Wsj Topics For Argumentative Essays

  • Virginia Kearney 4 days agofrom United States

    That is an interesting question Oni, and I think you could possibly write a good paper about that. You could actually try an even broader question: How can the Internet Of Things be used to help in disease control?

  • Oni Anu 5 days ago

    Is it possible to use Internet Of Things for disease control surveillance system?

  • Virginia Kearney 5 days agofrom United States

    Hi Paola, you are right that you need to narrow the topic and one of the ways to do this is to turn it into a question which then can have several possible answers. Your answer will be the thesis. Here are some ideas:

    How can parents best monitor their children's use of media?

    How much online time should children have each day?

    What are the risks of using the Internet that parents need to know?

  • Paola 7 days ago

    I am trying to do a research paper on technology. The question that I came up with is: Are Parents Underestimating Children’s Risky Online

    Experiences? I feel as if this question is way too broad. There are parents that are aware of how risky online experiences can be or are!

    Can someone help me narrow it down?


  • Virginia Kearney 10 days agofrom United States

    Hi Layla, I think you've written two good questions. I don't know whether these would be hard to research. The first question is descriptive and would be an explaining paper. The second paper is an evaluation. You could also do something like: How has social media changed the way the government and governed people communicate? How has Twitter changed the way people think about government? Do people know more or less now about their government than before there was technology and social media?

  • laylalankford 11 days ago

    Aloha! I am looking for a research topic for Technology and Government. I came up with

    How are technologies changing the way people interact with government entities.

    Are cellphones and computers enabling us to communicate effectively with government.

    I am not positive if these are strong topics to do a research paper on. Any advice or suggestions?


  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    A variety of topics could be done on concrete civil engineering. Here are a few:

    What is the best way to make concrete earthquake safe?

    How is smart concrete changing the way civil engineers design their projects? Smart concrete has dormant bacteria spores along with calcium lactate which fills in cracks and self-heals the concrete.

    Is smart concrete really better?

    How can concrete be used in zero energy buildings?

  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Sarah, you can narrow your topic by talking about either one particular kind of social network, like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Another way to narrow the topic is to talk about what kind of information, such as political action, current news, disaster preparedness, or even a very specific situation like school shootings.

  • vivek behera 2 weeks ago

    tell me some topic related to concrete technology related to civil engineering

  • Sarah 2 weeks ago

    Hi, I also need a help for narrowing the topic because my teacher thinks it is kind of wide. I proposed for my topic to be "The impact of social networks on dissemination of information" but he wants me to narrow it and I don't really know how.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi William, you probably want to add something about what they are hacking. If students are your focus group, then you might want to add what they hack, such as school records, or their grades.

  • William 3 weeks ago

    Hi, could you help me narrower the topic please? My topic is to do a research to investigate the perception of hacking among student, but my teacher say it is too wide range.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Jencee, you could do a topic like: What is the best IT school for _____(pick an It major)?

    Why do IT students need to take courses in English?

    What is the difference between online and traditional IT schools?

    Which IT major do most female students prefer?

    How can more females be attracted to IT careers?

  • Jencee 3 weeks ago

    Hello, I like your ideas but I'm still having problems about choosing a research topic. Can you help me? My teacher told us to think of what we could research about IT students or IT schools.. Thank you!

  • Virginia Kearney 4 weeks agofrom United States

    1. How does technology use change the way a business (state a type of business) practice?

    2. What is the best new technology to develop alternative energy businesses?

    3. How can using new technologies help a restaurant business improve efficiency and customer service?

  • Showkat Ahmed 4 weeks ago

    suggest me some topics about technologies and businesses???

  • Virginia Kearney 7 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Jerick, the science of criminology is also called forensics. The topics in this article are for research rather than experimenting. For an experiment topic, you might want to do something about trying to pick up fingerprints from different surfaces. You would have to look up how to pick up fingerprints first. This is not hard to do. My kids did this at a science museum. Then you would test different surfaces like paper, glass, wood, metal etc. The question could be "which surface is the easiest to get a clear fingerprint from?" If you do this experiment, please come back and tell me how it went!

