Researched Position Paper

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The Writing Center Cleveland State University, RT 105 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 216-687-6981, www.csuohio.edu/writingcenter Director, Prof. Mary M. Murray, m.murray@csuohio.edu RESEARCHED POSITION PAPER Most students—even those who write very well—approach this task in an expository way. Expository means that you are informing your audience and at the same time persuading him or her that you’ve done a good job and should be rewarded (e.g. with a grade). This is the way that you’ve always written papers, but it won’t work this time because researched position papers are professional writing that includes some academic writing. Reorganizing Your Paper I am imagining that you will think my suggestions will shorten up your paper—but that isn’t true if you allow yourself to think that the paper moves in levels. The first level (the introductory paragraph) has the most general and most important information . You summarize the entire paper here (which means you should write the position statement last). The body of the paper, Level 2, explains what’s told in the introduction—so in one way, the information will repeat. That’s what professional writing is all about:
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course ECO 1101 taught by Professor Sparr during the Fall '05 term at St.Francis College.

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