Analyzing Perspectives To describe reasons for your viewpoint or the viewpoint of others Steps in the Process: 1. On an issue of disagreement, first identify your own perspective. 2. Try to determine the reasons behind that perspective. 3. Identify a different perspective. 4. Try to determine the reasons or logic behind that one. Questions: 1. What is the reasoning behind this issue or perspective? 2. What is my position on the issue, and why do I feel that way? 3. What is an opposing position and what reasons support that position?