Hanging order #328891 from a Proposal to a Postion paper

Position Paper Activities, Assignments, and Explanation
Angry TV audience members, throwing chairs and shouting profanities, might be what come to mind when asked to think about the word Argument. A good argument, however, should be conducted in a calm and rational manner. Your textbook, Reading Critically Writing Well, offers characteristics of effective position papers, based on logic. Please take a moment to read the pages that correspond to the chapter  Position Paper now. In my edition, the chapter begins on page 517. You may use the same topic and the same research you used in your proposal paper. However, be sure that your final draft reaches five full pages in length. You may have to add additional sources and information in order to reach five full pages not including the Works Cited page, which should appear separately.

Be Aware of Logical Fallacies in Your Draft and in the Sources You Read.

In order to make effective arguments, it is important to recognize Logical fallacies. In the edition of my textbook, pages 631-637 contain information about logical fallacies. Drafting:
Return to the proposal to solve a problem essay that you wrote in the previous unit. You may use the same topic and research materials to transform your proposal into a position paper. As you transform your proposal into a position paper, you will have to rewrite the thesis statement. Try the following exercises to arrive at a thesis statement. If one works for you, great! If not, just remember that everybody arrives at a thesis statement in a different way:

1) The effect of____on______is/results in/causes______, ______, ____.
2) Though_____may be seen as beneficial/negative____is actually dangerous/harmful/useful/important because ____, _____, _____.
3) If_____happens, then_____, _____, _____ will result.

The thesis statement should give the topic youre covering, make a claim/take a stand, and outline the three points youll cover in the body of the paper. The thesis statement can be 1-3 sentences long and should be at the end of your opening paragraph. Remember to open with an interesting anecdote, quote, description, etc. to catch the readers interest before transitioning into your thesis statement.

General Structure for the Position Paper:

Remember that a paragraph is at least five sentences always.

Opening paragraph: Begin with a sentence that catches the reader s attention remember all of the guidelines you ve read in this course of what to avoid when developing an opening line. Go back through the other content pages regarding this matter if you need to at this point. Then, transition into your thesis statement, which you just worked on in the activity above.
Second Paragraph: If you need to give a transitional  history of the problem go ahead and do so but keep it brief!
Third Paragraph: Address your first point that you want to make in the body of the paper. Support your points with research, evidence, and examples always use MLA in-text citations wherever and whenever you are offering information that is not yours even if it seems redundant to do so.
Fourth Paragraph: Present one or two arguments opposing the point you make. Then, refute it with further evidence and examples again, providing plenty of in-text citations to mark which ideas are yours and which are not.
Fifth Paragraph: Address your second point and follow through again with research/evidence.
Sixth Paragraph: Present one or two arguments opposing this second point. Then, refute it with further evidence and examples.
Seventh Paragraph: Address your third point and follow through with research/evidence.
Eighth Paragraph: Present one or two arguments opposing this third point. Then, refute it with further evidence and examples.
Ninth Paragraph: Your conclusions: With what impression do you wish to leave the audience? Is there any common ground? What are the consequences (but be careful not to exaggerate or use  scare tactics )? Be sure to watch your tone in the concluding paragraph you always want to be professional not rounding up an angry mob with pitchforks and torches.

Then, Add your Works Cited Page Refer to the Guidelines and Page Numbers in the Previous Folder marked  Proposal Paper.

The structure above is simply a guideline. You may have to add more paragraphs that discuss the opposing viewpoints in order to make the full length.