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Compose an argument on some contemporary social issues.
The topic here is free-range within the field of “contemporary social issue.” Of course, one of the first things to consider is, what are social issues? Social issues include topics like campus crime, airport screening procedures, discrimination, hacking, domestic violence, identity theft, etc. Basically, social issues are any problems that affect a considerable number of people in a given society. With this broad definition, you really have room to discuss any issue that speaks to you, with a few exceptions (see below).
Next, you need to narrow your focus. “Contemporary Social Issue” is such a broad topic that it is impossible to deal adequately with it in an essay of any length. Therefore, you should choose an argumentative focus on some smaller aspect related to your chosen issue. For example, instead of writing about “social media,” I could write about “the influence of social media on anxiety issues in teenagers”.
These topics are OFF LIMITS. DO NOT USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS (if you do, you’ll get a zero):
You will formulate a thesis that states your opinion on whatever social issue you’ve selected to work with. The body of your essay will provide specific evidence from your source material to back up your thesis.
Your intended readers are intellectual (college-educated) people with an interest in social issues. (If you’d like, you may refine your audience further; for example, you may say to yourself “I’m writing for Facebook users”).