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<p><strong> (will gladly provide a bonus)</strong></p><p>Problem-Solution Essay Assignment ? Explain, define, and support a problem that affects a large group of people. ? In a debatable thesis claim, propose a specific solution to the problem. ? The intended audience is the group who can implement the suggested solution. ? Persuade your audience to implement the proposed solution by explaining your reasoning and your specific, documented evidence from research. ? Explain at least one other reasonable solution and give reasons why the debatable thesis claim solution is more efficient and effective than other solutions. 1. Open with an attention grabbing episode—a short narrative or story that illustrates the problem/solution thesis. (Brief) 2. Clearly state and define the problem. Provide some evidence that the problem exists. (Perhaps 10%-20% of the essay.) 3. Make the THESIS and CLAIM clear in the essay introduction by clearly stating the preferred solution and the main REASONS in the essay WHY the solution is preferred. Also, the introduction should include an essay map. This is a part of the introduction that provides a brief overview of the rest of the essay including a brief statement of any alternate claims that will be discussed. (Brief) 4. Explain at least one opposing alternate solution that is widely supported. Explain them in such a way that the reader knows you understand other solutions—other points of view. That is, be reasonable and courteous. Use REASONS and EVIDENCE. (Perhaps 10%-20% of the essay.) 5. Explain your proposed solution in a convincing, academic argument that draws on documented research sources to provide evidence in support of the solution. Organize your argument by REASONS WHY. Use EVIDENCE. Your argument—your convincing reasoning—is the key to a fine essay. Be knowledgeable. Provide persuasive amounts of supporting evidence gleaned from verifiable research sources. (At least 50% of the essay.) 6. Close your essay with some statement of the significance of the claim and major points for the reader. What is the point that the reader should remember?</p><p><strong>Research Requirements--</strong>The essay must:</p><p>?    <strong>Use at least eight -8- documented sources</strong>.  (Dictionaries and Wikipedia can be used, but can't be counted as part of the 8 sources.)</p><p>?    <strong>Use three scholarly articles from the Academic Search Complete database</strong> </p><p>?    <strong>Use two popular (not scholarly) sources from the Academic Search Complete databases </strong>in </p><p>These requirements mean that <strong><em>five of the eight required sources</em></strong> must come from the Academic Search Complete database.  If this is a problem for your topic, let me know and we might develop a compromise.  Without an extended conversation with me and permission from me, your professor, this will rule will apply.  Not having at least five sources documented in the Academic Search Complete database will greatly reduce the final grade and might cause the essay to have a failing grade. </p><p>?    All eight of the articles can come from Academic Search Complete, if you wish.  </p><p>?    Substantial use of research sources is required.  Minor points and/or one quotation are NOT substantial uses.  Instead, a thorough discussion of at least one major point is needed. </p><p><strong>Using and Evaluating Sources-Finding Reliable, Credible Information</strong><strong>:  </strong></p><p>Your task is to evaluate all sources to make sure you are providing credible information instead of unreliable or false information.  If you use unreliable information in your essay, it degrades your argument and discredits your knowledge-it is not persuasive and, thus, lowers your grade.  </p><p>Search engines, such as Google, give you links to both reliable and unreliable sources.  Information on evaluating Web sources to decide whether or not the sources are reliable is on pp. 226-34 in <em>A Writer's Resource-A Handbook</em>.</p><p><strong>1.  Audience and Purpose:</strong>  </p><ul class="unIndentedList"><li>The audience must be a specific group or person that can implement the solution you are suggesting. The purpose of the essay is to convince this specific group or person that your proposed solution is the best solution of many possible solutions. The reasoning in the essay must be appropriate for this Intended Audience.</li><li>On the bottom half of your title page, write a 50 word description of the Intended Audience and what their interests and needs are that will be addressed in the essay. (See pp. 46-7 in <em>Research and Writing</em> textbook.) </li></ul><p><strong>2.   The Title Page</strong>: </p><p><strong>3.  Introduction:  </strong></p><p>Interest the Intended Audience by giving some context for the problem and solution that connects with the reader's knowledge and responsibilities. </p><ul class="unIndentedList"><li>Make the debatable thesis claim clear in the essay introduction by clearly stating a debatable solution.</li><li>Include an essay map which is a few sentences that serve as a map of the content of the essay. This is a part of the introduction that provides a brief overview of the rest of the essay including a brief statement of the main REASONS in the essay WHY the solution is preferred AND any alternate claims that will be discussed. </li></ul><p><strong>4.  Define the Problem:  </strong>Early in the essay, the writer must define the problem and provide evidence that it is a problem.  