Please review guidelines on how the white paper should be constructed. The white paper should address gun control and gun violence. My expectation is that paper meets the standards of the guidelines in order for me to release payment. I understand if you don’t have access to use UMUC Library OneSearch as a source but still requires 5 different source.
Guidelines for White Paper
Strategies to Keep in Mind
â€¢ have a focused topicâ€¢ write to an identified audience
If your white paper will be written to an internal audience, it might have a fairly narrow focus. For example, if you work in a hair salon and write a white paper promoting a new billing system for your salon, the audience will probably be the owner and manager of the hair salon.
If your white paper will be written to an external audience, it could have a broader focus. For example, if you do not work for a hair salon and you write a white paper promoting a new billing system for hair salons, the audience may be the various hair salons in your neighborhood.
If your white paper will be written to promote a product or service to potential customers, it could have an even broader scope. For example, a white paper promoting a new taxi service in your neighborhood has, theoretically, all residents in the neighborhood as a potential audience.
To complete this assignment, be sure to: Integrate thorough research.
Provide adequate information, and leave the decision on which action(s) to take up to the audience. Your goal is to offer background information that the audience can use to make an informed decision. The Purdue OWL video particularly mentions this principle, which is one reason the video refers to the white paper as â€œa backgrounder report.â€
Include the following sections in your White Paper:
â€¢ Executive Summary
â€¢ Previous Approaches
â€¢ New Findings
â€¢ Conclusion â€¢ References
In the Executive Summary (ES) of your White Paper, summarize your research and your purpose. The ES should be a stand-alone document. It should be written in such a way that a busy executive could read the summary only, and know exactly what the paper is about.
In the Introduction section of your White Paper, lay the groundwork for your readers on the details that will be introduced in the paper. If you need to define any terms, do so there. You might also share an anecdote or illustration to describe why this topic is important and relevant.
In the Previous Approaches section, describe the methods or strategies that have been previously used, or are currently used on the topic.
For example, if your white paper is being written to advertise a new taxi service in your area, you might review what transportation services are provided now. You could show the challenges or problems that the current services involve. In this section of the White Paper, your use of sources will be very important. Integrate research to show that the problems you have identified do, in fact, exist, and that they merit attention.
In the New Findings section, present the most important information in the paper. Describe the findings of your research, and relate those findings to the purpose of your report. Do not only provide data and research, but also explain the data and research, and tell why it is relevant and significant to your reportâ€™s topic.
For example, if your white paper is being written to advertise a new taxi service in your area, you might review what transportation services are provided now, and show why the new taxi service fills a need that the current set of transportation services does not fill, or that it solves a problem the current set of transportation services does not solve.
Provide data and evidence for why the new taxi service has promise in solving the problems you have identified. In this section of the paper, your use of sources will be very important as well. Integrate research to show the problems you identified will be solved by your new approach.
In the Conclusion section, review what your research shows in light of the previous approaches used. Do not tell the audience what steps to take next. However, do summarize what your research findings articulate.
In the References section, list the sources you cited in the paper in APA format. Please note that the lectures on white papers you have viewed, and examples of white papers you have read, may not have used APA, but this is the documentation style you will be required to use.
Identify and incorporate at least five (5) sources for your White Paper. At least one of them must have been acquired through UMUC Library OneSearch.
Primary sources will be very beneficial for the paper. For example, if your white paper is being written to advertise a new taxi service in your area, you might interview some local residents about the problems they have with the current transportation services, or conduct a survey. The information you gather could be compelling research to integrate into your White Paper.
Length of the White Paper
Your white paper should be 2000-3000 words in length. Again, you are required to use at least five sources, with at least one of them being acquired through UMUC Library OneSearch.
Your white paper should incorporate at least three graphics. Graphic can include tables, charts, graphs, or photographs that show some research findings, or are relevant to the paper topic.
At least two of the graphics must be original. Original graphics can include photos taken by you; tables, charts, or graphs developed by you; or screen captures showing a function on your computer (not a screen capture of an image off of the web).