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The essay three pages.
Position PaperMonstrous Identities
A Position Paper is a common type of academic argument that is written after reading about and discussing a particular issue in which you should state and defend your position on the issue as well as to illustrate how your opinion relates to similar or opposing opinions about the same issue. When writing your essay remember that your thesis still needs to be both arguable and supported with details and evidence. Also continue to use transitions which provide cues for the reader and improve coherence. We will also continue to use the following skills:
Purpose of the paper: To argue your position on how monsters reflect upon and create identity in at least two of the articles we have read in the Monsters textbook AND the YouTube documentary showing how your position relates to those of the authors/narrator.
Audience: An academic audience that includes the authors of the readings and others interested in the issue upon which you are focusing.
Content and Audience
To focus your position paper you should consider how your own insights add something new to a conversation on monstrosity in your hometown in our nation or in the larger world. Then reflect on this issue taking notes on perspectives that you feel are missing or on viewpoints that you feel are incompletely or inaccurately expressed. Even if you are writing about an issue with which you are already familiar you will want to read several sources pertaining to the issue before you begin writing. Some questions for you to consider as you read your sources are as follows:
Who is the monster and who is the man (human person)?
Where does one identity end and the other begin?
How do your own experiences influence your perspective on identity?
What voices are missing within the larger rhetorical conversation about this monster and its identity/identities?
Do the writers currently covering this monster (and its identity) and/or the public in general seem to be misinterpreting or unfairly representing certain points of view?
Do the writers currently covering this monster (and its identity) and/or the public seem to be getting it right but still leaving important perspectives out of the conversation?
As you write and revise your position paper you will integrate relevant research that will allow you to both support your views and distinguish them from the views of others who have written on the issue. Be aware that typically strong and powerful position papers say something new rather than rehashing the same tired arguments. Finally remember that your position paper should develop a strong well-supported argument and that it should address the Arkansas State University first-year communitythat is fellow students and faculty who are bright but may have little knowledge of the particular conversation you are entering.
Organization and Format
There are many ways to organize your position paper and as a class we will analyze sample position papers in order to articulate a general understanding of the conventions of the genre. Considering these conventions you will have to decide the best way to arrange your essay to make your argument clear and persuasive.
Further to practice the skills necessary for success in Composition II and beyond you are expected to engage with outside sources in your piece using summary paraphrase and direct quotation as effective and appropriate. You are also required to incorporate in-text parenthetical citations and develop an end-of-text Works Cited and/or if applicable a Works Referenced page for all sources cited within your paper or consulted in developing your position. You should read and cite (Works Cited or Works Referenced) no fewer than three recent sources. As with other essays written in this class please follow MLA guidelines for citation and format. Your position paper must be no fewer than three full pages but no more than four.