INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN ATTACHMENT !
You should pick a topic that you have not already made up your mind about. In addition, it is also
important that the topic be current, debatable, researchable, and manageable.
Pick a current topic is one that has not been over-debated and is still being decided by society and/or
community. Most writers and readers are sick of topics that have been debated for years, so avoid:
abortion, the death penalty, the legalization of marijuana, gun control, prayer in school, health care
etc. If you pick one of these topics, then you will automatically fail the assignment. Pick a topic that
interests you. You might consider pick a topic that you are invested in. For example, you could
investigate the traffic issues in Nashville (or your home town). The public resources available to
Nashvillians (or where you live). You might think about issues that impact you and your community. If
you have any questions about your topic and if it is acceptable, email me.
A possible list of topics might include (you are not required to pick from these; these are only ideas):
- Charter Schools in Nashville
- Public Funding for charter schools
- Why people don’t vote?
- Why teacher salaries are low
- Does Nashville need a soccer stadium?
- Traffic issues in Nashville
- Free College