Your paper should be 10 – 15 pages. Here are some general guidelines.
Please use the Bluebook citation format to list your references. Information on this format can be found in the Resources or at this link
1. Write an introduction, which clearly identifies the topic of your report and the issues, which you seek to illuminate. The introduction should include the thesis or basis of your report, and a very preliminary overview of the evidence you will use to support it. Finally, the introduction should include a statement that identifies what your paper contributes to our understanding of Homeland Security(in other words, why is the topic of your report important?).
2. The body of your report should be dedicated to support your thesis with claims gleaned from your research (into what others have written on the topic; data that you have gathered), readings from the course text, discussion boards, and/or case law, interviews, law review articles. Please cite your references at the end of your report. Please include at least 3 references to support the thesis of your paper.
3. Conclude your report by recapitulating your thesis and explaining in greater detail the significance of your findings. If you would like, include in your conclusion some questions or claims about the topic and/or specific which you’ve written. If you believe more research needs to be done on your topic, be specific about what kind of research and how you think it ought to be done.
Recommend that you proof-read your paper several times to ensure that you have no spelling, grammar or punctuation errors and to ensure that your paper flows well and is organized.