  • jerick 7 weeks ago

    hi ma'am, can you help us? were constructing a topic on our research but its difficult. the instruction of our teacher is, it must be apply with experimenting based on our course and my course is about criminology. thank you

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Ian and Aye--I'd suggest that you look at my other articles, especially the one that gives science essay ideas.

  • Ian and Aye 3 months ago

    Hello maam! Can you help us? We are having a difficulty on choosing our topic and constructing a title for it. We are Education students major in Biology. Can you please give or suggest some qualitative research or topics? We are from Philippines and we need your help.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ariemar, any of the questions here would make a good title. You can shorten it a bit. I like using questions for a title because it makes the reader interested in the answer, and therefore more open to reading your paper. Perhaps you could use, "Is Social Media Use Harmful to Students?"

  • IBUY 3 months ago

    Hi. Its a wide range of good gopics but can I ask for your suggestion of research topics about engineering?

  • Mehak 4 months ago

    i want to know some useful topics about educational technology

  • KRISHNA MAHATO 4 months ago

    thanks for your topics

  • mae 5 months ago

    good topics about digital learning please.

  • sebastian 6 months ago

    marine Technology for good topic?

  • Meseret Tadesse from Ethiopia,wsu. 7 months ago

    thank! for your topics and idea.

  • Virginia Kearney 7 months agofrom United States

    Hi ASD, you would need to narrow down your topic and idea in order to find a good title. You might want to look at my other topic ideas in my other articles on Science ideas.

  • Philip 7 months ago

    This list was super helpful, there are some great ideas and topics to write about...thanks for publishing this.

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ariane--check out my other ideas on science topics by looking at my profile or searching on the site for my other articles. Here are a few ideas: What are the advantages of Free Space Optics? How is the Philippines most vulnerable to cyber attacks? How can we better protect our data from hackers?

  • Ariane 8 months ago

    Hi good day! May I ask your help?? Help me find the best title for my course is information system. About the computer system..I'm from Philippines..thank you ma'am

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Hi, Thea--Look at my article on Science Research Topics. Find the link either in the sidebar or on my profile page.

  • Thea 8 months ago

    I need a research topic about science. A topic which is similar to investigatory project or science project.

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Thanks, Allie, You might want to check my article about science topics. In reality, most of chemical engineering is moving over to computational engineering and nanotechnology. So a good topic might be, "how is computational engineering changing chemical engineering" or "how is the chemical engineering profession changing?" Many colleges are actually dropping the name "chemical engineering" entirely.

  • Allie 8 months ago

    The suggested topics given are all good. But can you also please give me an example of a research topic about chemical engineering? Its for my research paper in K12.

  • Virginia Kearney 9 months agofrom United States

    Hi Mitch- for robotics and computer science topics, you might want to try: How will nanobots change biology? Are smart houses safe? Is facial recognition software making privacy impossible? How should we allow facial recognition software to be used? Is it a good idea for us to move everything to the cloud? What careers will robots take over in the next 20 years?

  • mitch 9 months ago

    can you give an example of a research topic about robots or computer science?

  • Virginia Kearney 12 months agofrom United States

    Des, for younger students, it is a good idea to pick a topic that they can research with videos as well as well as articles. I'd suggest going to YouTube and searching for educational videos on bread and pastry. That might give you some ideas. You also might want to start with a kitchen science type of approach. Then start with a question that students can look for to answer. For example, "What are the different ways to make bread around the world?" or "What are the different ways to make bread rise?" or "What is the history of sourdough bread?"

  • I'm Des 12 months ago

    Do you have some techniques in formulating research titles for specialized subjects in K to 12, most specially about bread and pastry. Your help and suggestion will be much appreciated. Thank you.

  • Virginia Kearney 17 months agofrom United States

    Hi Restituto--I have everything you would need to write a research paper here on HubPages. Look for "Problem Solution paper" and "Research Essay."

