Research Papers on Argumentative / Pro-Con / Pro-Con

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  • The Importance of Blood Donation

    This 8 page paper examines blood donation. This paper is persuasive and includes a PowerPoint slide presentation. Specific facts are noted. Speaker notes are included as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • PROPOSAL FOR MILITARY RESEARCH IN AFGHANISTAN

    This 5-page paper presents a proposal for a military researcher on the ground in Afghanistan. The paper includes benefits of such a move, as well as the job description of such a person. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Example of a National Heritage Grant Proposal

    This 3-page paper is an example of a grant proposal for purposes of studying and researching a particular family.

  • Sexual Conversion Psychotherapy and Ethics

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the ethical arguments in relation to sexual conversion psychotherapy. It is unethical to attempt to modify sexual orientation through psychotherapy due to the fact that homosexuality is not a mental illness and using therapies designed for mental illness are not only detrimental for the client but are also misrepresenting homosexuality as a mental illness. Despite the fact that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has deemed sexual conversion therapies as unethical practice, many therapists still offer this “treatment” to clients based on their feelings that it is unethical to disregard patient wishes. However, since there is no scientific or historical treatments which have shown any success in sexual conversion therapy, psychotherapists who “treat” clients for their sexual preferences are not only unethical because they are providing therapy which they know is ineffective but they are also taking payment for failed therapy. Rather than support clients in their sexual preferences and offer counseling in regards to handling stresses and pressures from society, psychotherapists who attempt sexual conversion therapy leave their clients with lower self-esteem and self-identification issues than when they first came to the therapists because they perceive that they have failed “treatment”. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Violence and Pornography

    A 9 page research paper attempting to answer questions about the relationship that may exist between pornography and violence. The writer evaluates articles arguing both ways and ultimately concludes that certain forms of pornography do indeed have a tendency to cause violent sexual behavior. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Sexual Terrorism and Pornography Propaganda

    A 14 page overview of the issues surrounding pornography. The author addresses the question of whether pornography is the propaganda of sexual terrorism by assessing public viewpoints on the issues. The results are rather unexpected. Indeed, not only do students appear more receptive to pornography, the general public is generally apathetic to the issue. Even some feminist stand on the side of supporting pornography and view it as a natural expression of sexuality. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Doctors on Strike

    This 4 page paper evaluates an article on malpractice claims closely and interprets its meaning. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • An Individual's Explanation on Why He Wants to Become a Doctor

    A 6 page account of why one individual wants to become a physician. This paper relates the personal experiences of a student that stayed at his mother's bedside during a six month hospitalization. The lack of empathy and professionalism that he witnessed in the doctors that attended his mother and other patients convinced him that he could do better. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Antidepressants and Children

    This 5 page paper looks at recent reports linking suicide with antidepressants but makes a larger argument in terms of not medicating the young. The society is viewed as schizophrenic--on one hand having a war on drugs but on the other sanctioning the happy pills handed out by doctors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Arguing in Support of Marijuana Legalization

    8 pages in length. Although the writer of this essay does not necessarily endorse the use of marijuana, (s)he agrees with the argument that it is politically-incorrect to outlaw it in the United States. Very good points are made from the history of marijuana's existence in the country as well as the similar case of alcohol prohibition during the 1920's. The writer feels that the FDA should regulate the drug so that smokers do not risk using pot that is sneakily mixed with other substances. Medical evidence of marijuana's comparatively mild effects is presented and the report concludes that the negative impacts of marijuana's ban are far worse than those that would prevail if it were allowed to be sold openly and legally. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Both Sides of the Marijuana Legalization Controversy

    Both sides of the issue are explored in this 7 page paper. The writer discusses health & social aspects of the controversy - citing the risks associated with legalizing marijuana as well as the possible advantages to doing so. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Medicinal Marijuana Use and Ethical Issues

    A 6 page research paper on whether it is ethical for physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes in extreme cases. The writer details both sides of the controversy, the evidence in support of not prescribing it, and the ethical considerations which are pertinent--ultimately arguing in favor of one side. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Defense of Marijuana Legalization

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses both sides of the marijuana battle in relation to legalization, addressing medicinal, tax and Prohibition issues. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Euthanasia or PAS

    This 5 page paper deals with the issue of euthanasia, or physician assisted suicide from the standpoint of the philosopher John Stuart Mill. Given Mill's standing on individual liberties, the humanity inherent in physican assisted suicide is supported by cited examples from Mill's work, On Liberty, and his Utilitarianism theories. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Disturbed's "Inside the Fire" and Ownership by the Devil in a Social Interaction Theory Context

    This 4 page argumenatative paper posits that the lyrics in "Inside the Fire" encourage fraternization with the devil and suicide as a subset of the rock music genre. The argument is framed within social interaction theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Jesse Logan Story

    This 3 page paper is an argumentative essay that considers the reason that Jesse Logan died. This paper relates the story of a girl who committed suicide after being harassed following a sexting incident. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Thomas Youk's Assisted Suicide Aired on Television

    This 5 page paper contemplates the responsibility of producers who aired the assisted suicide of Youk by Dr. Kevorkian. Kant's views on such ethical problems is included and the problem is looked at realistically as well. Kevorkian's controversial background is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Argument Against Legalization of Marijuana

    A 2 1/2 page paper which presents both sides to the issue of legalizing marijuana and argues it should remain illegal. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Opposition to Marijuana Legalization

