: April 6, 2012 in 1:24 am

    This is amazing! Thank you very much for this list of topics!

  • avatar Maciann Benfer Posted: April 16, 2012 in 7:44 am

    what about the rainforest i know people have arguments about the trees getting cut down why don’t kids have a say in this all to

    • avatar Jack Milgram Posted: April 16, 2012 in 11:03 pm

      Well, you certainly can use that topic – as long as you feel the most comfortable and confident about it. It’s important to be able to prove your point of view. The ideas, which we are offering, are just suggestions for possible topics:) We wish you good luck with your argumentative research paper:)

  • avatar Katherine Posted: April 17, 2012 in 10:10 pm

    Oh my God, I was searching for all these, Thank you so… must. Best argumentative topics!

    • avatar Jack Milgram Posted: April 18, 2012 in 2:18 am

      Thank you for your feedback, Katherine! :) We’re glad to be useful:)

  • avatar dhillon Posted: September 16, 2012 in 2:21 pm

    :) this is so helpfull i will use this again for sure

  • avatar Liza Posted: October 22, 2012 in 5:43 pm

    Thank you so much for providing these topics! I have been searching and searching for topics for the English course, which I will be taking for the third time! I am most definitely sure that one of these topics will be suitable! I appreciate it very much! Again, thank you!

  • avatar emma hopkins Posted: November 29, 2013 in 1:33 pm

    Hi guys im stuck in the mind of blankness i have to doa term paper by monday on Corpoate,Social,Responsibilites on Shell corrib gas and cant think off my heading or argument ihave aloud information just don’t know were to begin please help :(

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