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I need some help in writing an informative essay with a surprising reversal on any topic. I need some help in writing an informative essay with a surprising reversal on any topic.

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This is an interesting assignment. Consider an issue where most people are only on one side. For example, illegal immigration. You can talk about how they affect the economy and take jobs. Then, talk about an illegal immigrant who has accomplished something remarkable and made a great contribution to our society.

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Politics offers several opportunities for surprise reversals.  You could talk about almost any political candidate, his/her promises during an election, his/her popularity before an election, and then the legacy he/she actually left behind.

If you want to stray from politics, you could also write about popular (or seemingly popular) products and their actual efficacy.  I am always in awe of the hype that surrounds new beauty products (especially where celebrities are involved) at the very beginning and then the actual customer response once the product has been on the market a while.

Finally, a more personal idea might be to write about your thoughts on high school (or a...

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