“Exploring with Research” Please respond to the following:
- Using the appendix document (located here), select three (3) of the provided topics that interest you. Next, think of a question that you have about that topic and then use a search engine to lightly research the question. Discuss what answer(s) you found to your questions. Are any of the topics worth more exploration for you? Why or why not?
D: ENG 215 Topics for Persuasive Writing Research Paper
topics are to be used for Assignments 1-4.
Assignment 1: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major
points, and Plan
Assignment 2: Persuasive Paper Part I: A
Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution
Assignment 4: Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible
Disadvantages and Answers
Some topics focus on
the entire county; however, other topics may focus on states, local areas, and/or businesses.
Topics / Questions Student Name Course Section 1)
Should taxes on people making over $250,000 a year be changed?
Should Transportation Security (TSA) regulations be
Should regulations for home schools be changed?
Should funding for the U.S. space program be changed?
Should changes be made to the regulations for foods that are served in public schools?
Should changes be made to regulations for mental health
drugs for minors?
Should regulations be changed regarding genetically
altering plants and/or animals?
Should the Family and Medical Leave Act be changed?
Should taxes on alcohol and tobacco be increased to help
pay for rising medical costs?
Should regulations regarding the use of cell phones while
driving be standardized?
Should the instant replay used in the NFL be applied to other sports?
Should regulations regarding payment of college athletes
Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults?
Should child welfare regulations be changed?
Should DUI (driving under the influence) laws be changed?
Should sex offender registration laws be changed?
Should laws governing student laws be changed?
Should laws governing nursing homes be changed?
Should children of parents who do not allow them to be
vaccinated be allowed to attend public school?
Should unemployment regulations and benefits be changed?
Should rules requiring all members of a jury to agree for
conviction be changed?
Should financial incentives be offered to high school
students to perform well on standardized tests?
Should the government offer tax credits for the purchase
of hybrid or alternative energy
Should the U.S. Government prohibit companies from outsourcing
jobs to people in foreign countries that do not have unions and / or fair labor laws?
Should the U.S. government provide financial assistance
to people whose retirement funds were invested
in the stock of companies that may have used unethical accounting practices (e.g.,
Enron, Arthur Andersen, etc.)?
Should colleges and universities expel students who are
caught cheating on exams and / or
plagiarizing their homework assignments?
Should the U.S. prohibit trade with countries that have
poor records on human rights?
Should vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, SUVs) be required to
have backup cameras?
Should all U.S. students be required to take four years
of foreign language in high school?
Should the state and / or
federal government provide subsidies to organic farmers?
Should all states require motorcyclists and passengers to
Should state and local governments provide health
insurance only for retirees who have served 20 years in government service?
Should your state
or local government enact different laws regarding certain animals (e.g., pit bulls)?