By analyzing these key terms and questions, you can find sub-issues that will narrow down the topic and make it easier to write the topic background.
Using the example of climate change again, some key terms could be “greenhouse gases” and “emissions”.
This research will be the basis for your position paper and what you say in committee, so the information you gather must be factual and relevant. Since you’re doing Model UN, the most credible source is, of course, the United Nations!
Other than that, news agencies, scholarly articles, and state government websites can also be reputable.
Refrain from citing Wikipedia or the conference background guide, although these may be good starting points for information.
By following these tips, writing the topic background for your position paper will be easier and more effective.
Some papers cover themselves more than 50% with introduction content as if they are the only source of information present anywhere while some give it very briefly expecting user to be well aware.
As a reader I never expected to learn the concept from paper intro part itself but from books and then read papers.
In public health or nutrition journals, it may just merit a parenthetical explanation.
However, in a food industry journal, the name itself is sufficient. A well-structured but slightly longer introduction is far less offensive than a cluster of very well selected but illogically laid out arguments.