Texas Death Penalty
-Please use endnotes to cite your sources. A bibliography is not required, so sources used should be cited in
endnotes. The endnotes are NOT part of the 4-5 pages. Endnotes are placed at the end of the paper and
are linked by a number to the area in the paper where the content is used.
-Outline your report as follows:
1. Introduction (1/2 page) – state your issue and summarize the content of the report
2. Background – (1-1 ½ pages) describe your issue and its history. Why is the issue important? How has
government addressed the issue in the past?
3. Government – (1-1 ½ pages) How is government currently addressing the issue? (summarize your
government document – legislation, judicial decision, policy statement, etc.)
4. Opinion – (1-1 ½ pages) – Include at least two different opinions on the issue. You can also include your
own, but this should be in addition to the two opinions.