Research Paper - placed The refutation paragraph is where...

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Contains overview of topic chosen Mentions (briefly) how it is not defined or  misinterpreted Shows Position Has a thesis that allows for expansion and proof of  evidence
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Explanation or Defining paragraph. Can have a definition of the term being researched. Can look at the history of it Can look at overall availability or how it works, etc.
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     In these paragraphs, the student should find proof of  position, whether it be in citations from statistics,  court cases, quotes of notable authorities, or results  of polls showing popularity. This is where the two direct quotes should be 
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Unformatted text preview: placed. The refutation paragraph is where the student must recognize one person or group (making sure to give their name) and why they disagree with the topic the student is proving. Do not comment on the person/group’s point of view. Just state who they are and what they believe. This is the place to sum up evidence to prove the position. It is in the conclusion where the student may use one or two sentences that begin with “I” to give a personal insight into the topic and/or to contribute their experience....
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