Big Think Current Question:
“Some books should be banned in schools.”
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
(Position papers are due by Friday 11th October)
Big Think response guidance:
• Start by setting out what you think before doing any research. Show you understand what is implied by the statement about books.
• Do some research, perhaps using the OXPLORE website which has a very similar question. Write up (summarise) what you find out and what your opinions are on those details.
• Conclude by stating what you think after the research. Do you feel the same? Has your mind changed? If it has, what changed your mind? Was it something you didn’t know or do you now think about it differently? If not, what is the evidence that you find most compelling?
I look forward to reading your position papers!
There is no minimum or maximum length for the position paper, we just stipulate that it clearly explains your position and discusses the research you have done to reach it. We would also encourage you to cite sources as would be done in an academic paper.
Most importantly though, enjoy the process! This should be interesting and we would strongly encourage getting the whole family involved in the production of your position paper if you can.