Sample Outline for Position Review

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Sample Outline for a Position Paper (250 words or more)

YOUR TOPIC _____________________________________________
THESIS STATEMENT______________________________________

I. Introduction (1-2 paragraphs)
A. Begin with a sentence that captures the readers' attention 1. a question
2. an interesting fact
3. an interesting “quotation” from one of your sources or a famous person that fits your issue/argument (www.bartleby.com) B. Make a couple of general statements
C. Thesis Statement:________________
Major Divisions of Essay
1.__________________________
2.__________________________
3.__________________________

II. Part 2: History (1-4 paragraphs)
Transition: _________________________
Topic Sentence:______________________
A. Define issue and/or
B. Give brief history or background of your issue
Supporting Details:
Detail 1:___________________________
Detail 2:___________________________
Detail 3:___________________________
Transition:_____________________

III. Opposing Argument
Topic Sentence:______________________
A. Briefly describe some of the counter arguments
B. List some facts or details that support the counter claim C. Refute the opposing view using facts or details that support your side Supporting Details:
Detail 1:___________________________
Detail 2:___________________________
Detail 3:___________________________
Transition:_____________________

IV. Your Argument - 3 Points of Attack, try to make your points directly refute the counter argument points when possible (each argument may consist of 1-5 paragraphs) *Need Topic Sentences for each paragraph*

A. State the first point of your argument
1. Give your personal opinion about the point
2. Provide evidence, research, testimony, other detail that support your opinion B....
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