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As you prepare to write your first draft, review the Sample Paper and Administrative Position Paper as guides and include the following:

  • Cover Page – APA format (Running Head: DESCRIPTOR, Page Number, Title, Author, University)
  • Problem Statement
  • Factors Bearing on the Problem
  • Discussion
  • References

Do not include a Conclusion or Action Recommended section.

Development of Your First Draft

You should also include all material in the first draft that relates to writing your paper. The Discussion Board should only include information that relates to the Factors. You are not permitted to include any information that is not identified as a problem. Avoid including any personal experiences, opinions, thoughts, or comments. All information in this area must be scholarly and must be referenced using an in-text citation.

All references must be annotated, so it is a good idea to keep up with your references as you proceed with this paper.