  • restituto 17 months ago

    hi! can you help me for my research paper which is all about in technology that affects in colleges student and how we solve it.. thanks!

  • sanjay 18 months ago

    super, great job. Thank you. This can be a lifesaver :)

  • Virginia Kearney 21 months agofrom United States

    Hi Madhavi--I don't understand why you would be running out of time trying to choose a Ph.D proposal. Generally, you should be working that out with the professor in charge of your research. However, I do think that this is something that people are actually researching on right now in education and probably this could be a general topic area for your research. However, you would need a narrow and specific focus for a Ph.D. along with specific areas of learning you would be examining.

  • MADHAVI 21 months ago

    Hi,I would like to confirm about one essay topic of above mentioned...i.e..How important is it that schools teach using ipads,smart boards,social media and other new technologies?... is it a research topic which can be picked up for a phd research proposal????

    PLz help me by responding immediately on running out of time..

  • Doris James-MizBejabbers 2 years ago

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    1. Does Technology Make Us More Alone?
    2. Are You Distracted by Technology?
    3. Do Apps Help You or Just Waste Your Time?
    4. Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smartphones Playing ‘Stupid Games’?
    5. Will Wearable Technology Ever Really Catch On?
    6. Are Digital Photographs Too Plentiful to Be Meaningful?
    7. Do You Worry We Are Filming Too Much?
    8. Would You Want a Pair of Google’s Computer Glasses?
    9. What Role Will Robots Play in Our Future?
    10. How Many Text Messages Are Too Many?

    11. Internet and Social Media

    12. Has Facebook Lost Its Edge?
    13. Does Facebook Ever Make You Feel Bad?
    14. Would You Consider Deleting Your Facebook Account?
    15. Should What You Say on Facebook Be Grounds for Getting Fired?
    16. Should People Be Allowed to Obscure Their Identities Online?
    17. How Much Do You Trust Online Reviews?

    18. Technology in Schools

    19. Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive?
    20. Do Your Teachers Use Technology Well?
    21. Should Tablet Computers Become the Primary Way Students Learn in Class?
    22. Can Cellphones Be Educational Tools?
    23. Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction?
    24. Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning?
    25. How Would You Feel About a Computer Grading Your Essays?


      Movies, TV and Theater

    27. Is TV Stronger Than Ever, or Becoming Obsolete?
    28. Do TV Shows Like ‘16 and Pregnant’ Promote or Discourage Teenage Pregnancy?
    29. Does Reality TV Promote Dangerous Stereotypes?
    30. Does TV Capture the Diversity of America Yet?
    31. Is TV Too White?
    32. Why Do We Like to Watch Rich People on TV and in the Movies?
    33. What Makes a Good TV Show Finale?
    34. What Makes a Good Commercial?
    35. Why Did a Cheerios Ad Attract So Many Angry Comments Online?
    36. What Were the Best Movies You Saw in the Past Year?
    37. Does Live Theater Offer Something You Just Can’t Get Watching Movies or TV?

    38. Music

    39. What Can You Predict About the Future of the Music Industry?
    40. What Current Musicians Do You Think Will Stand the Test of Time?
    41. What Artists or Bands of Today Are Destined for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
    42. What Artists Do You Consider ‘Sellouts’?
    43. What Musician, Actor or Author Should Be a Superstar, but Hasn’t Quite Made It Yet?
    44. Who Does Hip-Hop Belong To?
    45. Will Musical Training Make You More Successful?

    46. Video Games

    47. Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?
    48. Should Stores Sell Violent Video Games to Minors?
    49. Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life?
    50. When Should You Feel Guilty for Killing Zombies?
    51. Can a Video Game Be a Work of Art?
    52. What Game Would You Like to Redesign?
    53. How Sexist Is the Gaming World?

