Writing a Position Paper

See also Argument Papers .

I Don’t Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments
In this lesson students analyze the work of winners of the New York Times Learning Network's 2014 Student Editorial Contest as well as professional models from the Times editorial pages to learn how writers effectively introduce and respond to counterarguments. Then they write their own position pieces, incorporating counterarguments to strengthen their claims.

Position Paper Assignment
This page includes sample topics and criteria for evaluation.



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