A position paper
As a debate, a position paper presents one side of an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and defensible. Ideas that you are considering need to be carefully examined in choosing a topic, developing your argument, and organizing your paper. It is very important to ensure that you are addressing all sides of the issue and presenting it in a
manner that is easy for your audience to understand. Your job is to take one side of the argument and persuade your audience that you have well-founded knowledge of the topic being presented. It is important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims, as well as to refute the counterclaims to show that you are well informed about both sides.
Choose one of the following thesis and write a position paper
Homosexuality is caused by poor parenting.
Watching pornography causes promiscuous behavior.
Young children who watch violent videos and TV shows are more violent as adults.
Marijuana is a gateway drug to other mood-altering drugs.
Obesity is caused by the food industry.
Corporal punishment is an effective tool when raising children and should be legal.
Human aggression is the result of hereditary influences.
Childhood vaccinations should be mandatory.
Prostitution should be legal.
Organ donors should be financially compensated.
Students who experience test anxiety prior to an English exam will get higher scores than students who do not experience test anxiety
The recognition of the right to physician-assisted suicide is a protection of individual civil liberties.