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Controversial/Contemporary Issues: Selecting a Topic

Controversial Topics: Getting started

Writing an opinion or argumentative paper? Need to find quality sources on controversial topics? This is the guide for you!

  1. First, determine what you are interested in.  You should be able to identify at least three topics you are curious about and are willing to research.  
  2. How do you feel about the topic?  
  3. Next, review opinions on both sides of the topic.  
  4. Review some background facts and statistics.
  5. Develop a research question.

You will need to consider all of these for a sound research paper.

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