    54. Literature

    55. Would You Trade Your Paper Books for Digital Versions?
    56. Does Reading a Book Count More Than Listening to One?
    57. To What Writer Would You Award a Prize?
    58. Who Are the Characters That Authors Should Be Writing About?
    59. Do You Prefer Your Children’s Book Characters Obedient or Contrary?

    60. Art

    61. Can Graffiti Ever Be Considered Art?
    62. Do We Need Art in Our Lives?
    63. Does Pop Culture Deserve Serious Study?
    64. Where Is the Line Between Truth and Fiction?
    65. Should Society Support Artists and Others Pursuing Creative Works?


      Gender Issues

    67. Do Parents Have Different Hopes and Standards for Their Sons Than for Their Daughters?
    68. Is School Designed More for Girls Than Boys?
    69. Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies?
    70. How Much Pressure Do Boys Face to Have the Perfect Body?
    71. Do Photoshopped Images Make You Feel Bad About Your Own Looks?
    72. Doctored Photos: O.K. or Not?
    73. Is It O.K. for Men and Boys to Comment on Women and Girls on the Street?
    74. Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality?
    75. What Should We Do to Fight Sexual Violence Against Young Women?
    76. How Do You Feel About Rihanna and Chris Brown Getting Back Together?
    77. Why Aren’t There More Girls in Leadership Roles?
    78. Why Aren’t More Girls Choosing to Pursue Careers in Math and Science?
    79. Should Women Be Allowed to Fight on the Front Lines Alongside Men?
    80. Do You Believe in Equal Rights for Women and Men?
    81. Are Women Better at Compromising and Collaborating?
    82. Do Boys Have Less Intense Friendships Than Girls?
    83. Can a Boy Wear a Skirt to School?
    84. Is It O.K. to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples Based on Religious Beliefs?

    85. Dating and Sex

    86. Should Birth Control Pills Be Available to Teenage Girls Without a Prescription?
    87. Should the Morning-After Pill Be Sold Over the Counter to People Under 17?
    88. How Should Children Be Taught About Puberty and Sex?
    89. Is Dating a Thing of the Past?
    90. Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love?
    91. Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?
    92. Could Following These Directions Make You Fall in Love With a Stranger?
    93. How Should Educators and Legislators Deal With Minors Who ‘Sext’?
    94. How Should Parents Address Internet Pornography?



    96. If Football Is So Dangerous to Players, Should We Be Watching It?
    97. Should Parents Let Their Children Play Football?
    98. Should College Football Players Get Paid?
    99. Is It Offensive for Sports Teams to Use Native American Names and Mascots?

    100. Sportsmanship

    101. Are Some Youth Sports Too Intense?
    102. Should There Be Stricter Rules About How Coaches Treat Their Players?
    103. Do Sports Teams Have a Responsibility to Hold Players to a Standard for Their Personal Conduct?
    104. Should Athletes Who Dope Have to Forfeit Their Titles and Medals?
    105. Do Fans Put Too Much Pressure on Their Favorite Professional Athletes?
    106. Does a Championship Game Always Need to Have a Winner (and a Loser)?
    107. Should Sports Betting Be Legal Everywhere?
    108. Should Colleges Fund Wellness Programs Instead of Sports?
    109. Where Should Colleges and Sports Teams Draw the Line in Selling Naming Rights?

    110. Other Sports

    111. Has Baseball Lost Its Cool?
    112. Is Cheerleading a Sport?
    113. How Big a Deal Is It That an N.B.A. Player Came Out as Gay?
    114. Would You Want a Bike Share Program for Your Community?
    115. How Young Is Too Young to Climb Mount Everest?



    117. Do You Trust Your Government?
    118. If You Were Governor of Your State, How Would You Spend a Budget Surplus?
    119. What Local Problems Do You Think Your Mayor Should Try to Solve?
    120. Should Rich People Have to Pay More Taxes?
    121. What Is More Important: Our Privacy or National Security?

    122. Leadership and Politics

    123. Do Leaders Have Moral Obligations?
    124. Do Great Leaders Have to Be Outgoing?
    125. Is It Principled, or Irresponsible, for Politicians to Threaten a Shutdown?

