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3 White Paper Examples to Get You Started

If you’ve studied up on what a white paper actually is and white paper formats, you’re probably looking for some white paper examples to help you get the ball rolling.

Below are three white paper examples for the three major groups of white paper readers I identified in previous blogs. However, as you know, white papers are traditionally at least six pages long. That’s a lot to handle in a blog, and I didn’t want to bore you with a lot of useless verbiage anyway. So I’m just going to simply show you the basic layout for each type of paper. You are smart enough to fill in the rest.

White Paper Example #1: Governmental

Title Page


Governmental White Paper Title
For the office of Blah, Blah, Blah

White paper compiled by Morty Fizer
January 1, 2018

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction………………………………………………………….page 1
Section 1- Section 1 Title…………………………………….page 3
Section 2- Section 2 Title…………………………………….page 20
Section 3- Section 3 Title…………………………………….page 40
Conclusion…………………………………………………………….page 1,345,634

Body

An introductory paragraph that outlines the issue to be addressed.

The first part of the body which outlines the problem being addressed. The style should be in block format. Include graphs and tables as needed.

The second part of the body which outlines how your organization proposes to solve the problem.

A summary conclusion paragraph would go here.

Cite your sources at the end of the paper and give information on additional resources.

White Paper Example #2: Technical

Title Page

Technical White Paper Title

An executive summary paragraph of the issue with the product and the proposed solution can go toward the bottom.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction……………………………………………………….page 1
Piece 1- Piece 1 Title………………………………………….page 6
Piece 2- Piece 2 Title………………………………………….page 8
Piece 3- Piece 3 Title………………………………………….page 10
Conclusion………………………………………………………….page 16

Body

An introductory paragraph that outlines the issue to be addressed.

The first part of the body which outlines the problem with the product or software. The style should be in block format. Include graphs, tables, and pictures as needed.

The second part of the body which outlines how your organization proposes to solve the problem with the product or software.

A summary conclusion paragraph would go here.

Cite your sources at the end of the paper and give information on additional resources.

White Paper Example #3: Business

Title Page (colorful and eye-catching!)

Catchy Business White Paper Title

Company name and logo

Body

Start with an introductory paragraph that sets up the problem the paper is going to address. This should really grab the reader’s attention.

The first part of the body should give the background of the problem and outline the problem itself. Use lots of graphs, charts, and pictures to really punch it up. Photo of data in white paper examples-magoosh No need for formal block format. Be creative.

Chart in white paper examples-magoosh Follow the first part of the white paper with the solution to the problem addressed in the first part. Don’t be shy about using lots of graphics.

A conclusion paragraph (optional).

Cite additional resources and contact information.

 
Obviously, we only had room here to give you a few templates. If you want to see some actual white paper examples that have been used in any of these industries, there are plenty of links online so you can give some samples a quick once-over. This may be difficult, as white papers are so lengthy – but at least combing through some will give you an idea of what you can accomplish with a white paper. And of course, you can learn more with our Professional Writing lessons!

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