Prepare a short multimedia presentation detailing the position you are advocating in your policy brief. If you use PowerPoint, this should be at least five content slides, plus a title slide and a slide listing sources. If you create a video, please keep it under five minutes, as this will make it easier for your classmates to access your file for commenting.
Your multimedia presentation should be posted both in the Assignment Folder and in the Multimedia Discussion Forum. Creativity counts, but accuracy and legibility are at least as important. See the rubric under Course Content for specific details on how these will be graded.
Stage 4: Policy Brief- due Week 8.
-First, read this helpful background paper that explains the nature of a policy brief and how to write one effectively. Please note, however, that this is an academic assignment. While the guidelines in the background paper suggest that most executives and policymakers prefer limited documentation, an academic assignment needs to be fully and accurately cited.
-Papers should include 6-8 pages of content (1750-2500 words). The title, abstract and reference pages do not count toward that total. Okay, so the final paper is 6-8 pages or 1750-2500 words. The first thing I would do is figure out in Word how many pages (for sure) is 2500 words. That document would be my model. Then I’d set it up based on the categories given in the “background paper” – noting also the categories in the Week 6 Executive Summary. The Executive Summary does this all in one page – but then the Week 8 policy brief expands on each of those categories. When you’re finished, the ES sits as the top page of the report, with the Week 8 full brief presented after.
-Papers should be double-spaced, with standard 1-inch margins and a standard 12 point font and there should be no additional spacing between paragraphs. Avoid excessive subheadings.
-You may use either APA or Chicago Turabian, as long as you use parenthetical citation (author year, page #), rather than footnotes. See the sections below for information on source selection, and proper use of materials.