    This 3 page paper discusses pro and con issues regarding the legalization of marijuana. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Arguing in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Uses

    A 5 page paper analyzing the potential benefits of the legalization of marijuana for medical utilization. This paper points out the varied uses to which marijuana has been put. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be legalized for use in treating certain medical conditions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Arguments in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be used for treatment in certain conditions. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Argument in Favor of Lowering the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen

    This 7 page paper provides an argument for lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Pros and cons are provided. Several issues are addressed including drinking and driving, problems on college campuses, drug abuse and the heightened risks of suicide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Debate on Euthanasia Legalization

    A 37 page paper that discusses legalizing euthanasia. This is a heated debate that has raged for at least two decades. The writer provides a general introduction to the topic of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, definitions of the different categories of euthanasia, claims of opponents and supporters of legalizing euthanasia, activities within the U.S., including Oregon's Death With Dignity law and the effects of the law, activities outside the U.S., including the experiences in the Netherlands, different aspects of the argument, such as he ethical and sociological aspects of the question, and a summary and conclusion. The writer argues in favor of legalizing euthanasia. Data are included. Includes Table of Contents. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Inclusion and Exclusion in Donna Tartt's The Secret History

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of inclusion and exclusion. Also explored is the idea of the imposter, and an argumentative paper is written which supports the idea of Bunny being the outsider, rather than Richard. Thesis supported by statements in the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Drug Law Philosoophy

    A 4 page discussion of the efficiency and benefits of drug laws. This paper explores the contemporary argument that drug laws are not only effective but deleterious in terms of their overall impact to society. The work of Plato, Socrates, and Machiavelli are looked to to support this contention. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Internet Law of Australia

    A 4 page overview of recent attempts at regulating Internet content in Australia. These actions have occurred in the face of laws which have been on the books since 1982 insuring Australians freedom of information. Australia’s solution to this contradiction has been to amend the Freedom of Information Act itself. The author contends that Australia’s attempts at censoring the Internet are the equivalent of fighting a windmill and suggests that many stand ready to fight for the rights originally granted by Australia’s Freedom of Information Act. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Letter of the Law and Freedom of Speech

    This 3 page paper argues that the intent of the freedom of speech laws is more important than the letter of the law. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Guinevere and Lancelot/Their Love in 2 Films

    A 5 page essay that analyzes 2 films having to do with Arthurian legend. This examination of two film adaptations focuses on the handling of the love affair between Lancelot and Guinevere in First Knight, directed by Jerry Zucker in 1995 and Mists of Avalon, a 2001 televised production directed by Uli Edel. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Black Films and Hip Hop Music Videos: Race Representation

    This 13 page paper argues that race identity can be found in Black films and that this identity is not a positive reflection on both Black men or women. This paper argues that women are treated as commodities in hip hop music videos and in some Black films. However, it also points out how this is changing in Black film. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Argumentative Essay: Avatar's Script is Same Old Same Old

    This 5 page argumentative essay explores the script as an extension of a hundred similar storylines in the film genre, first parodied in "Forbidden Planet" in 1956. The argument specifies that the film's only redeeming feature was the technology. Bibliography list 2 sources.

  • US Same Sex Marriage History

    This 3 page paper discusses the history of gay marriages in the United States and the liklihood of legalizing same sexed marriages. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Perspectives on Radical Social Consciousness

    In this new century, and through part of the last one. we have been told that nothing occurs without a reason. Such is the concept with the label 'radical social consciousness,' whether this is an accurate assumption will be examined through the work of three very different authors Anne Frank, Dee Brown and Marleen Gorris. By examining these works we will be able to decide whether we agree with this thought, readily or wisely know that there are no absolutes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Arguing Against Smoking

    A 5 page argument against smoking. The author delineates his personal perspective then backs that perspective up with facts from the literature. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Arguing the Position of the Outsider

    This 8 page paper provides an argumentative essay about the nature of being an outsider. The process of being an “outsider” reflects two different views of individuals in the world: those who belong to a dominant culture and those who do not. Outsiders are often individuals who are different in terms of their race, social standing or behaviors, and outsider status, sometimes described as social marginalization, can be viewed in personal stories, literature, and even in current theoretical and practical research. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Writing and Its Importance to Management

    This 3-page paper is an argumentative essay dealing with why writing is so important in a managerial role. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • College Math 'Survival'

    A 3 page informal assessment of the many things that are different about the college environment and the high school environment that might account for decreased performance in mathematics. Noting the different teaching styles, living arrangements, and the many frustrations of life on campus; the author of this paper emphasizes that the only one that can take responsibility for student success is the student themselves. No sources are listed.

