Need to do One exploratory paper and then one position paper in 750 words each which makes it 1500 words. One sample is also attached. Deadline is om 6 hours.
Position Paper Assignment Recap: You will write a 750-1000 word position paper in which you make a claim and “prove” it.
Your paper will primarily be a claim of policy. You can use the same topic you used for the issue proposal and/or exploratory paper or you can select a new one cleared by me. This paper must follow MLA format. The sources must be varied (books, articles, Internet sources, journals, etc.). Wikipedia is not an acceptable source. Sample Structure Introduction Briefly introduce the controversial issue you researched.
Identify the different perspectives.
End with a claim of policy statement.
Body Provide evidence to support your claim. Include a refutation. A refutation is typically a paragraph before the conclusion. In the refutation paragraph, you do 2 things: 1) show that you understand the opposing side by summarizing their view briefly and gracefully (no name calling!) and 2) you offer another piece of evidence to explain why your claim is reasonable, logical, a well thought out plan, etc. Conclusion
End the paper the same way you would any other academic paper.
Make a prediction or make a recommendation. You could summarize your major points or end with a thought provoking quote/idea.
An exploratory paper does not present just one side of an issue. It presents multiple sides.
EXPLORATORY PAPER OUTLINE
YOUR UNIQUE TITLE
PARA 1: EXPLAIN THE ISSUE.
DO NOT END PARAGRAPH 1 WITH A CLAIM OR THESIS.
THIS PAPER EXPLORES MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES BUT DOES NOT ASSERT A DEFINITIVE CLAIM OR ATTEMPT TO PROVE THE CLAIM.
PARA 2: THE FIRST PERSPECTIVE
PARA 3: THE SECOND PERSPECTIVE
PARA 4: THE THIRD PERSPECTIVE (IF YOU CAN FIND ONE)
PARA 5: YOUR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE (BEFORE YOU’VE COMPLETED YOUR RESEARCH/READING/REFLECTION).
END WITH A TENTATIVE CLAIM FOR A FUTURE POSITION PAPER.
LAST PAGE: WORKS CITED
1.The Works Cited page is a separate page at the end of your paper. List your sources per the most current MLA rules.
2.In text parenthetical citations are expected whenever you paraphrase, summarize, quote or in any way use someone else’s work. When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is to cite sources every two to three typed lines.
3. Minimum 750 words
Read this for other ideas:
A general list of activists and issues from 2020:
Topic : Government Corruption