Writing Assignment #5
White Paper for an External Audience
Summary of the Assignment:
Task: In this paper, you will write a document that provides information that an external
audience can use to inform a decision.
We have read various white papers in the class this semester. White papers can be any
one of the following types:
o technical papers
o business benefit papers
o advocacy papers
o hybrid technical/business papers
The CANRIGHT document that is provided in the class in LEO describes all four of
these types of white papers.
Length: 1300-1600 words
Graphics: at least three graphics, one of which has to be original
Format in Citing and Listing Sources: APA
Number and Sources: at least five sources, at least one of which has to be obtained
Brief Description of the White Paper:
In preparing for this assignment, you will want to review the following video:
White Papers: An Introduction to the Genre and Its Expectations, from the Purdue OWL
You may take any of the following approaches:
a general white paper to an external audience written to individuals in a particular
industry or field of study, but not an organization you are a part of. The white paper
could address a problem you are attempting to solve in the organization or to inform an
external audience about a relevant trend.
a white paper promoting a new product or service to potential customers. This is an
example of a white paper to an external audience, but it features different rhetorical
considerations than the typical white paper written to an external audience does.
Both options are discussed in the Purdue OWL video mentioned above.
Please note: You will not be writing a white paper to your boss or to superiors in the
company for which you work.
That type of paper would be an internal white paper. If you take WRTG 394, you can
write that type of paper. For WRTG 393, we ask for a white paper to an external audience.
Strategies to Consider for the White Paper:
Please follow these guidelines:
have a focused topic. Please see the from previous students for
examples of how previous topics have been developed for this paper.
write to a reasonably focused and identified audience
o A white paper to an external audience can have a fairly broad audience, but the
paper should focus on a particular problem that the audience is experiencing.
For example, you could write a white paper on better ways of training employees
to detect phishing scams. The audience would be a broad range of managers and
IT professionals. However, the problem they all share would be clear: Phishing
emails have become a problem for cybersecurity in many companies.
You could write a white paper on better ways of teaching English grammar online
to high school students. The audience would be a broad range of English
instructors and principals of high schools, perhaps parents of high school students
as well. However, the problem they all share would be clear: Current approaches
to teaching grammar to high school students in an online format are not working
as they should.
integrate thorough research
inform the audience of a possible solution or solutions to the problem. The Purdue OWL
video mentions this principle. This is one reason the video refers to the white paper as a
backgrounder report. It provides information that a decision-maker can use to inform a
step of action.
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How to Organize the White Paper:
Please include the following sections in your white paper:
In the Executive Summary, summarize your research and your purpose. The executive
summary should be a stand-alone document. It should be written in such a way that a busy
executive could read the executive summary and know exactly what the paper is about without
reading the rest of the paper.
In the Introduction, you lay some groundwork for your readers for the details that will be
introduced in the white paper. At a minimum, you need to define key terms in this section. You
might also share an anecdote or illustration to describe why this topic is important.
In the , you will describe the approaches or strategies that are
currently used for the issue. For example, if you are writing a white paper about a new way to
train employees on how to detect and ward off phishing scams, you would review what training
procedures are being conducted now by most companies to help them detect and ward off
phishing scams. You could show the challenges or problems that the current training features.
You might show that employees are still falling prey to phishing scams despite this training, or
that employees find the training uninspiring, boring, and routine.
In this section of the white paper, your use of sources will be very important. You should
integrate research to show that the problems you have identified exist. For example, in the
situation described above, you would need sources to give evidence that employees find training
In the , you will describe a new approach to addressing the problem you
For example, if you are writing a white paper about a new way to train employees on how to
detect and ward off phishing scams, you would show why a new approach to training employees
on phishing scams would be more effective than the current approaches. Perhaps the current
approaches are boring online tutorials, and you are proposing exciting onsite training sessions
complete with scenarios, role-playing, and group work.
You would want to integrate research to show that your new approaches might be superior. For
example, you might cite a study that indicates that online tutorials are boring and that employees
want more interaction. The more research, the more persuasive your argument will be.
In the Conclusion section, you briefly review what the problem is, how the research shows that
is is a problem, and what the potential new approach is.
In the References, you will list your sources that you cited in the paper. You will list them in
APA format. Please note that the lectures on white papers that you have viewed and examples of
white papers you may have read may not have used APA format. You will be using APA format
in this assignment.
You are required to have at least five sources for your paper. In addition, at least one of them is
to have been acquired through UMGC Library OneSearch.
Length of the Paper:
Your white paper should be 1300-1600 words in length. Again, you are required to use at least
five sources, with at least one of them being acquired through UMGC Library OneSearch.
Your white paper should incorporate at least three graphics. Graphics can include tables, charts,
or graphs showing some research findings. They can also be pull quotes that draw readers
attention to an argument.
For example, using the situation described previously, you could integrate the following:
a table that illustrates what percentage of companies use online tutorials to train their
employees on phishing attacks
a graph that shows how training on phishing has increased while successful phishing
attacks have also increased, thus demonstrating the ineffectiveness of the training.
a pull quote that highlights a point made by one of your sources on the ineffectiveness of
current training methods
To see examples of graphics used in white papers, see the Purdue OWL video, White Papers:
An Introduction to the Genre and Its Expectations,” at the 3:27 mark, at the 5:29 mark, at the
6:58 mark, at the 7:01 mark, at the 7:11 mark, at the 7:43 mark, and at the 7:58 mark.
Your instructor will notify you of the due date. You will write a first draft, your instructor will
comment on the first draft, and you will submit a second draft using the comments as your guide.
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