It might help if we knew what the class actually is, what the 'argumentative paper' is designed to do, or what level it is at.I´m writing a argumentative paper for my class. I´m doing my research and trying to find a subject that is interesting but not too broad, it can be about anything. Any ideas?
Exactly. My sense is that the OP wants the forum to do the work - mental, philosophical, factual and rhetorical - for him.
Possibly for a different reason than the other likes on this post, I took it as nothing more than an example of being argumentative for the OP, lol.
University, or high school?@goldberg the paper is for a writing class. The last paper was a bad choice because the subject was way broad and hard to tackle.. It can be about anything, which gives freedom, but it needs a minimum of 5 scholarly references, which narrows it to subjects that have been researched, which again can be a lot because people will study anything
@D.T. that video was genius!
edit: I´m looking for ideas, pitches. We were encouraged to seek out others, and I´m not trying to unload my work on you guys..
Fair enough. And I actually agree with you. Arguing against what one believes is a brilliant way of honing one's mental reflexes, (and testing the strength, or logic, of one's own position), and agreed, academically, it can be very satisfying. But that is for a seasoned debater, not a novice.I sometimes find it more fun and more academically satisfying to argue the opposite view of what I actually believe. For example, I'm politically left-leaning, but I wrote some papers in school arguing for some pretty conservative ideas. Fleshing out the opposite view-point is a great way to learn more about your own view point.
I second this.University, or high school?
How long is the paper/presentation to be?
What areas within that do you study, or have an interest in? (You will argue better - or make a better case orally or in writing - if you know a bit about and care a bit about what you are talking about).