Introduction to Chapters 7-8 – Headings and Issue Statements/Questions Presented

Chapter 7 is about headings that guide your reader through the issues you objectively analyze or persuasively argue. Chapter 8 is about issues statements (for objective analysis) and questions presented (for persuasive argument), which frame the issues you write about. Both help your reader understand your analysis or argument. Both help writers, too, because when they identify and write headings, and issue statements or questions presented effectively, they learn to write succinctly about their issue, the law that governs the issue, the legally significant facts that the law is applied to, the conclusions they want their reader to adopt, and the reasons why their reader should adopt those conclusions.