One controversy I have thought about choosing for my paper is same sex marriages. Another topic I could choose for my paper is the war in Iraq. The last topic that I have been considering for my paper is cloning.
If I wrote about the war in Iraq, I would use purpose, context, audience and ethos, pathos, logos to improve my paper. Context would be that the war is causing gas prices to rise here in America, and that will make people not support the war. Most people in the U.S. have already chosen whether they support the war or not. The purpose would then be to motivate to action the people supporting the side I chose to write about. If I argued for the war, I could use ethos by quoting members of the government saying that we need to go to war. If I argued against the war, I could use pathos write about our soldiers being killed in Iraq and make people sad.