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Martinez: Morality Position Paper

Morality: Definition


"a personal or ​social set of ​standards for good or badbehavior and character, or the ​quality of being right andhonest"

From: Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Morality Position Paper Requirements


3-4 Pages Total


Locate & use 5 Sources of a variety of formats (maximum of 2 websites from RAMGuide webliography)

A Works Cited Page, MLA format generated using Noodletools will be the last page of your paper: 

Reasoning/main ideas for both sides of issue are discussed and facts/statistics/expert witness testimony provided

Thesis provided in first paragraph: Your overall opinion stated along with the key factors that led you to that opinion


 Analyzing an Issue and Developing an Argument

(from Morality Position Paper Requirements - below)

Once your topic is selected, you should do some research on the subject matter. While you may already have an opinion on your topic and an idea about which side of the argument you want to take, you need to ensure that your position is well supported. Listing out the pro and con sides of the topic will help you examine your ability to support your counterclaims, along with a list of supporting evidence for both sides. Supporting evidence includes the following:

  • Factual Knowledge - Information that is verifiable and agreed upon by almost everyone.
  • Statistical Inferences - Interpretation and examples of an accumulation of facts.
  • Informed Opinion - Opinion developed through research and/or expertise of the claim.
  • Personal Testimony - Personal experience related by a knowledgeable party.


Research Skill Mastery

Mix & Match Search Terms & Phrases      Locate Focused Sources       Capture Full Citations & Save to Noodletools       MLA 8th Ed. In-Text Citation Format