Since the turn of the new century, a theory has emerged concerning the end of the world, or at least the end of life as we know it. This new theory centers around the year 2012, a date that many claim has mysterious origins in ancient manuscripts from many different cultures. The most noted characteristic of this date is that it appears to mark the end of the Mayan calendar. But there is no evidence to suggest that the Maya saw any great relevance to this date. In fact, none of the claims surrounding a 2012 doomsday event hold up to scientific inquiry. The year 2012 will pass without a major, life-altering catastrophe .
The entire purpose of an argumentative essay is to task students with the challenge of choosing a side on an extremely controversial topic. The students are posed with a question that has no real answer, and they are forced to think critically in order to formulate their own answer to the controversial question. This is not about getting everyone riled up and in a storm of shouting opinions. It is; however, in an effort to get students to realize that they must support their opinions with facts, and not just other opinions. One of the most common topics for an argumentative essay is the topic of gun control and the debate over this controversial topic. There are a number of different very adamant views on this controversial topic and they are very provocative to the emotions of people. Below are some of the tips to writing a strong argumentative essay on the topic of gun control: