This is a position paper and I am to take a position on a topic related to either grading in physical education or using Psychological training as a coach.
The purpose of a position paper is to generate support on an issue. It describes the authors position on an issue and the rational for that position and, in the same way that a research paper incorporates supportive evidence, is based on facts that provide a solid foundation for the authors argument. It is a critical examination of a position using facts and inductive reasoning, which addresses both strengths and weaknesses of the authors opinion.
Elements of the Position Paper
The classic position paper contains three main elements:
An Introduction, which identifies the issue that will be discussed and states the authors position on that issue.
The Body of the paper, which contains the central argument and can be further broken up into three unique sections:
Evidence supporting the authors position
A discussion of both sides of the issue, which addresses and refutes arguments that contradict the authors position
A Conclusion, restating the key points and, where applicable, suggesting resolutions to the issue.