Essay/Position Paper Template

 

Introductory Paragraph:

       States Thesis/Argument

       Introduces topic

      Can be organized in a programmatic structure.

This paper will argue that... (thesis).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premise #1

       A single concept/idea/body of evidence that supports your thesis

       include facts, evidence, support

      include your own analysis & interpretation

(Restate thesis) because... (Premise 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premise #2

       A single concept/idea/body of evidence that supports your thesis

       include facts, evidence, support

      include your own analysis & interpretation

(Restate thesis) because... (Premise 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premise #3

       A single concept/idea/body of evidence that supports your thesis

       include facts, evidence, support

      include your own analysis & interpretation

(Restate thesis) because... (Premise 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concluding Paragraph

       Restate your thesis

       Restate each of your 3 premises

      End with a "so what" statement (i.e.: What's so great about what you wrote? Any further questions about the topic that remain unexplored/further food for thought)

In conclusion, (thesis).

First, because (Premise 1).

Second, because (Premise 2).

Third, because (Premise 3).

My paper is insightful because...