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WR115 - Introduction to Composition: Topic Selection

Introduction to Composition

Choosing a Topic

A good topic is important! For a paper making an argument, choose a topic that allows for a range of opinions and is likely to have evidence to back up those opinions. The resources on this page all provide good topics.

Good Databases for Debatable Topics

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