This week, we had to write a position paper.
Our goal: to promote the Tipton Children's Home over the DHS program in Oklahoma.
In completing this assignment, I found it absolutely necessary to find research. I spent a lot of time collecting information for and about the Tipton Home, the DHS and statistics about foster homes in Oklahoma. I found several surprising statistics in the process, which made writing my position paper interesting. I enjoy arguing why one thing is better than the other, because as a psychology minor, I feel that I know how to counter argue and "mildly attack" positions enough to make my position stronger. Knowing how to use counterarguments to your benefit is essential in the PR industry, because audiences should never be left with unanswered questions. I pick up now that researching is essential and fact-checking even more so; information should support your claim only if it is true information. I'm excited to use these positioning tactics in my career, and I'd love to know more about tips and tricks to make position papers even stronger.