SUGGESTED ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY THESIS STATEMENTS
POWER AND THE INDIVIDUAL/SOCIETY
1- Same sex marriages should be legalized.
2- Same sex marriages should not be legalized.
3- The production and sale of cigarettes should be illegal. 4- The production and sale of cigarettes should not be illegal. 5- Military service should be compulsory.
6- Military service should not be compulsory.
POWER AND NATIONS
1- Religion is the main cause of wars.
2- Religion does not cause wars.
3- Turkey should ban trade with China.
4- Turkey should not ban trade with China.
5- The most powerful nation on Earth is __________.
POWER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
1- Gambling should be legalized.
2- Gambling should not be legalized.
3- Juvenile offenders should be tried and punished as adults. 4- Juvenile offenders should not be tried and punished as adults. 5- Law enforcement cameras are an invasion of privacy.
6- Law enforcement cameras are not an invasion of privacy. 7- Convicted sex offenders should be exposed.
8- Convicted sex offenders should not be exposed.
9- Sex offenders should be castrated.
10- Sex offenders should not be castrated.
11- Intellectual property should be protected under the law. 12- Intellectual property should not be protected under the law. 13- Current intellectual property rights laws negatively impact the development of new technologies.
POWER AND THE MEDIA
1- The Turkish media is biased.
2- The Turkish media is not biased.
3- File sharing programs should be banned.
4- File sharing programs should not be banned.
5- Social networking sites are a threat to personal privacy. 6- Social networking sites are not a threat to personal privacy. 7- The government should censor Internet content that is deemed inappropriate. 8- The government should not censor Internet content.
9- Advertisements are informative.
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