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Argumentative Essay

An argumentative paper takes a stand on a topic and proves the stand based on resources.

Purdue OWL Argumentative Page

 

Sites to Find Topics

These sites should be used as inspiration but not as direct sources:

ProCon.orgTHE Leading Source For Pros & Cons of Controversial Issues

Wikipedia - Never as a paper resource but use the sources the cite!

IDEA - International Debate Association Website

Gallup's Trends

These site could  can be used to explore, but can also be used to find resources.  Access limited to campus without passwords.

Sirs Issues Research Browse Prp/Con Issues

Credo Reference Literati Topic Pages

CQ Researcher Browse Topics

 

Looking at Opinion Pages

 

Finding a Topic -- Beginning

Use the Credo Reference Literati site to create a mind map to help you find ideas and keywords.

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Sample Mindmap

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