Instructions: Create a new section in your notes and title it “Selecting an Argumentative Topic.” Then, watch the tutorial and take notes on the important ideas. You will be responsible for selecting your own argumentative topic and formulating a thesis statement about your argument, so pay close attention to the examples provided in the tutorial.
 
After watching this video lesson, it is your turn to select a topic to argue and support in an argumentative essay. Use the strategies and steps (looking at news sources, making an interest list, etc.) discussed in the video lesson to help you brainstorm and select a topic of your own. Don’t forget to select a topic that is arguable, not one that is a proven scientific fact.
 
Completing this activity and selecting your topic should take approximately 1 hour.