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ESL 924: Prof. Carey: Assignment: Argument Essay Topics

Prof. Julie Carey Assignment

Argument Essay Topic Choices

 

1. Is a college education worth it?

 

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Required Articles:

Is a college education worth it? (ProCon)

“Is college worth it?” by Michelle Adam

 

2. How can school shootings be prevented in the U.S.?

Image from: http://www.guns.com/2015/10/06/mapped-142-school-shootings-since-2013/

 

Required Articles:

“Preventing School Shootings” (Center for Injury Research and Prevention)

10 ways to put brakes on mass shootings in schools” by Nicole Saidi

 

3. What is the truth about U.S. immigrants’ economic contributions to U.S. society, and immigrant vs native-born citizen crime rates?

Image from: https://fee.org/articles/3-common-immigration-myths-debunked/

 

Required Articles:

Immigration and Crime” American Immigration Council

“Immigrants impact on the U.S. economy in 7 charts” by Irina Ivanova

 

4. How can the bay area housing crisis improve?

 

Image from: http://www.economywatch.com/features/Were-Raising-Your-Rent-to-Out-of-Reach1023.html

 

Required Articles:

San Mateo County Renters in Crisis: A Call to Action (CA Housing Partnership)

“11 Possible Solutions to the Housing Crisis” by Kevin Truong

 

5. Should self-driving cars be legal?

Image from: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/self-driving-cars-approach-auto-industry-races-rebuild/

 

Required Articles:

Will Self-Driving Cars Change the Rules of the Road?” By Adam Cohen

“California Scraps Safety Driver Rules for Self-Driving Cars” By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI