Introduction: What is your thesis statement? The most important point is that you are stating a thesis/theory, or investigating a question. You are not simply describing. You are explaining some political phenomenon, utilizing observations and data, and producing a general conclusion or theory.
Review of the Literature: Summarize what others have written that are relevant to your people. What have been the major articles and books that prove your thesis statement? What have been their critical findings?
Analysis and Discussion: This section is the body of your paper. You are presenting your evidence and developing your argument. If appropriate, you analyze your data, and outline your evidence.
Conclusion: Summarize your major findings.
Bibliography: You MUST give credit to the authors that you cite in your paper. You should alphabetize your bibliography by author’s last name. Each citation should include author’s name(s), date of publication, title of publication, publisher, title of journal (if applicable), and page numbers (if applicable).