    126. International Relations

    127. Should the U.S. Be Spying on Its Friends?
    128. When Is the Use of Military Force Justified?
    129. Should Countries Pay Ransoms to Free Hostages Held by Terrorists?

    130. Police, Prisons and Justice System

    131. Should the United States Stop Using the Death Penalty?
    132. When Should Juvenile Offenders Receive Life Sentences?
    133. What Do You Think of the Police Tactic of Stop-and-Frisk?
    134. Do Rich People Get Off Easier When They Break the Law?
    135. Should All Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?
    136. Will What Happened in Ferguson Change Anything?
    137. Should Felons Be Allowed to Vote After They Have Served Their Time?

    138. Gun Policy

    139. How Should We Prevent Future Mass Shootings?
    140. Would You Feel Safer With Armed Guards Patrolling Your School?
    141. What Is Your Relationship With Guns?
    142. Where Do You Stand on Unconcealed Handguns?
    143. Should Guns Be Permitted on College Campuses?
    144. Did a Newspaper Act Irresponsibly by Publishing the Addresses of Gun Owners?

    145. Immigration

    146. Should Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Be Allowed to Live in the U.S. Without Fear of Getting Deported?
    147. Are Children of Illegal Immigrants Entitled to a Public Education?


      Parenting and Childhood

    149. How Much Freedom Should Parents Give Their Children?
    150. How Should Parents Discipline Their Kids?
    151. When Does Discipline Become Child Abuse?
    152. Do ‘Shame and Blame’ Work to Change Teenage Behavior?
    153. Do We Give Children Too Many Trophies?
    154. Are Adults Hurting Young Children by Pushing Them to Achieve?
    155. Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?
    156. How, and by Whom, Should Children Be Taught Appropriate Behavior?
    157. Are ‘Dark’ Movies O.K. for Kids?
    158. Should Halloween Costumes Portray Only ‘Positive Images’?
    159. Are Parents Violating Their Children’s Privacy When They Share Photos and Videos of Them Online?
    160. Should Children Be Allowed to Compete on TV?
    161. How Young Is Too Young for an iPhone?
    162. Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?

    163. Parents and School

    164. How Should Parents Handle a Bad Report Card?
    165. How Important Are Parent-Teacher Conferences?
    166. Who Should Be Able to See Students’ Records?
    167. Would You Want to Be Home-Schooled?
    168. Should All Children Be Able to Go to Preschool?

    169. House and Home

    170. How Important Is Keeping a Clean House?
    171. Does Keeping a Messy Desk Make People More Creative?

    172. Millennial Generation

    173. What Can Older People Learn From Your Generation?
    174. Does Your Generation Have Too Much Self-Esteem?
    175. Is Your Generation Really ‘Postracial’?

    176. Becoming an Adult

    177. When Do You Become an Adult?
    178. When Should You Be Able to Buy Cigarettes, Drink Alcohol, Vote, Drive and Fight in Wars?
    179. When You Are Old Enough to Vote, Will You?


      Personal Character

    181. Can Money Buy You Happiness?
    182. Does Buying and Accumulating More and More Stuff Make Us Happier?
    183. Are We Losing the Art of Listening?
    184. Do People Complain Too Much?
    185. Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
    186. How Important Is Keeping Your Cool?
    187. When Should You Compromise?
    188. Is Your Generation More Self-Centered Than Earlier Generations?

    189. Religion and Spirituality

    190. Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?
    191. How Much Control Do You Think You Have Over Your Fate?
    192. Can You Be Good Without God?
    193. How Important Do You Think It Is to Marry Someone With the Same Religion?

    194. Morality and Personal Responsibility

    195. Does Suffering Make Us Stronger and Lead to Success?
    196. Do Bystanders Have a Responsibility to Intervene When There is Trouble?
    197. When Is Looting Morally O.K.?
    198. Can Kindness Become Cool?

