Arguing Position paper

OVERVIEWMinimum Word Count: 1600Maximum Word Count: 2000Use a minimum of 5 sources:Sources may be either primary or secondary. One must be a peer-reviewed source. You may use tertiary sources, but they will not count toward your five (5) required sources. You may not use Wikipedia as a sourceFORMATMargins: 1”Font: 12-point Courier New or New Times RomanDouble-spacedPaginatedName, date, class section in upper left-hand corner of 1st page.No cover sheets, please!Description:Using one of the techniques outlined in class and gleaned from the reading, write a 6 to 8 page position paper.  You will use reasoned argument to justify your position on your topic.Your paper should:*Identify the issue or issues*Establish a clear position*Use a strong, refined thesis and central argument*Use secondary and primary sources to support your argument*Avoid asserting opinion without qualification*Use logical transitions to guide the reader from thesis to conclusionOBJECTIVES:*Demonstrate competence with MLA format*Incorporate information from sources into an essay*Correctly format an MLA works cited page*Practice research techniques and using library databases*Organize an essay coherently using emphatic order