How to write a position argument
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How to Write a Position Argument. Find an Issue. Make a list of possible issues. Select a possible issue. Read about your issue. Analyze your Potential Readers. What do your readers likely know about the issue? What views do your readers likely have about the issue?

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How to write a position argument

How to Write a Position Argument


Find an issue

Find an Issue

  • Make a list of possible issues.

  • Select a possible issue.

  • Read about your issue.


Analyze your potential readers

Analyze your Potential Readers

  • What do your readers likely know about the issue?

  • What views do your readers likely have about the issue?

  • Do your readers likely agree or disagree with your position? If they disagree, why exactly do they disagree?


Develop reasons and write a working thesis

Develop Reasons and Write a Working Thesis

  • Take a definite position.

  • Develop reasons by considering whether you can argue from a definition, compare or contrast, consider good and bad effects, or refute objections.

  • Support your reasons by making observations and finding facts, statistics, and statements from authorities.

  • Write a working thesis.


Write a draft

Write a Draft

  • Introduce the issue and give the necessary background.

  • Think about how readers will view you, the writer.

  • If you argue from a definition, set out the criteria.


Write a draft continued

Write a draft (continued)

  • Avoid fallacies.

  • Address opposing views.

  • Make counterarguments if necessary.

  • Conclude with strength.

  • Choose a title that will interest your readers.


Revise revise revise

Revise, Revise, Revise

  • Check that your position argument fulfills the assignment.

  • Make sure that your claim is arguable and focused.

  • Add additional evidence where reasons need more support


How to write a position argument

  • Examine the organization.

  • Review the visual presentation.

  • Proofread carefully.

  • Make sure your finished writing meets all the formatting requirements.


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