Part 2 – Detailed outline: once your bill (part 1) you will continue doing research on the bill, including researching various types of external sources. This detailed outline will help you organized your research, your analysis, and help you with your final policy analysis.
You will create a detailed outline for your bill analysis paper in APA format and style. Create a detailed, full-sentence outline using the following or similar alphanumeric system to help organize your paper and your analysis (example below). As you develop the final version of the paper, usually a fleshed out version of a well-prepared detailed outline, use the APA header system and eliminated the alphanumeric system used for this assignment. A full sentence outline needs to be accompanied with an APA reference section. Include in-text citations and reference entries using APA guidelines. You may have a few points with missing sources, or a point where you are still analyzing the sources. This is fine, but make note of it.
The outline includes the following sections (details on what to include or questions to answer can be found in the final bill analysis paper instructions accessible through Moodle).
Abstract if you hare far enough into your analysis discuss the specific of what is included in the final paper. Some sections of the abstract will likely be general at this stage. This should be one of the last sections you prepare.
Introduction to the health problem. Remember there is no Introduction header in APA. Prepare this section once you have completed sections 3-6
Cause and severity of the health problem
Overview of the bill and stakeholders
Promoters review the bill analysis files, contact the author(s) of the bill, check out local news sources (I suggest ProQuest Newsstand database with appropriate filters). Perform Internet searches on groups listed or mentioned in the files, websites, and articles reviewed above.
Opposing groups review the bill analysis files, contact the author(s) of the bill, check out local news sources (I suggest ProQuest Newsstand database with appropriate filters). Perform Internet searches on groups listed or mentioned in the files, websites, and articles reviewed above.
Recommendations and final analysis
Conclusion summarize your analysis. This should be one of the last sections you prepare.
Reference section. If you entries that are not integrated in the outline yet, please include the value of the reference to your bill analysis right below the entry.
Detailed, full sentence outline example:
I. Introduction: Man-made pollution is the primary cause of global warming
A. Greenhouse gas emissions are widely identified by the scientific community to be harmful.
1. The burning of coal and fossil fuels are the primary releasers of hazardous greenhouse gases (author, year).