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How to Write a Conceptual Paper

Updated April 17, 2017

Determine the topic for the conceptual paper and begin by raising a point or question on that topic. This could be a simple stance on a particular subject or a concise question.

Support a position on the chosen topic that leaves room for debate within the paper. For instance, the writer could choose the position that the chicken came first and begin setting the stage for supporting thoughts.

Provide background information on the chosen position. The writer could point out that it actually takes a chicken and a rooster to conceive an egg.

Argue against the supported position in a debate format. This is not always necessary but could provide the pros and cons for each dilemma. For instance, the writer could argue that the chicken and rooster had to come from an egg first.

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Brian Baer has been writing since 1982. His work has appeared on Web sites such as eHow, where he specializes in technology, management and business topics. Baer has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.