Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.


Writing an Argument Paper

Argument Handout from The Writing Center at UNC

Guidelines to writing argument papers from Purdue: OWL (Online Writing Lab)

Finding Information on Current Controversial Topics


These resources are good for exploring current controversial topics and for gathering background information:

  • Points of View Reference Center - Full-text database which provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. 270+ topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Presents a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including Sources: 1,200 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents & reference books.

Locating Scholarly Articles/Sources