The broad subject of your first paper will be Arguments. You will need to narrow that subject to a focus that will allow you to write a narrative essay.
Here are some examples of topics:
- Americans should/should not be compelled to buy a product (for example, health insurance).
- Colleges should/should not require service projects as a stipulation for graduation.
- There should/should not be stricter enforcement of laws regarding ILLEGAL immigration.
- The mass/corporate media is/is not trustworthy/unbiased as it was a generation ago (20-25 years)
- A "flat tax" would be a good/bad idea for the income tax system in America.
- Private citizens owning guns is good/bad for society.