What Is a Position Paper?
You may have one or more separate arguments (or sets of supporting reasons/evidence) to bolster your position. After stating your thesis and presenting your argument(s), you should then consider at least one counterargument (an argument that attempts to prove that the negation of your thesis is true; i.e., that your thesis is false) or refutation of your position (an argument that attempts to show why your thesis is not or might not be true). You must then reply to the counterargument or refutation, explaining or showing why that objection may be rejected or dismissed. Finally, re-state your thesis in an expanded form as developed by your discussion throughout the paper. This will stand as the conclusion of your position paper.