ENG 215 – Appendices
Appendix D: ENG 215 Topics for Persuasive Writing Research Paper These topics are to be used for Assignments 1-5. Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation
Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major points, and Plan
Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists
Assignment 4: Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution and Advantages
Assignment 5: Persuasive Writing 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
1) Should taxes on people making over $250,000 a year be changed? 2) Should Transportation Security (TSA) regulations be changed? 3) Should regulations for home schools be changed? 4) Should funding for the U.S. space program be changed?
5) Should changes be made to the regulations for foods that are served in public schools? 6) Should changes be made to regulations for mental health drugs for minors? 7) Should regulations be changed regarding genetically altering plants and/or animals? 8) Should the Family and Medical Leave Act be changed? 9) Should taxes on alcohol and tobacco be increased to help pay for rising medical costs? 10) Should regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving be standardized? 11) Should the instant replay used in the NFL be applied to other sports? 12) Should regulations regarding payment of college athletes be changed? 13) Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults? 14) Should child welfare regulations be changed? 15) Should DUI (driving under the influence) laws be changed? 16) Should sex offender registration laws be changed? 17) Should laws governing student laws be changed? 18) Should laws governing nursing homes be changed? 19) Should children of parents who do not allow them to be vaccinated be allowed to attend public school? 20) Should unemployment regulations and benefits...
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