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So here's the deal, I have to choose a topic for my research paper in AP english by tomorrow, and I need help. It has to be something controversial, but nothing overused like capital punishment, abortion, global warming, stem cells, drugs, etc. Something original. So I ask the good people of UG-- give me some ideas!
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Abortion, or something.
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#7
Faith Based School Funding (if you follow Canadian news, you'll know how Tory lost the election )

it may not be enough for an AP reasearch essay though.

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#11
Hmm, governmental media control.

'Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.'

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#12
I did mine last year on Eminent Domain - government seizing of land for "public use." It's actually a pretty cool topic.
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#14
Euthanasia.
That's what I'm doing anyway.
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Talk about blacks, gays, women, seniors, and disabled people all in one essay.

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wait, I just realized, women don't deserve to be talked about. my mistake


Or a combination of them all - A black, elderly, one armed, Russian lesbian?
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#18
Pit bulls.

They are just about the most misunderstood pet the world owns. I know of dogcatchers who provoke them just so they can kill them. I actually heard once that dalmations harm more children per year than do pit bulls...

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#19
AP English? take a side on the free will v. divine design argument in various ancient literary works (Gilgamesh, the Odyssey, the iliad, the Oedipus Cycle, Julius Caesar, etc.) Since you're obviously in an AP lit class, that would be controversial to your teacher... it's a lot of work but trauma builds character

edit: wait wait... you're writing a research paper for an AP English class? wtf why? thematic analysis ftw!
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Abortion, or something.

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#21
Wait... Instead of abortion, you could right against the loudest arguers from both sides of the issue. Like the pro-life posters with pictures of dead fetuses.... well older than the time that it is legal to abort.

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Political Correctness, you've got liberty to be very controversial with that.


I like that, talk about how political correctness is pretty damn stupid.

Or, here's one from the 80's, write about if Vinnie Vincent did or did not write songs for KISS. Nobody has written a paper about that, nobody.
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#26
Write about how that one guy who discovered DNA(Crick) would like to genocide all the mentally handicapped to get rid of those diseases they have.
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I like that, talk about how political correctness is pretty damn stupid.

Or, here's one from the 80's, write about if Vinnie Vincent did or did not write songs for KISS. Nobody has written a paper about that, nobody.


Or do the opposite, like Stuart Lee...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1IYx4Bc6_eE

I disagree with him, but can see where he is coming from.
#29
My friend had to do the same thing last year he got assigned "The Dangers of Subliminal Messaging"
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