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GSW 1120: Freedom of Speech (Susan Carlton): Finding a Topic

Class guide for special section of GSW 1120 focusing on freedom of speech issues.

Topic-Finding Books and Databases

Not Sure What to Argue About?
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A good topic for an argumentative essay has several characteristics:

  • Reasonable people can disagree about it.
  • You can find good sources about it. If your topic is very narrow, this can be difficult.
  • You find it interesting. If you think your topic is boring now, just wait until you've finishing researching and writing about it!

Topic-Finding Websites