My topic : Is Global warming a problem and if so, what can we do
Be sure to place your thesis at the very end
of the introductory paragraph for this class. Do not try to imply your
thesis and confuse your audience. Students have selected
their topics, and now they must develop a tentative thesis statement to help
them initiate a focus to conduct relevant research. Remember that one
quality of a strong thesis statement it that a thesis can and often will change
as research deepens. Dig
deep to disclose the facts.
The final draft of the Position Paper is due in Week Five,
and it should incorporate feedback from the Week Four Writer’s Workshop.
My topic : Is
Global warming a problem and if so, what can we do about it?
I. Background, position, thesis
write a lead-in/
background on the question or the article
restate the EQ and
answer it- this is your thesis- take a clear position in the thesis
II. Support your position/thesis with
a fact or quote
Make a sandwich in each paragraph
The sandwich is a example by the instructor as to how he wants it done thanks
your words intro the quote
“quote the source"
Quote the article
cite the source
interpret the quote with your own
restate, explain, evaluate or analyze
the citation form the article
III. State the other side, support
with a quote.
Make a sandwich of the quote that
supports the other side
IV. Connect to a principle of the US
Constitution, economics or historical document
Clearly/ obliviously connect the EQ with a
principle of the Constitution, historical
document, or principle economics
Make a sandwich of the quote that connects to
the constitutional principle.
V. Clearly restate your position and
the significance of the issue as a conclusion
Restate your position
Sate the significance of the EQ
"A call to action"
Although a position paper is argumentative, this
does not mean that the essay should be written in a narrow and aggressive tone
because this will not produce an effective argument. The research you use
to support your position will determine the outcome for your argument. If
credible scholarly research does not support your thesis, then, you will need
your position because this may indicate that your thesis is not supported by
credible peer-reviewed research written by scholars who are experts. Using the internet to find
personal opinions and non-credible research will weaken your paper and lower your grade. Keep in mind that a
position argument is powerful because within this argument, you can use a
combination of writing techniques that you learned earlier in class. In
other words, you can explain and evaluate to explicate in favor of your position, and you can explain and evaluate specific research to refute your opposition.
Importantly, you must develop the skills to defend your position, while still
showing the other side of the argument in a scholarly way. Remember that
learning how to defend an argument will be a rewarding skill used throughout
college and throughout life. Create an outline to keep your paper structured.
Students must write their drafts for
the discussion forum workshop this week. This position paper will require a
minimum of five (5) academic sources for support. View the two brief videos herein to
assist with gaining a bit more perspective regarding position papers
statements should be formulated to meet the scope of the assignment, and the evaluation paper
should be around 2-3 pages long. Focus on the qualityof
the paper, and meet the required quantity. As you revise your paper, decide how
to make your writing more concise, and avoid redundancy. Provide adequate
research to support your thesis. Be aware that you must cite in both places to avoid
academic dishonesty. In other words, every source on your
reference page must have a matching in-text citation (parenthetical citation).
If the information is not
common knowledge, you must cite the source.
State University Libraries and Archives (2013 Sep 11). Arguing
a Position Worksheet [Video file] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eC7nwXrVcE
B., (n.d.). Brainy Quotes.com. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/baltasargr386256.html
Turner (2009 Jan 1). Academic Writing Tips: How to
Write a Position Paper [Video file] Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMegTzs-f-U
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