Analytical vs. Argumentative Research Papers Worksheet

Research Writing: Organization

Practice with this Analytical vs. Argumentative Research Papers Worksheet to get comfortable with developing a topic to fit each approach in research writing. By completing 10 exercises, you take general topics and further define them by thinking of how the topic could be narrowed to fit each type of research paper.

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, consider the general research paper topic provided. For each general topic, think of a narrower topic about which you could create an analytical research paper and an argumentative research paper.

  • General topic: airport security

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: cyber crime

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: advertising

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: civil disobedience

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: health care

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: immigration

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: advertising

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: the sale of human organs

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach:

  • General topic: school uniforms

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

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  • General topic: road rage

    Narrower topic for an analytical approach:

    Narrower topic for an argumentative approach: