After the collection of data, the next step in assembling information into a draft is preparation for writing the final product.

BRIEFING PAPER: OUTLINE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
After the collection of data, the next step in assembling information into a draft is preparation for writing the final product. To fully assess and understand the data collected, an outline is a great format to utilize to map out your ideas and the structure of the final briefing paper. Additionally, an outline is useful in connecting concepts, ideas, and principles from the readings, relating these ideas to the data collected. In addition to honing research and writing skills, this assignment will be useful in further developing the framework for the final briefing paper.
INSTRUCTIONS
To prepare for the final submission of this paper you will need to focus on the data collected through your review of articles listed in your annotated bibliography. For this assignment, you will need to create a detailed outline of your summary of issue. You will also need to include a clear explanation of current policies. In addition, clearly outline or propose policies and state a recommendation.
Items to include are outlined as follows:
Length of assignment: 5-7-page outline
Format of assignment: Current Turabian Format
Number of citations: 10 from the annotated bibliography
Acceptable sources: scholarly articles, empirical journals, and assigned textbook readings published within the last 20 years.

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