In February 2014, the IESG approved the use of an "essay style" shepherd writeup as an alternative to the "question-and-answer" style.
Depending upon the preferences of the shepherd and the responsible Area Director (AD), either writeup may be used. Shepherds should check with their ADs about choosing between the two.
The essay style writeup may be used for both working group documents and individual submissions.
Here are examples of how this version of the writeup may be filled out.
There are two Q&A style writeups: