Assignment: Choose an issue about which you have strong feelings. Write an essay arguing your position on this issue. Your purpose is to try to convince your readers to take your argument seriously. Therefore, you will want to acknowledge readers’ opposing views as well as any objections or questions they might have. Research required (3-5 sources). Essay must be in MLA format, including a Works Cited page. 4 pages in length. Possible topic ideas for position essay (see your text, too): 1. Is college admission too competitive? 2. Is the cost of college too high? 3. Should college students have complete freedom to choose their own courses? 4. Do colleges put too much stock in standardized test scores? 5. Is cyber bullying on the rise? 6. Should men get paternity leave from work? 7. Should any citizen who does not have a criminal record be permitted to carry a concealed weapon? 8. Should women also be required to sign up for the draft at age 18 in the US? 9. Do curfews keep teens out of trouble? 10. Does ageism exist in America today? 11. To what extent has the traditional male and/or female roles changed in the last 20 years? 12. Are parents clueless about child predators on the Internet? 13. Does modern day communication via social networks put an end of true and sincere relationships? 14. Facebook – the end of privacy or the beginning of a new era? 15. Should welfare recipients be drug tested? 16. Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy? 17. Are test scores a good indication of a school’s competency? 18. Do we have a throw-away society? 19. Is child behavior better or worse than it was years ago? 20. Should companies market to children? 21. Should the government have a say in our diets? 22. Does access to condoms prevent teen pregnancy? 23. Does access to condoms lead to irresponsible, dangerous, or bad behavior? 24. Are actors and professional athletes paid too much? 25. Are CEOs paid too much? 26. Do violent video games cause behavior problems? 27. Should creationism be taught in public schools? 28. Are beauty pageants exploitive? 29. Should English be the official language in the United States? 30. Should the racing industry be forced to use biofuels? 31. When should parents let teens make their own decisions? 32. Should the military be allowed to recruit at high schools? 33. Are there benefits to attending a single-sex school? 34. Does participation in sports keep teens out of trouble? 35. Does bullying start in families? 36. Should the government provide health care? 37. Are girls too mean to each other?