Argumentative Essay Topics
The following topics are suitable for argumentative essay assignments. Suggested thesis statements and a list of web links to pertinent information are provided for each topic.

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MCC Library or GwCC Library (click on Articles and Databases to search the electronic databases)
Public Agenda
Rand
High School debate topics
Issue Organizations

Topics for Writing

Click on a topic to jump to the thesis statement and weblinks:

Bioethics (ethics in Life Sciences)
Assisted Suicide
Genetic Research
Computing Issues (the social implications)
Intellectual Property & Piracy
Cybercrime and Privacy
Constitutional Issues (our rights under the Constitution)
Gun Control
The Death Penalty
Electoral College System
Social Concerns (quality of life)
Animal Rights
Gambling
Gay Marriages
Illegal Immigration
Medicinal Marijuana
Education Issues (our public schools)
Testing to Improve Educational Standards
School Choice - charter schools & vouchers
Intercollegiate Athletics and Ethics

Food Issues (GMO's vs. Organic)
GMO Dangers
Are Biotech Foods Safe to Eat?
Dr. Oz Investigates GMO's (part I, II, and III)

World Health Organization's Brief Definition
GMO Facts by Non-GMO Project
Genetically Engineered Foods by Medicine Plus
Genetically Modified Foods: To Eat or Not To Eat?

Monsanto (Largest GMO-Producing Company

8 Reasons GMO's are Bad for You

Labels for GMO's are a Bad Idea
Death of Bees: Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America