In addition to your paper, you will submit a one-page summary sheet at the front of your paper. This will be your cover sheet, or executive summary, and it will look like the page attached at the end of this document. (The attached one is based loosely on facts, but not actually accurate. This model was for a foreign policy class some time ago. Yours may not be a policy-analysis case.)
If you were giving your research and analysis to the deputy assistant undersecretary, this may be all s/he would read, so make it good. What is the subject and why do I care? What are the bkgd/issues? What are the several considerations/caveats (this is part factual and part interpretive)? What are your finding(s), analysis, recommendation(s)?