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Emily Alfano
Argument Paper
Fri Nov 2, 2012 2:27pm
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I've had some trouble deciding what I want to write about for my argument paper. I know that this is not my strong style of writing so I want to choose something that I'm interested in so I could make a bigger impact on the reader and hopefully persuade them as well. Right now I am deciding between two options. I either want to write about putting an age limit on social media or making the production and sales of cigarettes illegal. I am interested in both these topics and strong opinions for each.
I am considering these topics for a few reasons. Ever since I came down south for school, I notices that so many more young adults are smoking cigarettes. Personally I understand the risks you are taking if you choose to smoke and I would never smoke a cigarette myself. There are so many deaths annually due to continuous smoking and many people develop cancer. I just have never seen anything good come out of smoking cigarettes. This is why I think I could develop a good argumentive paper on the topic. Next, I do think there should be an age limit on the usage of social media sites. I don't think there should be middle schoolers on Facebook, Twitter, etc. We have seen so many more accounts of cyber bullying in these age groups in recent years. Teen suicides have occurred because of the things bullies have said to these poor kids online. I do think alot of kids on the sites are just fine and mind their own business, but many are abusig the sites because they are not at mature ages yet. There should be more restrictions to prevent these young kids from using the social media sites until at least high school.
The counter argument for the cigarettes topic is obvious. It is that the production and sales of these tobacco products should remain legal. The counter argument for the social media age limit is that it is the right of all people to use these websites and all ages can use them.
I think either topic has potential to be a good argument paper. There are good counter arguments and alot of research I can use to back myself up. Hopefully my classmates will like the topic I choose in class on Monday.

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