Your Name Grey Matters Article Proposal Sample Outline TOPIC: How to write a Grey Matters Article INTRODUCTION Bring readers in with first sentence—explain what Grey Matters is and what people can gain from writing an article Transition to consider the challenges with writing an article—balancing a thorough explanation of scientific concepts and making it accessible for a layperson Reference 1: Selby & Bosma-Moody, 2015. Research that shows that these aspects are the most challenging pieces when writing a Grey Matters article. Conclude by noting the major solutions to these challenges—how to understand research, properly include supporting evidence, writing clearly, and organizing the article in a thoughtful manner. FIRST SECTION: Collecting Research The first step to writing an article is identifying a topic/angle for the article Once you’ve identified a topic, you need to collect sufficient studies/evidence for the argument you plan to make Reference 2: Jones, 2012. Explain study about authors who write first then find citations—use to show that you should collect your research before beginning your article Great places to check are PubMed, Google Scholar, PsycInfo, the UW Libraries general search, and other scholarly searches STAY AWAY FROM non-peer reviewed sources if AT ALL possible Keep your resources well-organized—include all sources and how you plan to use them in an outline (like this!). Think about summarizing studies in a paragraph or two at the bottom of your outline so you can jog your memory about each study when citing. A final note: don’t stop collecting research after you start writing. You will inevitably need to collect more research/evidence as you develop your paper—don’t be lazy! Reference 3, 4: Smith, 2009 and Doe, 2011. Both studies show that you should definitely have quite a few resources at this point in your outline. Use Smith to show that you need to sufficiently back up each argument you make, and Doe to show that sufficiently explaining each piece of research you cite makes your article much stronger. SECOND SECTION: Clarifying your Writing ETC: At this point you should get the idea of an outline. Clearly lay out exactly what you plan to talk about and how you plan to use each resource you cite. Please number citations at the bottom of your outline in full APA format.