Papers should be AT minimum12 substantive pages in length (18 for graduate students) EXCLUDINGcover page, abstract and works cited. Papers should be double-spaced, 12pt fontand traditional margins.This means, you MUST have a cover page, abstract and works cited. Guidelines for TopicThe student shall have broad discretion in choosing a topic to PERSUASIVELY, orANALYTICALLY write about. Persuasive writingis also known as an argument essay. Itutilizes, evidence, logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another idea. It attempts topersuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action. The topic should be health care related;however,this can be interpreted on many fronts. It can be based upon a health care law, policy, regulation, guideline, protocol etc. It does not have tonecessarily be a controversial topic, however, there must be some controversy surrounding the argument.To further explain thisyou cannotpersuade a topic that is already settled law. Alternatively, you may choose to write an analysis about a specific health care policy or policies in action. This ANALYTICALpapershould break down an issue or idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience. In essence, if you are demonstrating a problem, you must provide a solution.You may find that when you are writing your paper, that it may become a hybrid persuasive/analytical framework, this is fine.


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