Discussion Topic 1: Argumentative Reasearch Topic Proposal


Question Description

"Should High Schools Do More to Prepare You for Careers?

  1. Identify a contemporary social problem, which involves exploring two to three related topics of interest to you – again, these topics should be related to each other, even if the connection is distant/tenuous.
  2. Identify at least five sub-topics or related issues to your selected social problem.
    1. Define and describe each one.
  3. Provide at least eight research questions, designed to:
    1. Answer basic or fundamental questions about your selected social problem.
    2. Explain the context of the problem.
    3. Explain the connections between the sub-topics or issues related to the selected social problem.
    4. Provide novel solutions or suggest actions that may offer new insights into the problem.
  4. Draft a hypothesis--a preliminary thesis statement in which you establish:
    1. What you will be arguing--your argumentative stance. This can take a variety of forms--causal, definitional, evaluative, proposal, rebuttal, or a combination of two or more of these.
    2. How you plan to argue it--your process. This usually takes the form of a series of statements about the kinds of evidence and approach you plan to take in order to prove your position, stance, or thesis.
    3. Why it matters to anyone other than you--this is sometimes referred to the "exigency." It is a statement that indicates the greater social, political, moral, etc. significance of the topic.
  5. Locate two sources from from at least two of the six databases we studied in the previous weeks.
    1. Provide full MLA or APA citations for both.
    2. Attach them to this post as PDFs.
  6. Explain the reasons you are drawn to this social problem.
    1. This explanation should be compelling and detailed.

Tutor Answer

School: UCLA



High Schools and Career
Student’s Name
Institution’s Name




High Schools and Careers
Students should be prepared more for their careers while in high school. A vital function
of high schools is to make students ready to move successfully toward their jobs. It can get done
by providing curriculum opportunities to strengthen students' general abilities, to support
students' interests, and support them to make knowledgeable decisions concerning their desired
Students get engaged more in education and get highly motivated about their careers
when they understand themselves more and how they will live and work when they finish school.
Good quality career education and guidance is an essential part of shaping the students future.
Career education is essential for students not only in universities but also at the high
school level ("Preparing Students for Future Careers", 2019). Students acquire various skills,
such as financial management, employability skills, and entrepreneurial skills. Preparing students
for their careers also help reduce unemployment and improves the ability of students to make
informed decisions. Through career guidance, students can discover their strengths and, and
through it, they can identify their career paths.
The following are the skills and abilities students need in preparation for their careers;
Financial literacy skills are ...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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