1. Topic: Choose a topic that you are interested in. This will make your research much more interesting. Also, keep in mind that this is an argumentative paper, and it will be 8-10 pages long. That means you not only need a topic that you can create argue about, but you also need a topic that you can write about for several pages. Finally, when selecting a topic, please keep in mind that the following topics CANNOT be used for this essay:
The Death Penalty
Physician Assisted Suicide
If you are struggling to select a topic, return to the Opposing Viewpoints Database (Links to an external site.) that you used while writing your refutation essay and explore the topics there or contact your instructor.
2. Research Question: What is it you want to know about your topic?