Guide to problem and solution essays



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A GUIDE TO PROBLEM AND SOLUTION ESSAYS

  • HOW TO ARGUE YOUR SOLUTION

WHAT’S A PROBLEM AND SOLUTION ESSAY ANYWAY?

  • If there’s a problem, there usually is a solution and even when there’s not a definite solution, there are people arguing over which solution is best.
  • Problem and solution assignments don’t have to be essays, they could be a geometric proof, a lab experiment or political science question in social science.

HOW DO I ORGANIZE THIS THING?

  • Before you get started on the essay, you need to organize your ideas in some sort of pre-write.
  • Use the following graph to organize your ideas.
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Put the problem you’ll be analyzing here
  • Put your thesis (main solution) here
  • Address arguments that oppose your solution as well as other solutions. Be sure to explain the importance of the information

SUCCESS WITH PROBLEM AND SOLUTION

  • Part of your task it to inform the reader of the problem that you are introducing.
  • The other part of your task is to persuade the reader to agree with your solution and or action.

PROBLEM/SOLUTION PRE-WRITE EXAMPLE

  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Rejection/
  • Conclusion
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Offer help to those who are addicted and create programs to prevent new addicts.

SO WHAT’S MY THESIS?

  • Your thesis may vary depending on your topic, audience and information.
  • Your thesis could argue for one main solution
  • Although many disagree, spanking is still a useful tool to use for discipline problems as long as it is used constructively.”
  • When using this format, your body paragraphs will all tie into and support your solution.
  • Your thesis could argue for the urgent need to solve the problem.
  • Even though several attempts have been made to eradicate drunk driving, people still ignore or deny the reality of drunk driving consequences.”
  • When using this type of thesis, your body paragraphs will support and tie into the importance of the problem.

WHAT WILL A PROBLEM/SOLUTION ESSAY LOOK LIKE?

  • Here is a sample essay from a student in an English class.

HOT TIPS

  • Make sure you do not act like a politician… meaning do not complain about a problem during your entire essay without creating a solution
  • If you do argue for a solution, be sure that you explain the solution thoroughly and realistically so the reader will be convinced

RUBRIC

  • The rubric will follow the same as all other essays presented in this class.

MLA

  • Do not forget to use MLA format.
  • 12 pt. Font
  • Times new Romans
  • Double spaced
  • Header
  • Don’t forget to remove spaces between paragraphs.


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