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Issue Statements for Memos and Briefs

This lesson introduces a modern approach to writing issue statements for traditional memos and briefs. The lesson steers users away from single-sentence issue statements. It bases much of its approach on the syllogism.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Define the purpose of an issue statement (also called a question presented).
  2. State the two parts of an issue statement.
  3. Explain the use of a syllogism in an issue statement.
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