The essay must state a clear problem that reasonable, learned people would agree is a problem. This can only be 10% of the essay. </p><p><strong>5.  Debatable Claim:</strong>  The essay must propose one solution to the problem as the thesis claim.  The claim that this solution is the best solution must be a debatable claim.</p><ul class="unIndentedList"><li>A claim is debatable when the writer can provide REASONS WHY and supporting EVIDENCE from documented sources that the point of view in the claim <strong>is</strong> <u>the most effective and efficient solution.</u></li><li>A claim is debatable when it is possible for reasonable, knowledgeable people to provide supporting EVIDENCE using documented sources to argue that the thesis solution in the debatable claim <strong><u>is not </u></strong>the most effective and efficient solution <u>while another solution</u> is the most effective and efficient one.</li></ul><p><strong>6.  Opposing Viewpoints:  </strong>One essential element of proving your proposed solution is the best possible one is to explain alternate solutions and courteously explain why your proposed solution is superior or more effective.  Unless you demonstrate an understanding of all solutions, your argument is not very persuasive.  Think about a teenager trying to persuade her parents to let her drive the family car to her job-she will have to explain why other possible solutions, such as walking or riding a bicycle, are not as good a solution as driving the car.  This can only be about 20% of the essay. </p><p><strong>7.</strong>  <strong>Reasons and Evidence:  </strong>Provides <strong><em>strong explanations of your reasoning</em></strong> about why your proposed solution is superior or more effective.  This must be at least 50% of the essay. </p><ul class="unIndentedList"><li>This argument must be organized by the REASONS WHY the thesis solution is the most effective one. </li><li>Your REASONS WHY must be explained and supported by specific, documented discussions of factual material from research sources that support your reasoning. </li><li>Few direct quotations should be used. Any direct quotations should be short. Each quotation must be enclosed in parenthesis and accurately documented by APA citations. </li><li>Instead of long quotations or multiple quotations, use summaries and paraphrases of information with in-text citations. </li><li>The sources must be used extensively through paraphrase and summary and in-text citations to provide researched support for your debatable claim and your reasoning. </li><li>The essay must make substantial use of the sources or the essay grade is greatly reduced or is a failing grade. </li><li>Accurate APA in-text citations must be provided for all specific information from research sources. </li></ul><p><strong>8.  Eight Research Sources Total Including Three Scholarly Sources </strong></p><ul class="unIndentedList"><li><strong>Five of the eight substantial sources must come from Academic Search Complete</strong> or the grade is greatly reduced or is a failing grade. </li><li>The <strong>three scholarly sources</strong> must come from Academic Search Complete. See <em>Keys for Writers</em> pp. 119-20 for information on scholarly sources. </li><li>Two of the substantial sources that are not scholarly sources must also come from the Academic Search Complete database<strong>. </strong></li><li>Because Wikipedia, encyclopedia articles, and dictionaries are not substantial sources for academics, they can not count as part of the eight research sources. You may use more than eight sources, which means you can use Wikipedia, encyclopedia articles, and dictionaries sparingly in addition to your eight substantial sources. </li><li><strong>Sources must be current</strong>: The essay is not persuasive if the information is out-of-date; thus, the grade is reduced. Much information from research is regularly displaced by more current information. For instance, changes in the population will change most statistics and spending patterns, which changes many of the things that are being discussed in some essays. <em>Usually current means sources from the last two years</em>-depending on the kind of information it might extend back to four years. If you want to use a source that is more than two years old, you need to send the professor an email explaining why the source is still credible. I will let you know if it is still a credible source. </li><li><strong>Paraphrase or summary: </strong>Information from research is integrated into the writer's essay by paraphrasing or summarizing the source. The information is written in the writer's own words, without any kind of plagiarism. Inaccurate summaries and paraphrases reduce the essay's grade. </li><li><strong>Quotations </strong>are to be used only when the words are powerfully irreplaceable. Avoid long quotations-you are writing the essay without using big chunks of other people's sentences. Any quotations must be well-integrated and accurately punctuated. </li></ul><p>If your essay isn't long enough, find and use another source.  Don't use material that is <u>vague or repetitive or irrelevant</u>.  Not meeting the length requirement reduces the grade.</p><ul class="unIndentedList"><li><strong>Format: APA, 10 pages and no less than 2100 words, does not include title page & reference</strong></li></ul>
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Expert:  RopTeam replied 3 years ago.

