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EH 102: English Composition II: Topic Suggestions

English 102 composition research guide

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Topics and Opposing Viewpoints

  • Climate Change
    • Keywords: global warming, climate change, fossil fuels, microplastics, global pollution 
  • Immigration 
    • Keywords: sanctuary cities, ICE, naturalized citizens, refugees, legal immigration, illegal immigration 
  • Food insecurity
    • Keywords: food deserts, hunger, poverty, food assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) 
  • Opioid Addiction 
  • Prison Reform 
    • Keywords: for-profit prisons, federal prison, state prison, prison demographics, recidivism,  Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, prison violence, prison death, rehabilitation, overcrowding
  • Ownership of Exotic Animals
  • Student Activism
    • Keywords: college students, discrimination, protests, social media, university, higher education, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Women’s March, March for Our Lives 
  • Civil Rights 
    • Keywords: discrimination, systematic racism, institutional racism, race relationships, united states, U.S., black lives matter, #BLM, policing, police brutality, use-of-force legislation, defunding police, voter access, voter suppression, transphobia, LGBTQ, black-trans murders 
  • Quarantine Isolation Measures
    • Keywords: quarantine, Covid-19, novel, coronavirus, isolation, depression, essential workers
  • Legalization 
    • Keywords: marijuana, THC, CBD, legalization, THC-A, 
  • Vaping 
    • Keywords: electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping, vape
  • Mental Health 
    • Keywords: mental health, depression, anxiety, stigma, suicide, PTSD, isolation 

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