  • Private Team Sports Facilities and City Financing

    A 3 page consideration of the arguments regarding the appropriateness of using taxpayer money for the construction of facilities for private teams. The author argues that condemn this practice should consider both the direct and indirect benefits of sports to a city. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • A Utilitarian Approach to Sports

    This 4 page paper is an essay about the application of the ethical theory of Utilitarianism and the Deterrence theory as applied by a student determined to win a place on the team and a basketball scholarship. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Transportation Agency Screener Effectiveness Policy Example

    This 3 page paper is a sample policy argument against the privatization of baggage screening in airports. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Motorcycle Transportation Persuasive Speech

    This 5 page paper gives an example of a persuasive speech involving motorcycles and their safety. Statistics, facts, figures and evidence presented to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Paying College Athletes is the Right Thing to Do

    This 5 page paper argues that it is unfair for college athletes to work as hard as they do and not be paid for playing their sport. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND MDS: EQUAL WORK FOR EQUAL PAY

    This 3-page paper argues that advance nurse practitioners (ANP) should earn more money, closer to what physicians earn. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Why Ocean Exploration Should be Funded at the Same Rate as Space Exploration

    This 3 page paper argues that although space exploration has discovered products and processes that are important, the study of the oceans, and particularly their connection to global warming, is at least as important, and should be funded. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Short History of Franco-Flemish and Venetian Schools of Art and Music

    In five pages this paper examines these important Western schools of art and music, which flourished from approximately 1125 to 1575, and how the Franco-Flemish school influence the Venetian school. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND DISCLOSURES

    This 5-page paper examines the FASB's proposed amendment to its No. 133, and describes why the amendment is necessary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • MOVING TOWARD CONSERVATION MODE

    This 3-page paper is an essay discussing the importance of conservation and curtailing wasteful behaviors.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    A 6 page contention that insurance plans should pay for sex change operations in that these operations serve to correct error in human physiology, just as other types of medical approaches correct errors which manifest themselves as diseases or psychological disturbances. Furthermore, the contention is presented that society is obligated to treat those transsexuals who have undergone sex change operations as they treat others of the sex which has been chosen by the transsexual. This obligation extends, in fact, to placing those surgically altered transsexuals who enter the criminal justice system in prisons which correspond to their chosen sex.

  • Music Sharing is Not Unethical

    This 3 page paper argues that music sharing is not unethical. An outline is included. No bibliography.

  • The Existence of Angels

    A 5 page research essay about the existence of heavenly angels. The writer argues that if one believes in the Bible, which is the foundation for all Christian religions, then there is no other conclusion to draw regarding angels but the fact that they do, in fact, exist. There are thousands of references to God's angels in both the Old and New Testaments; references that place angels on earth. There is not reason to not believe that God would send His angels to earth today as He did then. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Argument: Illegal Immigration Has a Negative Effect on the U.S. Economy

    This 8 page paper examines the proposition that illegal immigration has a negative effect on the U.S. economy. It argues that while this population segment has a negative effect in some areas, particularly California, overall the illegal immigrant population has a small positive effect on the economy as a whole. The idea was to argue that illegal immigration’s effect is negative but the evidence does not support that conclusion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Against Illegal Immigration

    This is a one-page outline for a paper that argues against illegal immigration.

  • Why the U.S. Invasion of Iraq is Wrong

    This 3 page paper is an argumentative essay that says the U.S. invasion of Iraq is illegal and immoral. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    A 6 page contention that insurance plans should pay for sex change operations in that these operations serve to correct error in human physiology, just as other types of medical approaches correct errors which manifest themselves as diseases or psychological disturbances. Furthermore, the contention is presented that society is obligated to treat those transsexuals who have undergone sex change operations as they treat others of the sex which has been chosen by the transsexual. This obligation extends, in fact, to placing those surgically altered transsexuals who enter the criminal justice system in prisons which correspond to their chosen sex.

  • The Model of the Canadian Health Care System and its Application in Other Regions of the World

    This 3-page paper is a persuasive argument as to why the Canadian health care system model would work well in the United States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Should the US Adopt a Universal Healthcare System?

    This 5 page paper is an argumentative paper on the topic of whether or not the United States should adopt universal healthcare system similar to those found in countries such as Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The paper looks at the arguments for and against the adoption of universal healthcare system including issues such as cost and quality of care, and finishes with a conclusion in favor of universal healthcare. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Pet Peeve: Drivers on Cell Phones

    A 4 page argumentative essay that indicates the dangers of driving while on a cell phone. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tobacco Regulation

    This 5 page paper discusses tobacco regulation and its connection to tobacco addiction. It also considers the way in which the media influences the use of tobacco. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Arguing Against School Corporal Punishment

    This 4 page paper argues against the practice and gives reasons why it is ineffective and should be abandoned. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Gold and Bettelheim: Fairy Tales

    This 4 page paper is a reaction to articles by Kari Gold and Bruno Bettelheim, in which the authors discuss fairy tales. The paper argues that Gold's approach is more accessible than Bettelheim's, who tends to go deeper into psychological examination of the stories than is supported by the text. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Geisha Concept and Arthur Golden's 'Memoirs of a Geisha'

    This 5 page paper discusses the concept of geisha as illustrated and exampled in Arthur Golden's book, Memoirs of a Geisha. Contrasted and compared is the concept of a simple prostitute to the highly ritualized ways of the geisha. Textual evidence is given which supports the idea that the main character is a woman of dignity and character. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • South America and United States Drug Trafficking

    This 5 page paper discusses the drug trafficking between the US and South America and cites examples, evidence and data which show that the war on drugs is not winnable. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Interracial Relationships

    A 4 page review of the problem criticism of interracial relationships presents to those engaged in such relationships. This paper presents several solutions to that problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • APPLE IPHONE AND BLACKBERRY STORM 2

    This 7-page paper discusses the differences between the iPhone and the Blackberry Storm. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • War: Civil War, Iraq, Yugoslavia

    This 3 page paper discusses the similarities among the American Civil War, the Iraq War and the Yugoslavian Civil War. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • REDBOX ARTICLE CRITIQUE

    This 3-page paper critiques an article entitled "Redbox rental prices to rise," which was posted on October 28, 2011. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Second Trimester of Pregnancy and Abortion Rights

