Researched Argument Stating the Issue Worksheet

Stating the Issue

Make several sentences that assert the positions that the writer of an article takes on the issue you are researching.

X thinks or believes Y; however, Z.
Unless X state of affairs changes, Y will take place.
Unless we take X actions, Y will happen.
Although X, Y.
Despite X, Y.
Because X, Y.
Once X was so; now, Y is so.
If X continues, Y will happen.
If X is true, then we can expect Y.
If we don’t do X, then Y.
Since X is true, Y.
Some think X is so; in fact, Y is true.

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