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Argumentative/Persuasive Resources

Resources for an argumentative/persuasive research assignment or paper.


Welcome to Delaware County Community College Library's Argumentative/Persuasive Research Guide!

Controversial issues are often the topics for a persuasive speech, position paper or argumentative essay. This guide has organized resources needed to conduct research for an assignment that requires you to argue, debate, or be persuasive on a topic. If you need help finding or researching a controversial topic, please contact a reference librarian.

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Controversial Topics

There are numerous controversial or pro/con topics to choose from. Some examples are:

  • Gun Control
  • Fracking
  • Healthcare
  • Gay Rights
  • Death Penalty
  • Immigration
  • Abortion
  • Climate Change
  • Standardized Testing
  • Legalization of Marijuana
  • Drinking Age
  • Trigger warnings in classes
  • Teen Driving
  • Alternative Energy
  • School Uniforms
  • Animal Rights
  • Stem Cells
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Identity Politics
Identify a topic by browsing the resources below: