Rubric

Rubric

Rubric

Finding a Topic

The writer of a research paper is taking part in a debate. 
The writer must choose a topic that has at least two sides. 
Choose a debate in which even adults do not agree. 
Although the writer may start the investigation with a neutral mindset, eventually, the writer must take a side.

You must choose one of these 140 topics
or have teacher's permission before beginning

(This is a large file; there is also a copy on the school's I-Drive.)

Try to find a site that lists the pros and cons of the chosen issue. 
If such a site can be found, this paper will be much easier. 

www.balancedpolitics.org

www.allaboutpopularissues.org

www.procon.org


Or use a search engine with the following phrases:

pros and cons of …   

the case against… 

The case for…

Debunking...