Presentation on theme: "The Problem- Solution Essay. Introductory Paragraph: * Choose any type of introduction. *Your thesis statement, by the way, should identify both problem."— Presentation transcript:
Introductory Paragraph: * Choose any type of introduction. *Your thesis statement, by the way, should identify both problem and the solution. For example: “Schools should require uniforms in order to minimize gang violence.”
Your thesis: 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’s used constructively.” 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.”
Body paragraph You have to write only TWO body paragraphs 1 st problem paragraph 2 nd Solution paragraph
Problem Paragraph: -Define the nature of the problem. -Establish its existence by explaining what has caused or led to the problem. -Explain the extent of the problem. -Explain its effects and why it is an issue that needs to be solved. -Finally, warn readers about future effects if no solution is offered. Apply prior experiences from other communities to this section. -Explain how others view the topic and the concerns of those people when it comes to trying to solve it. Address opposing arguments, and anticipate your audience’s questions and concerns.
Solution Paragraph: -You’ve addressed the problem, sure, but before anyone will accept your solution, you need to show you've taken the concerns of others to heart. To do so, you’ll need to establish criteria for a good solution that will appease everyone involved. -Propose a plan of action. Make sure it’s clear to your readers not only what you’d do but how you would do it. Clearly describe your solution so that your audience can imagine what it will be like. Address the potential arguments your opposition might have to your solution. Let your audience know why they would be satisfied with your approach.
Conclusion: Always conclude with a call to action Encourage your audience to accept your views and join the cause. Use projection: show your audience what your community will be like if they do or do not adopt your solution. Or ask them to take simple steps to bring about the change you desire. Help them continue the fight.
** Revision advice #1: Use visualization whenever possible.. Detailed descriptions evoke strong emotions and help your audience “see” the problem. You can do so with examples from your area or another area with the same problem, or you can create hypothetical scenarios that scare or encourage your audience. Make the problem and solution come alive.
** Revision advice #2: Make your audience care about your ideas. As you read over your paper, ask yourself, “Am I connecting with those people affected by the problem?” Address their needs and concerns. Show them why your ideas matter.
3 rd Assignment Write a problem-solution essay (No Less than 400 words)