Reflect more generally on position papers, a
genre of writing that plays an important role in our society. Answer the
following questions: As a reader and writer of position papers, how important
are reasons and supporting evidence? When people argue their positions on
television, on radio talk shows, and in online discussion forums like blogs, do
they tend to emphasize reasons and support? If not, what do they emphasize? How
do you think their purpose differs from the purpose of the writers you read in
this chapter and from your own purpose in writing a position paper? What
contribution might position papers make to our society that other genres of
writing cannot make?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims
with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and
properly cite any references.