Argumentative Essays

An argumentative essay is a type of papers that require a student to take a stance regarding a specific problem, which is usually debatable and provides argumentation of why such choice is the correct one. Such tasks require much efforts and time, but they develop analytical and critical thinking skills. That is why professors love these assignments very much and usually have numerous argumentative essay topics to surprise you with. You may check argumentative essay examples in order to see where and how counterargument should be presented.

You need to remember that all argumentation should be based on facts and evidence. You should persuade with reasoning instead of an emotional appeal. Thus, since you will have to vehemently prove the validity of the own position, when your professor provides a list of argumentative essay topics for college students, be sure to select the one about which you feel the most confident.

Once a topic is chosen, do not focus on searching relevant information to prove own position only. It is mandatory to investigate the stance of the opponents as well. Not only will it make you ready to refute any of them, but it will also give you ideas of how to convince the audience of your rightness. Such an approach will work regardless of argumentative essay ideas you have.

Finally, the structure of an argumentative essay should be the same as that of any other paper, i.e., have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Our sample essays may inspire you for new arguments and help grasp an idea of how the paper should look like. The success of these essays, however, does not depend on the structure. It is the strength of reasoning that may ensure a top grade for you.

Spying and the Public’s Right to Know

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It was discovered that George Bush secretly waived the rules that restrict electronic surveillance within U.S. allowing spying of Americans who would normally require a warrant from the court to do so. However, the New York Times withheld the story for a whole year. More than 13 months after t...

Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good For You

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Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good For You is an argument in favor of the inclusion of video games, television shows and other forms of popular entertainment in education. According to Johnson, the negative preconception of the post-modern world has no basis as video games will soon...

Child’s Maladjustment and Parental Divorce

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Divorce has of late been a subject of social research. Its effects on children have stirred a number of varied opinions. The magnitude of stress varies according to particular persons and families. Most studies have indicated that misunderstandings among adults are quite upsetting in the eyes ...

Offender Accountability

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Date rape is an act of sexual assault that happens without mutual consent between two people who may be known to one another. It can be called date rape or acquaintance rape because in most cases, it happens between people who know one another; for example, friends and lovers. When one person ...

All Children Should be Vaccinated

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Introduction

Vaccination represents one of the huge accomplishments of medical science in the American health care system. Vaccines have obtained a special position within the public and private health sectors as they convey considerable advantages not only to children who are...

Teens and Freedom

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This essay asserts that youngsters have too much freedom and few duties. I concur with this argument since no one is coerced to take drinks or even go to school. This is a personal responsibility. Having the autonomy to choose attending classes and not starting a career at a formative stage in...

Film Censorship

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Introduction

In its broadest sense, film censorship is defined as suppression of knowledge. It is a mechanism mostly used to prohibit the circulation of film materials. The reasons as to why film materials could be censored vary depending on the nature of the material. This te...

Family Violence is a Public Affair

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Family can be defined as a group of persons associated by affinity, consanguinity or co- habitation. It is an institution for children socialization. The family has various concepts e.g. marriage, honor, tradition, affinity culture or friendship. Marriage constitutes a family and is not always...

Resisting Revision

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Even though it is difficult for students to control the length at which they can wait for their work to be returned back to them, we are held personally responsible for making a decision as to the amount of time that we will allocate each type of paper. In the ordinary sense, working copies wi...

Positive Aspects of High School Sports

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Sports among young people, in this case, those in High School, is an excellent way of shaping up a society virtues and preventing many societal ills as is suggested by Buzz Bessinger in his Pultilizer prize-winning book; Friday Night Lights. According to Buzz Bessinger sports among High School...

Collaboration and Argument

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In research, there are mainly three types of methods used, qualitative method, quantitative method, and in recent times the mixed methods.

The third type of research method is most popular in recent times and so widely used. Collaboration is the process of working togethe...

What Draws the Readers Attention to Fiction

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Life is a long journey full of ups and downs. All humanity wishes to live a comfortable life without stress, disease and other negative factors that make life difficult and at times even unbearable. In reality, life often deals us with tough situations that we have to make our way through to a...

Television as a Vast Wasteland

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In 1961, Newton Minow coined the term vast wasteland for what he saw as television's empty content and anti-intellectualism. There is no point arguing against this notion as it is perfectly true that that television remains a vast wasteland. It should be noted that the television is a pote...

The Points of View

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Rhetoric goals

This is an essay aimed at persuading one party to concur with the point of view of another party. This is as a result of emails swap over between a former English teacher, David Armstrong and the management of the Dasani section of the Coca-Cola industry. The em...

The Utilization of Computers as a Good Development

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The utilization of the computers has brought about good things more than the bad things. No matter how much people talk about it having brought evils through their internet-based program, my appeal from the Utilitarian theory support its positive development.

According to Utilit...

Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood is the only solution to economic and social challenges facing the society of the 21st century. Planned Parenthood basically refers to a situation individuals plan on when to become fathers or mothers. This initiative ensures that family life and other responsibili...

Argumentative Synthesis

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A discussion that has been written and draws discussions, explanations, or arguments from more than one source can be referred to as a synthesis. A synthesis can either be an explanatory synthesis or an argumentative synthesis. Explanatory synthesis is one that is aimed at assisting a reader t...

Smoking Should Be Banned in Public Places

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For a number of years, numerous governments worldwide have tried to reduce the habit of smoking by a number of ways such as putting warnings on the packets, running advertising campaigns against it, and taxing tobacco. However, several countries have introduced new laws that ban smoking in pub...