    This 4 page paper uses Kantian ethics to argue for specific maxims. A case study submitted by a student is used as a springboard for discussion. The paper supports abortion rights but is against partial birth abortion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Pro Choice or Pro Life in the Abortion Controversy

    In this 5 page paper, it seems that Americans want to oppose abortion and yet keep it legal. This controversial paper considers both sides of the abortion debate and the ethics regarding each viewpoint. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Anti Abortion's Normative Argument

    This 4 page paper analyzes the argument presented in Steven Ertelt's article: Pro-Life Advocate Says Abortion Unfairly Targets the Black Community. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Abortion

    A 3 page paper which argues that abortion is murder. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Case Against Animal Cruelty

    This 10 page paper argues that people who abuse animals find ways to justify their actions; it also suggests a link between human and animal abuse. Finally, it argues that there is no reason to continue testing on animals in the hope of curing human disease. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • The Fur Industry and Its Cruelty To Animals

    5 pages in length. For no other reason than human vanity, animals must suffer excruciatingly slow and painful deaths when they end up caught in a steel jaw leghold trap. The very purpose of trapping these animals is so that companies can manufacture fur apparel in the name of conspicuous consumption and heartless consumerism. If the trapper does not find the animal shortly after its leg has become snarled within the steel teeth -- which can be anywhere from several hours to several days -- it will either chew its own leg off as a means by which to escape or ultimately die from exposure, starvation or dehydration. The writer discusses cruelty as it relates to fur farming and trapping. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Antidepressants and Children

    This 5 page paper looks at recent reports linking suicide with antidepressants but makes a larger argument in terms of not medicating the young. The society is viewed as schizophrenic--on one hand having a war on drugs but on the other sanctioning the happy pills handed out by doctors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 1915 to 1917 Armenian Genocide

    This 5 page paper argues that the Armenian Genocide (1915-1917) may have served as a model for the Nazi extermination of the Jews three decades later. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Black Films and Hip Hop Music Videos: Race Representation

    This 13 page paper argues that race identity can be found in Black films and that this identity is not a positive reflection on both Black men or women. This paper argues that women are treated as commodities in hip hop music videos and in some Black films. However, it also points out how this is changing in Black film. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Importance of Blood Donation

    This 8 page paper examines blood donation. This paper is persuasive and includes a PowerPoint slide presentation. Specific facts are noted. Speaker notes are included as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Position Paper on Religious Symbolism in 'Rappaccini's Daughter'

    This 5 page paper discusses the use of religious symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story: Rappaccini's Daughter. The position is taken that religious symbolism is outmoded given the global nature of the world and the vast array of religions in which symbols can have different meanings. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Fast Food, Microwaves and Society

    This 3 page paper argues that fast food is a leading cause of obesity and that it’s generally not good for a steady diet. The paper also argues that microwaves change the properties of foods and should be used sparingly. While people will insist that fast-food provides employment and is handy, others argue that it’s junk. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Evaluating Issues to Recommend Against the Cloning of Humans

    A 6 page contention that the societal issues surrounding human cloning are simply to complex to allow the procedure to proceed. The author evaluates issues such as who would control the procedure, whether clones would be accepted as humans or used as machines of war or in other ethically disturbing ways, and who could authorize the use of an individual’s genetic material. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Internet Gambling Should be Banned

    This 3 page argumentative essay looks at gambling and why Internet gambling is particularly disturbing. Gambling addiction is discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • US Same Sex Marriage History

    This 3 page paper discusses the history of gay marriages in the United States and the liklihood of legalizing same sexed marriages. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Memo Undermining Support for Organic Farming

    This 3 page paper is written in the style of a memo to the head of a non profit making organization, advocating that the policy adopted towards food production policies should not reject technology and intensive farming practices. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Divorce's Impact on Children

    This 4-page paper focuses on an argumentative essay that proves that children of divorce aren't necessarily impacted by the divorce itself -- but rather, the type of divorce it is. The essay presents pro and con arguments, as well as a thesis statement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Constitutional Rights, Early Arrest Phase, and Mandatory DNA Testing

    A 4 page contention that the collection of DNA during the earliest phases of an arrest is unacceptable. While DNA evidence is highly regarded as a phenomenal tool in the address of crime, to enact laws which allow the collection of DNA from an individual at this early of a stage in an arrest is a horrendous assault on our rights as U.S. citizens! Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Argument in Favor of Lowering the Legal Drinking Age to Eighteen

    This 7 page paper provides an argument for lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Pros and cons are provided. Several issues are addressed including drinking and driving, problems on college campuses, drug abuse and the heightened risks of suicide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gender, Identity and Communication

    This 5 page paper responds to a series of quotations about gender, social relationships, communication and identity. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Workplace Equality?

    This 5-page paper supports the assertion that there continues to be inequalities in the workplace in terms of gender and race. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Crime and Hate

    A 9 page argumentative essay pertaining to 'hate crimes' and whether or not enhanced criminal penalties should exist for those who commit them. Used as a constant reference is the relevant Supreme Court Case of R.A.V. vs. St. Paul and various tenets of the First Amendment. The writer concludes that free speech must be protected at virtually any cost in the U.S. even if it means that hate speech and 'hate crimes' will continue to cost lives.

  • Should New Drugs Be Labelled As ‘New’ To Indicate A Higher Risk Than Established Dugs?

