The subject matter and argumentative direction of your research argument are open to your choice. You must, however, research and write about a matter of contemporary American public controversy. Due to the complexity of many of these areas of controversy, youll want to identify a subject that you are passionate about early in the course and begin accumulating resources and refining your views. I recommend that you develop a series of research questions that will help you to clarify your position and organize your writing.
Recourse must have journal articles, reference texts, or chapters from academic books) and popular resources (newspaper and magazine articles, interview ,TED Talks, or podcasts) for your essay.
Also your essay should have at last one or two (charts, graphs, and photographs) .