Posted: April 17th, 2016
Narrowed topics have been listed in the form of questions for the first four broad topics below. The answers to these questions could be thesis statements. For instance, the answer to the question “What can be done to prevent school violence?” might be the thesis statement “Only a zero tolerance policy will truly prevent school violence.”
For the 18 remaining broad topics, only one narrowed topic has been provided. Come up with two additional narrowing questions that might lead to compelling thesis statements for each of these topics.
Violence in schools
What causes violence in high schools? Is there a developing trend in frequency or type of school violence? How should violent school children be punished? What can be done to prevent school violence? Drug use
Which drugs should be illegal? What kinds of drugs are the most dangerous? Is there a correlation between childhood exposure to drugs and use of drugs in adulthood? What kind of penalties should there be for the various kinds of illegal drug offenses? Immigration
What are the effects of illegal immigration? What are the effects of legal immigration? How should immigration laws be enforced? What’s the driving force behind illegal immigration? Religion
What makes people believe the way they do? Is it morally right to go to war to defend one’s religion? How does the history of any given religion differ from the values in its sacred text? How can people of different religious backgrounds live together harmoniously? Education
Is it necessary to go to college in order to be successful?
Are the current speed limits too high to ensure the safety of drivers?
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