Below you will fink links to handouts that will provide you with techniques and strategies for writing position papers, as well as their elements.
Students are required to complete three directed, analytic essays. Detailed instructions for each essay will be distributed in class. The first essay (2-3 pages) will be a position paper, (See the box to the left for more information on how to write a position paper)
Paper 2 (5-8 pages), Paper 3 (6-10 pages) -students must construct research-based arguments and counter-arguments on one of the following issues: (These two papers require you to conduct library research and locate valid statistical data to support your position)
Use the sources below to get some background information on your topic. These sources contain overviews and information on the issues. Information is presented from the perpective of different social science disciplines and subject areas. They are a good starting place