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Writing Guidelines

Make sure your paper is well-researched, cites appropriate and current doctrine, and follows our submission guidelines (

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. Have a solid thesis or article premise.

  2. Draw the reader in with your lead or introduction. Make it interesting and relevant for your peers.

  3. Provide examples from personal experience.

The following links will help you shape your article into a solid argument:

The Lead


Thesis Statement