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Education Guide: Position Papers

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What are position papers?

Position papers are utilised by government, academic institutions and other organisations. They aim to present an opinion or outline the writer's intention regarding an issue. Their wide use means that you can find many position papers online, and you will note that their  format/structure may vary according to the author's requirements. Make sure you carefully note the assessment task requirements in your subject outline.

Writing a position paper

These links may give you some ideas for your position paper assignment.

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