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ENGL 1100

Step 1: Choosing a Topic

Tips for choosing a topic for an Issues and Controversies paper:

1. Consider your interests and major. Have you recently learned about issues in your major that you want to research?

   Examples: Teachers and School Vouchers, Healthcare Professionals and Obesity

2. Can you think of any recent news stories that apply to your interests or your major?

   Examples: recent lawsuits, health discoveries

3. Does anyone in your family or group of friends have a problem or health issue you would like to explore?

     Examples: Diabetes, autism, depression

4. Do you see anything in U.S. Policy or even your local community that seems like it has more than one side of the story?

     Examples: Middle East Conflict

Need more ideas?