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May 17, 2011 7:23 PM Subscribe
Help me think of essay topics relating to the national debt!
posted by masterscruffy to law & government (9 answers total)
Timely, I know. So, like a complete idiot, I chose to take waaaaay too big of a course load this spring in an attempt avoid graduating late. Long story short, I'm in a freshman year English class and I have to write a medium length (10ish pages) argumentative research essay on the nation debt. No one is happy about paying $10k a quarter to get assigned an essay topic but here we are. I just spent a few hours reading up on the topic and feel reasonably knowledgeable on the subject.
I haven't taken a non-science class in a long time and honestly have forgotten how brainstorm ideas for an argumentative essay. Most papers I've written have a prompt and their is (are) one (a few) answers. Are there any topics about the debt I should be looking into? I find this stuff to be really dry and am having a hard time thinking of an argument I would be able to make. Their seems to be room for a technical economic analysis and argument, but I don't have the econ background to make any sense of hard econ journal articles.
I have another couple weeks to write a "C" paper and nothings coming to me. What the hell can be written by a layman on the debt?