This statement is a short concise declaration on a public policy topic (one to two pages). It does not include background information or discussion relative to the policy.
TOPIC: Healthcare Reform in the United States
PROBLEM STATEMENT : Is the problem statement concise and a reasonable public policy problem?
RATIONALE: Is the rationale behind the public policy problem reasonable and understood?
GRAMMAR: Does it utilize proper grammar and spelling of a graduate-level paper?
A quality statement will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.