Position (Persuasive) Essay Model
Best Information Strategy
Identify your position (opinion).
- Define your position
- Where or when does it occur?
- Who does it affect?
- Why is it important?
Develop "reasons" and evidence.
- State reason clearly and specifically.
- How is the reason supported by the evidence?
- What is the evidence?
- Address potentially different perspectives.
Best Searching Strategies
- Develop concept map with Position and Reasons
- Search using both Position topic and potential Reasons.
- Starting point and background
- Databases to support Position and Reasons
- Advanced search strategies