    This 4 page paper considers the issue of new drugs and whether or not they should be labelled as an issue of public safety. The FDA focuses on drug approval, leaving a gap when it comes to assessing drugs that have already been approved. There ahs been a call for all new drugs to be marked as new. The paper assesses this from the perspective of the drug companies, the health policy makers and the patients. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Necessity of Mandatory Drug Testing

    This 5 page paper argues that drug testing should be mandatory for airline pilots, school bus drivers, transit drivers, and heavy equipment operators. Supreme Court decisions on drug testing in general are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Exploring the Legality and Ethics of Drug Screening at Work

    While there is little legal support for an invasion of privacy for urine and sweat testing in the workplace, there are many reasons to believe the practice is unethical. This 5 page argumentative essay explores the facts and issues behind the issue. Bibliography list 4 sources.

  • Immigration Pro and Con

    This 4 page paper considers arguments both for and against immigration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hussein and Hitler

    This 6 page paper compares Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler, and argues that while there are similarities, the comparison is not exact. Further, Hussein's deed, heinous as they were, can never compare to Hitler's, and equating the two men trivializes Hitler's monstrous acts. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Driving Under the Influence Narrative Essay

    This 4 page paper examples a narrative essay on the topic of drunk driving. It is written from the perspective of one who has lost a husband to a drunk driver. Laws, legislation, potential solutions offered. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • No Child Left Behind - Illinois

    This 3 page paper examines the No Child Left Behind Act, and argues that it will ultimately fail. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Family Values are the Most Important Values

    This 3 page paper explains what family values are, and why they are so important. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cartoons About Fashion

    This 3 page paper discusses four cartoons about the fashion industry. Bibliography lists four sources.

  • Fast Food Culture

    This 14 page paper argues that the fast food industry has brought a fundamental change to the eating habits of people both in the United States and around the world, and that the change is not for the better. It also briefly discusses alternatives to fast food, such as the slow food movement. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Affirmative Action, Racial Profiling and Morality

    This 3 page paper examines articles by Kenneth Hippa and Michael Levin and argues that affirmative action is justified and racial profiling is not. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Considering Affirmative Action

    This 3 page paper considers some of the issues surrounding affirmative action, including how concepts should be defined; whether or not racial and sexual discrimination still exist; whether affirmative action creates reverse discrimination and whether quotes are always immoral. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Why Affirmative Action Should Not Be Supported

    This 6 page paper argues against affirmative action. The 2007 Imus controversy is included as an example of race relations in society. Affirmative action is defined and explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Necessity for and Effectiveness of Affirmative Action

    This 10 page paper takes as a given that affirmative action is a solid program that should be reinstated; the argument it pursues is how best to defend the support of affirmative action programs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Changing Driver’s License Age Limits to Save Lives

    This 7 page paper examines the question of minimum and maximum ages for issuing driver’s licenses, and argues that the minimum age should be raised to 18. It also argues that there is no necessity to set some arbitrary age at which everyone has to stop driving, because people age differently. It does suggest that testing at frequent intervals after a certain age may be appropriate. Bibliography lists 6 source.

  • Arguing Against Genetic Engineering

    A 4 page contention that holds as many or more threats for society as it does promises. This thesis is supported through a discussion of the direct and indirect impacts genetically engineered species have to the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of species that are currently unutilized but which hold promise for the cures of disease and illness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bald Eagles No Longer Endangered

    This 3 page paper uses the definition essay to determine whether or not the bald eagle is an endangered species. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Loneliness and Isolation in Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    This 5 page paper compares the idea of isolation and loneliness in Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesoc's works: Waiting for Godot, and The Bald Soprano. Examples given from both texts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Dangers of Using a Cell Phone while Driving

    This 3 page paper discusses the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, as reflected in numerous studies, and argues that legislation should be passed banning the practice completely. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving

    This 5 page paper examines cell phone usage and automobiles. The paper argues that cell phone usage should not be allowed while driving. Various studies are cited and statistics provided. The other side is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Ethics of Hacking

    An 8 page overview of computer crime related to hacking. This paper explores the ethics and justifications of hacking, dismissing those justifications as simply illogical. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Paying College Athletes is the Right Thing to Do

    This 5 page paper argues that it is unfair for college athletes to work as hard as they do and not be paid for playing their sport. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • College Tuition and a Rogerian Method Response

    This 3 page paper uses the Rogerian method to argue the merits of an article that says it's ridiculous for students to expect their parents to pay for college. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Cause and Effect Essay on College Attendance

    This 3-page paper is a cause-and-effect essay, explaining why a particular student is attending college.

  • Arguing Against Breast Augmentation

    A 5 page contention that breast implants are simply not worth the risks. The author asserts that our drive to perfect our bodies is created by an overzealous media and should be overcome. The risks far outweigh the benefits. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • JUST BUSINESS CHRISTIAN ETHICS - A REVIEW

    This 3-page paper presents a book review on Alexander Hill's Just Business Christian Ethics for the Marketplace.

  • ADVERTISING, TEENS AND UNPROTECTED SEX

    This 3-page paper is an essay discussing whether education of unprotected sex in the school is enough for teenagers.

  • STAY IN SCHOOL!

    This 3-page paper discusses the importance of staying in school.

  • Internet Technology and Society

    This 8-page paper focuses on a pro/con essay as to whether Internet technology is more beneficial or dangerous to society.

