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University Politics Essay Questions

20 Interesting Political Essay Topics for College Students

How to think of a good political essay title

When it comes to thinking of good political essay titles, or indeed titles for any kind of paper, it is important to draw upon any experience you have in the subject. However, there is no need to limit yourself just what you have already studied. In fact, by reading and researching more about the subject, it is possible to find excellent topics that you might never have known about otherwise.

Ideally, the title that you choose needs to be best suited for the style of essay that you are writing. For example, if you are writing about whether or not you think a political idea is good or not then this may be best suited for an argumentative style of essay.

Twenty examples of interesting paper ideas for college student who are studying politics

The following list could be used for political essays, or could be used to help inspire ideas of your own:

  1. The influence of newspapers in political elections
  2. The impact of the media in political life
  3. Why has the US never elected a female president?
  4. Should the US government increase restrictions when it comes to gun control?
  5. Are governments around the world doing enough to combat the risks of global warming?
  6. Should more or less be done to control immigration?
  7. Do governments have a responsibility to prevent gambling addictions and should lotteries be banned?
  8. How much should the government interfere when it comes to laws regarding human cloning?
  9. If there was one aspect of the US Constitution that you could change, what would it be and why?
  10. What measures can be taken to try an increase the voter turnout at elections?
  11. Discuss the differences between both major political parties
  12. How has the role of 24-hour news changed election campaigns?
  13. Is the government doing enough to prevent a health epidemic caused by obesity?
  14. When is it right for governments to censor the internet?
  15. Should there be limits when it comes to political cartoons, or is everything off limits?
  16. Discuss the arguments for and against same-sex marriage
  17. Is torture justifiable as part of the War on Terror?
  18. How have the events of 9/11 impacted upon present day politics?
  19. Should the government provide healthcare free at the point of use?
  20. The pros and cons of social media when it comes to promoting politics

Is Tess in ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles' portrayed as being responsible for her own demise? [pdf 40 KB]

Yours is a beautifully clear essay. You write very well, and your prose is delightful to read. You've also done your research and it shows. There is a remarkable lack of vagary about society or feminism in your piece, and you've picked canny quotes from your secondary sources that elucidate and situate your arguments.

You've also located some wonderfully specific quotations from your primary source to support your argument that Hardy's narrator sympathises with Tess. Some of your close readings are wonderfully astute, as when you point out that Tess implores Angel, rather than commanding him. Slightly less persuasive is your assertion that Tess is the victim of Alec's eyes; I suspect you might have found better quotations, descriptions, or incidents denouncing Alec's gaze.

You are clearly very good at pursuing and proving an argument. I encourage you to be a bit more experimental in your next essay; perhaps choose a less straightforward topic and see where it takes you.

Please see penciled notes throughout on shortening sentences and watching for comma splices (please look this term up in a style manual if it is unfamiliar).

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