Psychology of Women

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Psychology is a Latin word derived from two terms, psyche meaning soul and ology meaning study. Thus psychology is the systematic or scientific study of the soul and mind. The study involves taking a closer look at human consciousness which defines the powers and roles of the human. Psychology...

Proprioception

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Proprioception is usually referred to as the sixth sense of the body. This is where the senses report back to the brain on the movement or positioning of the body internally. It also indicates whether the right body parts are moving in the right direction and with the right efforts. According ...

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Challenges are an everyday situation that sometimes may break us or make us, but that choice remains with us. How we look at these challenges and how best we can overcome them, is our uttermost power over such challenges. The majority of people in their young years tend to move the mass. They ...

Generation of Lazy Young People

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Most of the youths today have a lot of information compared to the earlier days but they need all of it for granted. Instead of having to go to the library to do research through a pile of books and encyclopedia for related information and correct answers, they opt to go and perform a basic Go...

Does Size Really Matter

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Does the size of something determine the way it will perform some duties? This is one question that left me baffled when I was asked, the reason being I was not sure what was being referred to. It is, however, important to note that the size of an object or person can be classified either in t...

Human Rights of Syria Protesters

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Actions of the security forces in Syria against the protesters are crimes against humanity. Systematic slaying and torture by Syrian defense forces in the town of Daraa since the demonstration began there on early this year, strongly advocate that these actions qualify as crimes against humani...

Letter To The Editor

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For the longest time, the vice of drug abuse has been a prevalent vice in our society. Drug abuse, also known as substance abuse, refers to the use of drugs not for their therapeutic or medical effect; but for their mood-altering effects. Medically, it may be defined as "the use of illici...

Television

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Introduction

People all over the world turn on their television sets and watch a few moments of a few hours of TV ever day and it is hard to miss TV. In this case, it is rarely hard to miss a moment of reality show on most channels. Whether TV is bad for us or good for us is a...

The Existence of God

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The cosmological argument encompasses the existence and origin of God as argued by different philosophers in ancient history like Aristotle, Plato all through to medieval St Thomas Aquinas. This argument was further advanced in the 20th century by Fredrick Copleston. The greatest ar...

The Importance of Family and Kinship

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Are the family and kinship important in the changing world of the 21st century?

According to (Max Weber, Walter Garrison Runciman 1977) kinships are the family ties which can be either patrimonial or matrimonial in nature and mostly influenced by economic power. Kinship was an...

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Group

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According to Burke 2004, Al-Qaeda is the army of Islamic militants that comprises several Afghanistan war commanders and Veterans that started in late 1980 under its leader Osama Bin Laden. It was aimed at protecting Saudi Arabia. Despite his efforts to build a strong army Osama failed and was...

The Modern Middle East

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The articles on the website of Al Jazeera news network and those from the website of the American news network CNN differs in some areas and agrees in others. This applies even in the stories covering similar subjects in both articles. However, the articles are similar in some aspects.

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Science

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"Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks: but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house" (Henri Pioncare)

Basing on this quote, even if the bricks are quite essential and basic in the construction of a house, the ...

Quotations

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1. "It is not a sin to make yourself poor in performing experiment for the good of all."" p. 17/ 13// B1/ C2

Description: This sentence is uttered by Dorothea. She points out that it is better to use money to discover the way men can make use of the land that supp...

Obtaining Digital Evidence

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Viewing of any pornographic material is prohibited in any firm including company x. the employee found viewing and forwarding child pornography from the office was thus legitimately fired. It is the responsibility of the law enforcement to investigate and prosecute the culprit for the crime. T...

Compelling Public Interest

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Compelling public interest is the justification or persuasive need to enforce a given statute that limits and controls an individual's right or distinguishes between one individual and another as a result of a suspect categorization in a constitutional manner. To be justifiable, the statut...

Language

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Both Dowdy and Barbara Mellix talks about the judgment that comes along with an individual's language. Mellix states how she struggled throughout her life over the identity of speech and from writing. To overcome this identity, Mellix expresses a duel identity by speaking Black English dur...

Marijuana

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Marijuana also is known as cannabis, grass, pot, and weed is the common name for a drug derived from the plant Cannabis. Every form of the drug is psychoactive or mind-altering. There are other 400 chemicals in the plant. The volume of active ingredient in marijuana ranges from 0.01% to 10%, w...

Success

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People have defined success differently in most cases the word is connected to money. The meaning of success is subjective to the person who is using it. It can make sense from a micro and Macro level. If only one person or a small group of people attain their goals in life then they can be sa...

The Status of Women in the Tanakh

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Women have various roles and responsibilities on the planet. Women are equal to men in status although not necessarily the same. The status of women in the Tanakh can best be described through the various roles that women play on earth. It is through women that God brings children to the earth...

Confession Memo

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FROM: Juan Ortega

TO: Assistant Prosecutor

The statements that Danny made to the officer at the scene are inadmissible. This is because for any testimonial evidence to be used in a criminal proceeding, the Miranda rule must apply. The Miranda rule entails the Mira...

Child Labour

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The following is an argumentative radio script that highlights on the effects of child labour on children and its effects on the child's life and the society in general. This argumentative script is a dialogue between different students that have met in a break and they discuss recent case...

Problem Solving

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On each and every coming day we do encounter problems. Every time we come across a problem, we seek to find a solution to this problem by engaging in thinking in order for us to come up with a solution (Anonymous: Problem solving, 2010). Problems range from simple ones to very much complicated...