Praemon

Analyst Portal

Praemon staff need to be in the know, so this page is designed specifically for you. You will be able to access Praemon documents, training slides, and general information  on this page, when they are available.

Contents:

  • Praemon Writing Guide
  • Praemon Submission Process
  • Praemon Citations
  • Sources
  • OODA Training Meeting Slides

Praemon Writing Guide

Contains:

  • Analysis writing information
  • Praemon’s writing format
  • How to submit your analyses, along with an example page
  • Style Guide
  • Online sources

Praemon Submission Process 

  1. Send your completed article (which includes the abstract, the whole article, full citations as shown in the Praemon Writing Guide, and images with captions and sources) to the Praemon email (byu.praemon@gmail.com) on a word document (.docx)
  2. Your article will then be sent to an editor who will then edit your article and send it back to you with the edits.
  3. You make the changes the editor suggested, then send the revised version (with the abstract, whole article, full citations as shown in the Praemon Writing Guide, and images with captions and sources) to the main praemon email.
  4. Your article will then be uploaded as both a PDF and a blog version of your article onto the Praemon website.

Instructions for Lead Analysts

  1. Once the final copy has been received, navigate to http://www.praemon.org/admin and login using your credentials
  2. Click the media menu option on the left hand panel. Upload the pdf of the article and the images that will go in the blog post to the media library.
  3. Create a new post and paste the article text, author, title, etc.; fix any formatting issues
  4. Add images where necessary (place source in caption)
  5. In the publishing panel on the right hand side assign the article to the analyst who wrote it (if they are not in the list email byu.praemon@gmail.com to request they be added).
  6. You should only need to check two boxes for categories (do not create any new categories)–one indicating the region the article pertains to (you may check multiple regions if countries from multiple regions are mentioned), and the other indicating the type of report (information report or analysis report).

Praemon Citations

There has been some confusion about how to properly do our citations. You should watch this video to see how to do it, but a quick reference guide is listed below. Please always follow these guidelines, which are also listed on pages 13 & 14 on the Praemon Writing Guide:

-Always submit your papers using footnotes. Although we will put them in as end notes on the PDF version of your article, it makes it easier to edit and publish.

You must use a full citation.

For a journal paper: 

Author’s First and Last Name. “Title of Article: Subtitle of Article.” Title of Journal Volume Number (Date of Publication ex: June 2013). Available at www.example.com/fake.pdf.

For a blog post:

Author’s First and Last Names. “Title of Article: Subtitle of Article.” Blog Name, entry posted June 1, 2013. Available at www.example.com/fake.

For an online news article:

Author’s First and Last Names. “Title of Article: Subtitle of Article.” Newspaper Name, June 1, 2013. Available at www.example.com/fake.

For a page on a website:

Website Name. “Title of the Page.” Available at www.example.com/fake.

-Since all of your sources will be online, they need to be in the formats listed above. If you have any other sources, say a book, follow Turabian (7th ed.). If you don’t konw how to cite a source, just submit the source URL and it will be taken care of it. [hr]

How to Quickly Compile Research Data

Sources

Analysts use a wide range of sources to form their conclusions. They should should not limit themselves to a small handful of sources, especially biased or opinion-heavy ones. See the appendix of the analyst handbook (above) for a list of sources you can use (but are not limited to).

OODA Training Meeting Slides (September 2013)

Here is a pdf of the slides of the training meeting we had on the importance of using the Praemon format for analysis writing.

Praemon Training Meeting Slides (March 2014)

Here is a pdf of the slides of the training meeting we had on the theory and application of analysis writing.

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