Debate Paper


Resource: Debate Paper Outline


Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word debate paper in which you create a debate of a current event or other controversial topic and provide an analysis of arguments presented for both sides. Complete the following sections in the paper:


  • Introduction: Introduce the issue that is the subject of the debate.

  • Body

    • Include a minimum of two but no more than four arguments for the pro and con sides of the debate.

    • Evaluate any potential ethical, moral, or legal issues.

  • Conclusion

    • Identify what you determined is the more persuasive argument.

    • Reflect on the arguments presented and reveal your consensus.

    • Base the conclusion solely on the pro and con arguments.

    • Include a rebuttal of weaker arguments.

    • Explain why the selected arguments were more persuasive.

      Cite at least three sources.