    199. Language and Standards

    200. Have Curse Words Become So Common They Have Lost Their Shock Value?
    201. What Words or Phrases Do You Think Are Overused?
    202. What Words or Phrases Should Be Retired?
    203. Do Laws That Ban Offensive Words Make the World a Better Place?
    204. Should Newspapers Reprint Cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad That Some Deem Offensive?
    205. Is It Wrong for a Newspaper to Publish a Front-Page Photo of a Man About to Die?

    206. EDUCATION

      Teaching and Learning

    207. Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?
    208. Does Your Homework Help You Learn?
    209. What Are You Really Learning at School?
    210. Does Class Size Matter?
    211. Do We Need a New Way to Teach Math?
    212. Does Gym Help Students Perform Better in All Their Classes?
    213. Should Reading and Math Be Taught in Gym Class Too?
    214. What Are the Best Ways to Learn About History?
    215. What Is the Right Amount of Group Work in School?
    216. What Do You Think of Grouping Students by Ability in Schools?
    217. How Important Is Arts Education?
    218. Do Schools Provide Students With Enough Opportunities to Be Creative?
    219. Does the Way Your Classroom Is Decorated Affect Your Learning?

    220. Discipline and School Rules

    221. What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?
    222. How Does Your School Deal With Students Who Misbehave?
    223. Should Schools Be Allowed to Use Corporal Punishment?
    224. Is Cheating Getting Worse?
    225. Should Schools Put Tracking Devices in Students’ ID Cards?
    226. Should Middle School Students Be Drug Tested?
    227. Should Students Be Barred From Taking Cellphones to School?

    228. Bullying

    229. How Big a Problem Is Bullying or Cyberbullying in Your School or Community?
    230. How Should Schools Address Bullying?
    231. How Should Schools Address Cyberbullying?
    232. What Should the Punishment Be for Acts of Cyberbullying?
    233. When Do Pranks Cross the Line to Become Bullying?
    234. How Should Schools Respond to Hazing Incidents?

    235. Time in School

    236. Should the School Day Start Later?
    237. Is Your School Day Too Short?
    238. Do You Think a Longer School Calendar Is a Good Idea?
    239. Should the Dropout Age Be Raised?
    240. Should We Rethink How Long Students Spend in High School?
    241. Should Students Be Allowed to Skip Senior Year of High School?
    242. Should Kids Head to College Early?
    243. Class Time + Substitute = Waste?
    244. Do Kids Need Recess?

    245. Grading

    246. Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?
    247. Does Your School Hand Out Too Many A’s?
    248. Do Girls Get Better Grades Than Boys in Your School?
    249. Does Separating Boys and Girls Help Students Perform Better in School?
    250. Why Do Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading?
    251. Should Discomfort Excuse Students From Having to Complete an Assignment?

    252. Standardized Tests

    253. How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?
    254. How Seriously Should We Take Standardized Tests?
    255. Do You Spend Too Much Time Preparing for Standardized Tests?
    256. Should Schools Offer Cash Bonuses for Good Test Scores?

    257. School Life

    258. Would You Rather Attend a Public or a Private High School?
    259. How Much Does It Matter to You Which High School You Attend?
    260. Are Small Schools More Effective Than Large Schools?
    261. Should Home-Schoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?
    262. Should All Students Get Equal Space in a Yearbook?
    263. Should School Newspapers Be Subject to Prior Review?
    264. Is Prom Worth It?
    265. Is Prom Just an Excuse to Drink?



    267. How Necessary Is a College Education?
    268. Is College Overrated?
    269. Should a College Education be Free?
    270. What Is the Perfect Number of College Applications to Send?
    271. Should Colleges Find a Better Way to Admit Students?
    272. Should Colleges Use Admissions Criteria Other Than SAT Scores and Grades?
    273. Do You Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions?
    274. Does It Matter Where You Go to College?
    275. Do College Rankings Matter?
    276. What Criteria Should Be Used in Awarding Scholarships for College?
    277. Should Engineers Pay Less for College Than English Majors?
    278. Do Fraternities Promote Misogyny?
    279. Should Colleges Ban Fraternities?

