English 102: Proposal arguments--some sample issue questions

 

  • What can be done to alleviate traffic congestion and air pollution problems in the Valley of the Sun?
  • How can higher education be made more accessible to a broader group of people?
  • What is the best way to solve the "healthcare crisis" in America?
  • What can be done to address Americans' problems with excessive credit-card debt?
  • How can the American educational system be modified to improve American students' performance on internationally normed tests?
  • How can security at airports and other transportation centers be tightened without excessively infringing on the rights of individual travelers?
  • What can be done about the use of "performance-enhancing" drugs in amateur and professional sports?
  • What kind of educational program can be devised to make young people aware of the responsibilities and potential hazards of sexual activity without encouraging such activity?
  • What is the best way to lower the federal deficit without either destroying government aid programs or bringing the economy to a halt?
  • How can immigration be more effectively managed in the United States?
  • What should be done about the "problem" of illegal immigration?
  • What can be done to facilitate the transfer process from community colleges to state universities?
  • What should MCC do to resolve the "parking problem" on its Dobson & Southern campus?
  • How can requirements for admission into the MCC nursing program be modified to ensure that the best candidates are selected for admission?
  • How can soccer be effectively promoted in the United States to give it more status as a "major" sport?
  • What can be done to lower the dropout rate among Arizona high-school students?
  • How can American high-school and college students be effectively persuaded to take a stronger interest in math and science curricula?
  • How can the welfare system in the United States be modified to help those who need help without creating a "cycle of poverty"?