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HOW TO BUILD A POSITION I. EXPLORE Read widely about the topic You may be surprised about how varied these positions are Just because you disagree with a position does not mean that you should ridicule, ignore, or demonize that position II. BRAINSTORM Brainstorm with a friend about the ideas you have found “Two heads are better than one” III. CREATE ASSERTIONS Assertions are opinions that people may or may not agree with Write down several assertions Your assertions should be in line with your theme, main idea, or your thesis statement which should be the controlling idea of your position paper Example: “Uniforms should be required in the school because it benefits the greater good in forwarding a common sense of purpose, unity, and equality among students.” Assertions/Arguments: a. uniform promote the ideals of equality b. uniform lessen distractions between the opposite sex c. uniforms make people feel that they are part of a larger institution than themselves IV. GATHER THE EVIDENCE
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  • Fall '18
  • rommel
  • Belief, Objection

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