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08-31-2011, 03:34 AM
I'm in my argumentative writing class this semester and I need a topic idea. Something to argue a side on and write my first essay. Looking for some different, out of the ordinary ideas!!!! :)

08-31-2011, 10:23 AM
It looks like you are from Tennessee. If you wanted to do something a little out of the norm, you could write about how the open carry gun law should be repealed there.

- L89

08-31-2011, 10:51 AM
Does it have to be serious or can it be tongue-in-cheek? If it has to be more serious that could limit the "out of the ordinary" topics. :(

08-31-2011, 11:32 AM
I wrote an argumentative paper on Polygamy...which maybe isn't that out of the ordinary...but I argued that it SHOULD be legal. Totally got an A.

08-31-2011, 12:04 PM
Hmm ... how about why physical education should be mandated in secondary school?

08-31-2011, 01:09 PM
I did a debate in high school on whether marijuana should be legalized. Maybe not far enough out there for what you're looking for, but is an interesting topic.

April Snow
08-31-2011, 02:11 PM
this was in the news a little while back and I think there may be a thread on it here, but there was a school that mandated that kids HAD to buy school lunch and were not allowed to bring lunch from home. They claimed that the lunches kid were bringing were so non-nutritious.

It seemed pretty extreme to me! lol!

08-31-2011, 03:00 PM
I did a paper on California's early release program for violent inmates to save money. I used the murder of the beautiful and young Polly Klaas by Richard Allen Davis. Davis was a habitual violent criminal. Lots of info on recidivism on the web. Good luck.

09-01-2011, 12:47 AM
Thanks!!! it can be any variety of topics really, the more uncommon the better