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ENG 112: College Composition II (AL): Develop an Arguable Topic

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Topic Ideas, Learn About Your Topic

Write Down...

As you find information related to your topic, write down key words and ideas you come across, including:

Synonyms and related terms


Arguments for and against your topic

Names of people

Names of organizations




These are your KEYWORDS; you will likely continue to find more keywords as you do your research.  You will use these terms to do more effective searches.

Tips for Using Opposing Viewpoints

In Opposing Viewponts:

1. Type in your topic or "Browse Issues." 
2. Look for "Viewpoints" related to your topic.

These "Viewpoints" can give you ideas for how to frame your argument.