    280. Jobs and Careers

    281. Would You Quit if Your Values Did Not Match Your Employer’s?
    282. Should Employers Be Able to Review Job Applicants’ SAT Scores?
    283. Do You Worry Colleges or Employers Might Read Your Social Media Posts Someday?
    284. Would You Rather Work From Home or in an Office?
    285. Is ‘Doing Nothing’ a Good Use of Your Time?


      Drugs, Cigarettes and Alcohol

    287. Is Smoking Still a Problem Among Teenagers?
    288. Are Antismoking Ads Effective?
    289. Is Drinking and Driving Still a Problem for Teenagers?
    290. Should Marijuana Be Legal?
    291. Should Students Be Required to Take Drug Tests?
    292. Why Is Binge Drinking So Common Among Young People in the United States?

    293. Nutrition and Food

    294. Do You Think a Healthier School Lunch Program Is a Lost Cause?
    295. Should French Fries and Pizza Sauce Count as Vegetables?
    296. How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From?
    297. Is It Ethical to Eat Meat?
    298. Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?
    299. Do You Prefer Your Tacos ‘Authentic’ or ‘Appropriated’?
    300. Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed?
    301. Should the Government Limit the Size of Sugary Drinks?

    302. Health Issues

    303. How Should Schools Handle Unvaccinated Students?
    304. Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal in Every State?
    305. Should Texting While Driving Be Illegal in Every State?
    306. Should Terminally Ill Patients Be Allowed to Die on Their Own Terms?

    307. Appearance and Fashion

    308. Should Children Be Allowed to Wear Whatever They Want?
    309. What Are Your Opinions on Cosmetic Surgery?
    310. Do ‘Saggy Pants’ Mean Disrespect?
    311. Should You Care About the Health and Safety of Those Making Your Clothing?


      Science and the Environment

    313. How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?
    314. How Should Nations and Individuals Address Climate Change?
    315. Should Developers Be Allowed to Build in and Near the Grand Canyon?
    316. Should Scientists Try to Help People Beat Old Age So We Can Live Longer Lives?
    317. Given Unlimited Resources, What Scientific or Medical Problem Would You Investigate?
    318. When Is It O.K. to Replace Human Limbs With Technology?
    319. Should Fertilized Eggs Be Given Legal ‘Personhood’?

    320. Outer Space

    321. Do You Think Life Exists — or Has Ever Existed — Somewhere Besides Earth?
    322. Do You Believe in Intelligent Alien Life?
    323. Will Humans Live on Mars Someday?
    324. Would You Want to Be a Space Tourist?

    325. Animals

    326. Should Certain Animals Have Some of the Same Legal Rights As People?
    327. Is It Unethical for a Zoo to Kill a Healthy Giraffe?
    328. Should You Go to Jail for Kicking a Cat?
    329. Should You Feel Guilty About Killing Spiders, Ants or Other Bugs?
    330. How Do You Think Dinosaurs Went Extinct?


      Rich and Famous

    332. Should the Private Lives of Famous People Be Off Limits?
    333. Do You Think Child Stars Have It Rough?

    334. American Dream

    335. Should the United States Care That It’s Not No. 1?
    336. Is It Possible to Start Out Poor in This Country, Work Hard and Become Well-Off?
    337. Do Poor People ‘Have It Easy’?
    338. How Much Does Your Neighborhood Define Who You Are?

    339. Charity and Philanthropy

    340. Should Charities Focus More on America?
    341. What Causes Should Philanthropic Groups Finance?
    342. Is Teenage ‘Voluntourism’ Wrong?

    343. Shopping

    344. Do You Shop at Locally Owned Businesses?
    345. Is Amazon Becoming Too Powerful?
    346. Should Companies Collect Information About You?
    347. What Time Should Black Friday Sales Start?
    348. How Long Is It O.K. to Linger in a Cafe or Restaurant?

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