  • Why Abortion Should Be Legal

    This 4 page argumentative paper explains why abortion should be legal. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Argument for Banning Generically Engineered Food

    This 3 page paper is an argumentative essay supporting the argument that genetically modified food should be banned until it can be proven to be safe, with the proof achieved through the application of tests which are used for drug trials. The argument and supporting evidence are all presented. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Genetically Modified Food: Two Views

    This 3 page paper compares two opposing viewpoints about the use of genetically modified foods. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Homeland Security Personal Response

    Safety, as defined by President George W. Bush in his establishment of homeland security measures, is dedicated to the protection of the country as a whole beginning at its borders and moving inward to tap into the individual lives of citizens and immigrants who might offer a threat. This places the privacy of every citizen in jeopardy and diminishes Constitutional law. (Essay) jvhmlsec.rtf

  • Debate on Gun Control

    This 4 page paper discusses the issues surrounding gun control and argues against gun control based on two articles analyzed: Kellerman: Gun Onwership as a Risk Factor, and Polsby: The False Promise of Gun Ownership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Essay on the Pros and Cons of Gun Control

    5 pages in length. This is an argumentative essay on the gun control controversy. Both the pros and cons are considered. It is true that gun control in and of itself will not curb the violent streak that lives within an individual, nor will it lessen the number of violent acts committed on a daily basis. It will, however, serve to deter the level of fatalities as a result of gunshot wounds. On the other hand, gun owners are appalled by the idea that the government is trying to come between them and their Second Amendment rights. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage

    A 3 page argumentative essay that argues that raising the minimum wage is good but not good enough, as the working poor need a living wage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Why Children's Beauty Pageants are Unhealthy

    This 3 page paper looks at these pageants in the United States and argues that they are not good for children. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Favoring Stem Cells

    This 6 page paper explains what stem cells are, their potential for healing human diseases, and why they are controversial to some. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Example of a National Heritage Grant Proposal

    This 3-page paper is an example of a grant proposal for purposes of studying and researching a particular family.

  • Abortion in the United States

    A 7 page paper which examines the issue of legalized abortion in the United States. The paper argues that it is important for abortion to be legal. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Failure of the American Intelligence Community Exposed by the September 11 Attacks

    This 5 page paper discusses the failure of the American Intelligence community to warn its citizens against the attacks of 9/11/01, as well as foresee the event and take precautions against it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • MRAP Vehicles in the U.S. Army

    This 5 page paper appropriately covers this topic and includes an outline. Arguments on both sides are discussed but this argumentative paper supports one position. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Individual Rights Usurped by the U.S. Supreme Court

    A 5 page paper that argues the following: over the years, individual rights have been denied by the Supreme Court. In the criminal justice system, this has lead to the relaxing of laws to the extent that our Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights have been seriously infringed upon. All rights to personal freedoms in the workplace have been taken away by the Supreme Court, and women's rights to abortion have been substantially reduced. The remaining issue for many of us is the Supreme Court's decision on First Amendment rights in regards to imposed decency on the Internet. This decision is expected within the next month. We can only hope it is not their desire to usurp further rights from United States citizenry. The affect on global Internet business is inestimable. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Copies of sources included.

  • Potomac River and Chesapeake River Basin Cleanup

    This 4 page hypothetical essay looks at the issue and provides discussion around sevaral stakeholder responsilities including the U.S. government (according to the World Bank), companies like Omega Protein, and support of nonprofits. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Building a New High School in Neshaminy, PA

    A 9 page paper which examines the pros and cons of building a new high school in Neshaminy, PA. The paper also provides an outline of the subject matter. The paper argues in favor of building a new high school. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 2nd Amendment 'Right to Bear Arms' of the US Constitution

    A 15 page argumentative essay in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The paper explores the history behind the Constitutional Amendment, gun legislation, new legal and historian interpretations of the Amendment, and public opinions on the issue--leading to the final conclusion in support of the Second Amendment. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Both Sides of the Marijuana Legalization Controversy

    Both sides of the issue are explored in this 7 page paper. The writer discusses health & social aspects of the controversy - citing the risks associated with legalizing marijuana as well as the possible advantages to doing so. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Arguing in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Uses

    A 5 page paper analyzing the potential benefits of the legalization of marijuana for medical utilization. This paper points out the varied uses to which marijuana has been put. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be legalized for use in treating certain medical conditions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Book Censorship

    A 3 page paper which argues against book censorship. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Motorcycle Riding and Helmets

    A 4 page paper which argues that it is important to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Essay on Nestles Withdrawing Infant Formula from the Third World

    This 9-page paper is an argumentative essay that supports the idea that Nestles should remove its infant formula from Third World nations. The paper outlines pros and cons in this regard.

  • Performance Enhancement Drugs and the Risks They Pose

    This 7 page paper argues that the use of performance-enhancing drugs is dangerous and that the drugs should not be used; further it explores government efforts to curb their use. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Polygraph Testing

    This 8 page paper explains how polygraphs work and why they have long been considered unreliable, and argues that evidence obtained from a polygraph test should once again be banned from the courtroom. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Hemingway's Turning of Tables in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"

    In "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" it is obvious Hemingway was trying to understand the characteristics of being female. This 8 page argumentative notes how Hemingway often put his male characters within his own concepts of the feminine as a means of understanding them. He also put females in male roles, as in this story. The argument looks at binaries and growth out of them. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Should American College Students Wear Uniforms?

