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. 

Need more information? Try these links:

  • GCC 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 thesis statements & web links)

    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
    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

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