A Controversial Topic: Pros and Cons

Choose a controversial topic. Compose a “should question” to determine whether or not your topic can be argued sufficiently.

Remember that “…in all successful arguments, the basic concept of providing reasons to support a conclusion is fundamental.” Next, research five reasons to support your argument or “pro” statements. Research 5 counterarguments or “con” statements. Once you have found your pro and con statements, form your own statement of argument based on the premises you find most compelling. Write your statement of argument in one clear, concise sentence. In other words, write a succinct statement of your point of view regarding the issue based on the research you did.