    This 3 page paper discusses some of the pros and cons of wearing school uniforms, and argues that they are not appropriate at the college level. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • School Dress Issues and Public School Uniform Codes

    This 5 page paper discusses the social problem of school dress and asserts that public schools should enforce strict dress codes. This paper maintains that such a policy would be beneficial for numerous reasons, such as better attitude for students, better grades, etc. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Pros and Cons of Wearing Seat Belts

    This 3 page paper examines the reasons for and against wearing seat belts, and argues that the reasons for not wearing them are not convincing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Safety and Seat Belts

    A 7 page discussion of the problems revolving around noncompliance with seat belt laws. Although seat belt usage is increasing over time, many are still non-compliant. The author examines the views of those that do not use seat belts, pointing out that education is the key to increasing compliance and saving lives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Why the Segregation of the HIV Prison Population Is Ethical

    This 3 page paper contends that the segregation of the HIV prison population is ethical. Support is provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Guillermo Gomez Pena Essay Evaluation

    This 3 page paper considers Gomez-Pena's essay entitled "Documented/Undocumented." The essay serves as a springboard for discussion on identification and assimilation. It is argued that while multiculturalism is positive to an extent, it does more harm than good. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A SAMPLE PAPER DISCUSSING GOALS

    This 3-page paper is a model paper about certain personal goals and why the goals are so important.

  • Global View Molded by the Media

    This 5 page paper argues that media is responsible for shaping the world. Many examples are provided in this persuasive essay that takes a strong position on the detrimental effects of media. The other side is discussed as well , and the paper concludes with possible solutions to the problem. Globalization is touched on in the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Arguementative Essay on Smallpox Inoculations

    A 7 page argumentative paper in which the writer argues in favor of having the federal government make it possible for all Americans to be vaccinated against smallpox, as a protection against terrorist attack. 1 page outline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Best Things in Life, No they are not free

    A 3 page argumentative essay that presents the proposition that the best things in life are love, family, etc. but these things require work and are, therefore, not free. No bibliography is offered.

  • Smoking in Public Places

    This 3 page paper discusses why smoking in public places should be banned. It includes a discussion of the effects of smoking on the health of children and seniors; and the bans on smoking in the workplace, restaurants, and transport. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Public Places and Reasons to Prohibit Smoking

    This 3 page paper argues in favor of banning smoking in public places. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Local Smoking Ban: Controversy Verses Reason

    A 5 page perspective on a local smoking ban. Written from the perspective of a non-smoker, this paper presents the evidence that makes it clear that the ban is in the best interest of both non-smokers and smokers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cigarette Smoking and The Health Care System

    This 3 page paper argues that there is a cause and effect relationship between smoking and disease. This in turn burdens health care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Responsibility and Business

    This 3 page argumentative essay considers if business should be primary concerns with making profit or if there should be a perceived moral obligation placed on business to be socially responsible. The paper looks at both sides of the argument. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The G-Spot, Real or Myth?

    A 5 page research paper that presents evidence that refutes the existence of the G-spot. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Social Change is Not Reflected by Statutory Law

    Brown v. Board of Education passed into law in 1954, Miranda v. Arizona in 1966, and the Warren court has been out of existence for decades. New laws passed in the U.S. include all kinds of dictatorial aspects including the issue of Homeland Security where the Privacy Act has usurped all rights to an individual’s privacy. This is similar to reasoning behind the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires public corporations to keep an electronic copy of every type of correspondence ever passing in or out of a company (including email and post it notes) so that a companies records are complete in case the company investigated by the Federal government. As this shows, statutory controls have gotten out of hand, not the least of which includes an ancient criminal justice system. 4 works cited. jvStatut.rtf

  • Why Television Viewing for Children Should be Limited

    This 3 page paper argues that television is harmful for children. No bibliography.

  • Time Travel: Possibilities

    This 8 page paper examines various sources that discuss the possibility of time travel, and concludes that while it is unlikely, it is impossible to say definitively that it will never be possible to travel in time. Because we cannot say “no” in all cases, we have to leave the possibility open and say that yes, time travel might be possible, though not for a very long time and then probably with technology we cannot currently imagine. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • All Year Education in the U.S. and its Controversy

    A 7 page paper describing year-round schools in the U.S. The writer describes what year-round schools are, studies on their effectiveness, and recommends that they be adopted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Genetic Disease of Alcoholism

    A 7 page research paper arguing quite strongly that alcoholism is, in fact, a hereditary disease linked to our genes. Using the findings of specific studies in books and journals, the writer debunks the myth that alcohol is a social disease and that the only familial influences are those related to peer pressure and modeling. Both sides of the argument are weighed, assessed, and the ultimately conclusion that alcoholism is hereditary-- is reached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Death Penalty Support and Argument Rebuttal

    This 4 page report discusses the issue of capital punishment and argues against its implementation. The paper is a rebuttal of an argument supporting capital punishment. Bibliography lists 5 secondary sources.

  • Should Tobacco Be Regulated?

    A 5 page paper supporting tobacco regulation. It incorporates a strong thesis, the fight by the tobacco industry against current legislation, President Clinton's response, the legislature's response, and relevant news. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Analysis of the Argument in Favor of Euthanasia

    A 10 page paper in favor of euthanasia, with evidence to support the position, including an examination of its international practice, and the positions of pro-euthanasia physician Timothy Quill, and Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphry, author of Final Exit. Bibliography lists 5 URL sources.

