What it is
A position paper creates an argument for an opinion that is logical and backed up with fact. The idea is to convince your readers or audience that your opinion is based on sound ideas and is worth listening to and considering. To write a strong position paper, topics must be carefully considered, arguments must be based on logical, and verfiable points, and the thoughts must be organized into a solid whole. Some key points to remember when writing....
- Your paper should address all sides of the issue in a way that can be clearly and easily userstood by the audience.
- The goal is to adopt on side of the argument as your own and persuade your audience to agree with you using well presented logic, facts, and examples.
- A good argument the position, and address any counter claims with evidence. This lets the author buyild a case for his or her position, disupte the claims of others, and ensure the audience the argument is based on a well rounded understanding of the issue.
Position Papers in Action
The U.S. Soccer's Referee Department breaks down
detailed analysis of rule interpretations in Position Papers these
positions are opinions supported by interpretation of the rules in
relation to specific incidents. The weight of this evidence determines
the strength of a referee's argument.
Here is an example,
You can watch the actual incident on You Tube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy87afbtTRM&feature=PlayList&p=A60788D95BFA05CB&index=8