Hi there starting research...

tonee

Looking forward to working with you, have a pleasant day o/

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX a great day!
Expert:  RopTeam replied 3 years ago.

H Kathleen

Can you repost this in a clearer format? It is very difficult to understand all the requirements?


What is the academic database? Can I use a different one?

 

Looks like the request is for a 10 page essay on a problem, solution and alternatives..

 

I am thinking about the pandemic of obesity in America and around the world being the problem...

 

Demanding that fast food changes properly label foods and provide healthy alternatives.

 

thank you,

tonee

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

 

The database is EBSCOhost, and it is the one that we are suppose to use. I can go into EBSCOhost and pull out articles pertaining to pandemic of obesity in America and around the world being the problem, and Demanding that fast food changes properly label foods and provide healthy alternatives. I have to go into the database through the school website. What do you think? I'll go and start pulling out articles. Thanks!

Expert:  RopTeam replied 3 years ago.

Hi Kathleen, the topic directly is do soft drinks contribute to obesity in Americans...

Specifically fructose in the sodas and other beverages. Any articles pertaining to this would be great. About 6 pages are done..

tm

Expert:  RopTeam replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Tonee,

 

I got it, and thank you so much. If I have any issues I'll let you know.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Tonee,

 

I hate to bother you, but could you please help me out with this?

 

 

This essay discusses a possible cause of obesity and so does not meet the grading requirements of the assignment. First of all, this is not a cause-effect essay; it is a problem-solution essay. In the Week 4 E Text on suggested topics, you were warned that obesity doesn't work for a Problem-Solution Essay. It doesn't work here. There is no solution. Some of the material in this essay might be appropriate in an essay that argues that taxing or banning HFCS is a solution to multiple health problems. In that essay HFCS would be the problem and taxing HCFS drinks might be the solution. That would be a solution essay, but this draft is not a Problem-Solution Essay

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hey Tonee,

 

I sent you a message about my essay. I hope you could help me. Thanks!

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hey Tonee,

 

Could you please help me? This the respond I got about my essay:

 

This essay discusses a possible cause of obesity and so does not meet the grading requirements of the assignment. First of all, this is not a cause-effect essay; it is a problem-solution essay. In the Week 4 E Text on suggested topics, you were warned that obesity doesn't work for a Problem-Solution Essay. It doesn't work here. There is no solution. Some of the material in this essay might be appropriate in an essay that argues that taxing or banning HFCS is a solution to multiple health problems. In that essay HFCS would be the problem and taxing HCFS drinks might be the solution. That would be a solution essay, but this draft is not a Problem-Solution Essay

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hey Tonee,

 

Could you please help me? This the respond I got about my essay:

 

This essay discusses a possible cause of obesity and so does not meet the grading requirements of the assignment. First of all, this is not a cause-effect essay; it is a problem-solution essay. In the Week 4 E Text on suggested topics, you were warned that obesity doesn't work for a Problem-Solution Essay. It doesn't work here. There is no solution. Some of the material in this essay might be appropriate in an essay that argues that taxing or banning HFCS is a solution to multiple health problems. In that essay HFCS would be the problem and taxing HCFS drinks might be the solution. That would be a solution essay, but this draft is not a Problem-Solution Essay

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