Position Statement: Definition & Examples


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Why is a topic like 'Pollution is bad for the environment' not a good idea for a position statement?

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1. What is the minimal number of supporting pieces you will need to make your position statement a strong one?

2. Which of the following statements is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this interactive, printable quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge about how to arrive at and present a position statement in a cogent manner.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to ascertain your knowledge of the following:

  • Your first step in forming a position statement
  • The necessity of supporting pieces to bolster your position
  • Whether or not you need a to present alternatives to your opinion
  • Picking topics for a position statement

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the development of a position statement
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about position statements in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to format a position statement and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the steps involved in formatting a position statement, review the accompanying lesson on the subject titled Position Statement: Definition & Examples. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Explain what your first step should be in the development of a position statement, even before you write the first word of your opinion
  • Discuss the value of an outline
  • Enumerate the steps necessary to render an effective position statement