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ENG114 - Connelly/Aden

Argumentative Essay

Assignment Summary

Please avoid topics which are overly sensational, too large for a paper with this limited scope, or that rely predominately on subjective taste

You may select one of the following topics:

  • Should the death penalty be allowed?
  • Should race or ethnicity be a consideration for college admission?
  • Should we ban plastic bottles/plastic bags?
  • Should we change the national minimum wage?
  • Should the U.S cut ties with Saudi Arabia?
  • Should hunting be permitted on Sundays in Pennsylvania?
  • Should certain speakers be banned from college campuses because of their ideas?

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MLA Style (Modern Language Association) [Rev. Aug. 2017]

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