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Pip
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Topic for my argumentative essay SOS

I bet I'm the first one on here that's starting a thread on a topic like this :p
But I seriously have no clue what I should write it on, and my teacher isn't very helpful either :AR15firing: so I thought I'd ask you all.

I have to write my essay on a topic that has to do with English (culture, linguistics or literature), doesn't matter if it's AmEng or BritEng, as long as it's not too broad.

I figured I could write about the American prison system, but I don't really see how I can write an argumentative essay about that and since one of my classmates already uses the death penalty for his essay... well, I can't steal his topic. :whistle:

Does anyone have a brilliant idea? (:

Edited by: Pip on Dec 20 2010 - 4:02am Reason: Imported from old database.
Xray48
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Pip,

Perhaps you could find some interesting statistics on how the American prison system is overburdoned, yet they continue sending people to prison for relatively minor offenses, on one end, and then routinely denying parole and extending sentences on the other end . . thus exascerbating the overload problem. Or you could narrow that down to just one particular state, such as California, where prison overloading is particularly notorious. ie: the "three strikes law".

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KAM;980432 wrote:
Well it doesnt have to be death penalty, but could still be prison related, like I recall seeing a thread about length of ad-seg time, and how prisoners are sent there for some of the silliest reasons. Or a comparative of Europe and the US on punishments for major crimes. I recall someone posting that in the UK life isn't really life and that a murderer could be out after 10 years of life sentence, where here in the states a guy could get, and serve a full 30 year sentence for aggravated robbery. Anyways there a couple things that pooped into my dain bramaged mind. :)

You said pooped, lol.

You can do the psychological effects of long term solitary confinement on inmates.

Pip
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do you want a more serious topic... or like, a bit light maybe even funny? :P

I don't care, as long as it's presentable :p

Pip
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Oh thaaaat would be so awesome :) Let me know what you came up with ok?

Pip
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She's right about that. It has to relate to either culture, linguistics or literature.

Thanks for thinking along though!

queenbella
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do you want a more serious topic... or like, a bit light maybe even funny? :P

queenbella
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I will think of some stuff while I'm at work tonight. then I will have loooooooooooads of time to think right now.. I'm braindead.

queenbella
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but you know, y ou gotta help me out her.e. like.. welke richting? cuz.. there are SOOOOO many topics.... :Pwhat category :P

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knicki
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what about gangs, race related problems, drugs, first timers, lifers, old folks or mentally ill people in prison. or what happens after release, recidivism, education programs, healthcare, " a basic run of a day in prison" or tatatata - "penpals", relationships with an inmate and prison wives/husbands? i think you´ll find a lot of stuff about all that.
hopeyou´ll find a decent theme.....good luck and i´ll also do some brainstorming about it later

knicki
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She's right about that. It has to relate to either culture, linguistics or literature.

sorry - i missed that one......

KAM
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I bet I'm the first one on here that's starting a thread on a topic like this :p
But I seriously have no clue what I should write it on, and my teacher isn't very helpful either :AR15firing: so I thought I'd ask you all.

I have to write my essay on a topic that has to do with English (culture, linguistics or literature), doesn't matter if it's AmEng or BritEng, as long as it's not too broad.

I figured I could write about the American prison system, but I don't really see how I can write an argumentative essay about that and since one of my classmates already uses the death penalty for his essay... well, I can't steal his topic. :whistle:

Does anyone have a brilliant idea? (:

Well it doesnt have to be death penalty, but could still be prison related, like I recall seeing a thread about length of ad-seg time, and how prisoners are sent there for some of the silliest reasons. Or a comparative of Europe and the US on punishments for major crimes. I recall someone posting that in the UK life isn't really life and that a murderer could be out after 10 years of life sentence, where here in the states a guy could get, and serve a full 30 year sentence for aggravated robbery. Anyways there a couple things that pooped into my dain bramaged mind. :)

KAM
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You said pooped, lol.

You can do the psychological effects of long term solitary confinement on inmates.

LOL... thank ya dear one for pointing that out... :p

KAM
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good luck and i´ll also do some brainstorming about it later

My "brainstorming" has became just a few meager sparks every once in awhile... what I don't know is if those sparks are a few crappy ideas, or simple short circuits.

KAM
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My "brainstorming" has became just a few meager sparks every once in awhile... what I don't know is if those sparks are a few crappy ideas, or simple short circuits.

became? become? ARGHHHHH who knows.....

Vixxxen00
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Pip, I see you're from the Netherlands, just like me.
Can I ask you if you're on university or HBO or something? Maybe I can help you out a bit...

Vixxxen00
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You said pooped, lol.

Heehee

Also, i mentioned a few things on private mail to Pip but it's not allowed to focus on the psychological part she said.

vondes vondes
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helo

vondes vondes
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