For this essay, you will be writing a proposal/solution essay.
A Proposal/solution argument is designed to persuade readers to take action against a given problem in a particular way.
For more information about proposal/solution essays, consult chapters 15 and 16 in your textbook and/or our lecture notes.
Your proposal must accomplish the following:
- Identify a problem, and persuade your reader that the problem a) is genuine and b) requires a solution.
- Suggest a proposal that will help alleviate or correct the problem.
- Justify your solution and demonstrate why it is better than alternatives.
It also must:
- Be at least 1,500 words (approximately 6-7 pages)
- Contain AT LEAST four reputable outside sources, with both properly formatted in-text citations and a work cited page (I WILL NOT grade papers that do not have both, and you WILL NOT have an opportunity to revise!).
- At least ONE of your sources must come from an academic database. These are available at the college library’s website at http://salemcc.edu/library/journal-articles
- Good databases to use: Academic Search Premier, Encyclopedia Britannica, Newspaper Source Plus, Points of View, Proquest (multiple disciplines)