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
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