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Lesson 1: Finals

Lesson 1: Finals

Lesson 1: Finals
Manifesto Argumentative paper POSITION PAPER Stand on an issue Proposes solution & recommendation Persuading the

Manifesto

Argumentative paper

POSITION PAPER

Stand on an issue

Proposes solution & recommendation

Persuading the readers

How to write a position paper? 3

How to write a position paper?

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I. Introduction (ideas) ● May start with a statement or a question ● Unusual facts

I. Introduction (ideas)

May start with a statement or a question

Unusual facts or statistics

Intriguing statements

Anecdotes, examples, questions

Analogy, a list

Etc.

ISSUE: Plastic Ban is Bad for the Environment 6

ISSUE:

Plastic Ban is Bad for the Environment

First Paragraph: As of the start of 2014, nearly all of the cities in Metro

First Paragraph:

As of the start of 2014, nearly all of the cities in Metro Manila had implemented a ban on plastic bags, in compliance with the “Total Plastic Ban Act of 2011.” This act prohibits the sale and use of conventional (high density polyethylene or HDPE) plastic bags in business establishments, such as grocery stores, fast food outlets and restaurants, mall stores, and markets, and penalizes the violators with amounts ranging from Php500 to Php5000, including imprisonment. Businesses are allowed to use only paper bags or biodegradable plastic bags as substitute. While this measure

biodegradable plastic bags as substitute. While this measure appears to be eco-friendly, the fact is that

appears to be eco-friendly, the fact is that plastic ban does more

as substitute. While this measure appears to be eco-friendly, the fact is that plastic ban does

harm than good.

as substitute. While this measure appears to be eco-friendly, the fact is that plastic ban does
II. Body A. Opposing view points or counterarguments ● Include the arguments opposing your stand

II. Body

A. Opposing view points or counterarguments

Include the arguments opposing your stand

Goal: to refute, rebut or discredit by showing weaknesses

Second Paragraph: It is easy to believe that paper bags are more environment – friendly

Second Paragraph:

It is easy to believe that paper bags are more environment – friendly than conventional plastic bags. After all, paper is natural; plastic is synthetic. Paper bags degrade easily; plastics, we are told, stay in the environment for many years. However, all these are just myths and anyone who

many years. However, all these are just myths and anyone who cares enough to do basic

cares enough to do basic internet research to find

these are just myths and anyone who cares enough to do basic internet research to find

out what science actually proves.

these are just myths and anyone who cares enough to do basic internet research to find
II. Body B. Reasons to support your arguments (facts, examples, opinions) ● Arguments ● Evidence

II. Body

B. Reasons to support your arguments (facts, examples, opinions)

Arguments

Evidence or ideas to substantiate the reasons

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III. Conclusion -summary -recommendation/ suggestion -final appeal to the reader 12

III. Conclusion

-summary -recommendation/ suggestion -final appeal to the reader

Last Paragraph: These findings from credible research bodies proves one thing: Plastic ban do not

Last Paragraph:

These findings from credible research bodies proves one thing: Plastic ban do not make sense. Plastic bans do not work. The smart and eco-friendly thing to do now is to reap the “Total Plastic

bans do not work. The smart and eco-friendly thing to do now is to reap the

Ban Act of 2011.”

bans do not work. The smart and eco-friendly thing to do now is to reap the
Pair Activity 1: Finals *Yellow paper Write a position paper about the issue: “Usage of

Pair Activity 1: Finals

*Yellow paper Write a position paper about the issue:

“Usage of gadgets is not allowed in school according to DepEd.”

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