  • Gun Control and Organized Crime in America

    In 10 pages, the author discusses the subject of gun control in organized crime. Organized crime is a serious problem today. This type of crime not only involves drugs, and money laundering, it involves guns and gunrunning. Not only should drug trafficking be done away with, so should guns, for drugs and weapons walk hand in hand. They are a problem. They cause violence and, in many instances death. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Major Changes in Gun Control Proposed

    In 6 pages, the author discusses major changes that must be made in the area of gun control in order for gun control to be effective. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gun Control an the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution

    A 5 page paper that looks at the Second Amendment and the few gun control cases and laws that have been passed over the centuries since. The paper defends the right to bear arms and posits that the right to bear arms is not only a constitutional right, but an historic imperative based on the general public's historic experiences with centrist governments and centrist movements--and what 'militia' means in this context. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • US Cultural Disintegration Prevention Through Immigrant Restriction

    6 pages in length. The United States of America is known as a cultural melting pot, where foreign-born peoples have flourished both economically and independently for nearly four hundred years. However, there is currently much concern about the long-term effects such immigrant influx is causing and will continue to cause the both the land and the legal citizens. The writer discusses the aspect of job stealing, overpopulation and environmental consequences instigated by the open-door immigration policy. Extensive bibliography included.

  • Myths and Society

    A 7 page, argumentative essay in which the writer attempts to prove that myths have no worthwhile value in contemporary society. It is asserted that myths are so factually incorrect that they serve only to distort history and to confuse contemporary readers. Using examples from various cultures and periods, emphasis is placed upon the fact that myths are greatly-exaggerated and can ever be taken at face value. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Children Need Welfare Programs

    A 4 page paper in which the writer examines myths created by welfare opponents and argues about the necessity of welfare programs in guaranteeing the health and well being of many of the nations children. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Establishment Clause, the 1st Amendment, and School Prayer

    A 6 page paper on the double edged sword of religious liberty in the First Amendment to the Constitution and the prohibition of establishment of religion as it relates to the controversy over mandated prayer or "moments of silence" in the classroom. Social, political, theological, & U.S. Supreme Court arguments are examined and the writer ultimately concludes that the State must not be allowed to coerce us into acknowledging any religion -- Banning school prayer will ultimately serve a greater good and contribute to the provision of true Democratic justice in America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UFOs

    The question of life existing beyond the confines of our own planet and the visitations that such beings might make to our world, is one that pre-dates the twentieth century. In this 10 page research paper, the writer explores the mystery of U.F.O.s, historical "sightings," government reports, and the ensuing controversy today. Statistics concerning the number of people who claim to have seen a UFO are cited and alternative explanations are provided. It is ultimately concluded that while flying saucers may very well exist, such can not yet be proven. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • College Campuses and Free Speech Pros and Cons

    A 5 page paper which examines argues for and against allowing unrestricted speech on college campuses by first arguing a favored point and providing support, then stating the opposing viewpoint, rebutting and arguing why that is incorrect, answering possible objections to advocated viewpoint, then offering a summary conclusion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Editorial on Gun Control

    5 pages in length. Examines the gun control controversy and defends the proponents of gun control. Gun owners are appalled by the idea that the government is trying to come between them and their Second Amendment rights. They propose that it is not their fault that a portion of society is so irresponsible as to use firearms in violent assaults, stating that there is no such connection with the average American's ability to properly handle and discharge a gun. By casting such a wide brush across the canvas of all firearm owners, it once again puts forth the policy that everyone has to pay for the actions of a relative few. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Internet Sales Tax Proposal

    10 pages. Presents an argument in favor of an Internet sales tax. Includes one graph. Discussion includes options on how to base the sales tax rate, who should collect it and what some repercussions might be. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Only Technology is Necessary and Philosophy is Irrelevant

    This quote begins a 10 page paper that examines our reliance on technology and our value of philosophy. The discussion looks at the technocracy movement of the 30's, yet strikes a more moderate resolution than the quote suggests. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Perspectives on Radical Social Consciousness

    In this new century, and through part of the last one. we have been told that nothing occurs without a reason. Such is the concept with the label 'radical social consciousness,' whether this is an accurate assumption will be examined through the work of three very different authors Anne Frank, Dee Brown and Marleen Gorris. By examining these works we will be able to decide whether we agree with this thought, readily or wisely know that there are no absolutes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Vehicular Speeds and 'Death in the Fast Lane'

    A 9-page paper that examines the problem of excessive vehicular speed and outlines possible solutions to this problem. Included is a discussion of how law enforcement officials tend to downplay the importance of excessive speed when not combined with alcohol or drugs and when not resulting in a major accident as well as the public's tendency to simply ignore posted legal speed limits. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Argument Analysis and Persuasive Writing

    A 2 page paper that examines a short argumentative paragraph concerning a protest carried out by a small number of a college's student body and presents suggestions as to how this argumentative presentation might be further clarified and evidenced. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Why American Colleges Should Provide Their Own Rankings

    (5 pp) Current college accreditation methods must change. College accreditation started off with the right idea, but now college ivy now hides its original goal and clouds an educational institution's mission statement as well as its methods towards accomplishing its perceived goals. Part of this murkiness is that the evaluation team or accreditors evaluate a college based on collegiality and assistance, avoiding all hint of comparisons among supposed equals. Comparisons of multiple factors are necessary if parents and students are to base their educational needs on informed choices. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

 

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