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Briefing papers

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"How to" write a briefing paper for a class assignment.

"How to" write a briefing paper for a class assignment.

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  • 1. How to write a briefing paper and impress your manager!
  • 2. What is a briefing paper?
      • A summary of facts about an issue and often includes a suggested course of action. 
      • A precise statement or set of instructions intended to inform another individual.
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  • 3. Characteristics of a briefing paper
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      • they are short and succinct. 
      • usually written in outline format, 
      • will seldom exceed two pages in length.
  • 4. Uses of a briefing paper
      • a summary of an issue, 
      • explain a situation that needs correcting, 
      • identify any financial implications, 
      • and recommend a course of action including arguments for and against the suggested action.
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  • 5. Components of a typical briefing paper:
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      • Name
      • Date
      • Subject
      • Background
      • Analysis
      • Cautionary Notes
      • Contact
  • 6. Components explained
    • Name • a note to identify who the briefing paper is intended for Date • the date of preparation of the briefing paper
    • Subject • the topic or issue of the briefing paper
  • 7. More components
    • Background • provides a summary of past and/or current events that provide a context for the topic or issue, including any policies or past practices
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  • 8. Even more components
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    • Analysis • identify significant aspects of the topic or issue • identify the options or courses of action that should be considered, including details about the advantages and disadvantages of each • identify actions currently taken or recommended to address the issue
  • 9. Last components
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    • Cautionary Notes • identify any sensitive aspects of the topic or issue that may affect a person or an organization in a negative way Contact • the name and contact information of the writer of the briefing paper
  • 10. Sample briefing papers
    • http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/publications/briefing_papers

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