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Problem/Solution Essay

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Hillary Fong

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-is a kind of argument essay
The End! :)
Hillary Fong
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 20
Problem/Solution Essay
Thesis Statement
-Identify the problem
-Why is this a problem?
-Who should be concerned?

Problem Paragraph(s)
-Explain the problem clearly and specifically.
-Explain how this affects the people

Solution Paragraph(s)
-Suggest a concrete solution to the problem
-Explain why this is the best solution.
-It can be an advice or series of steps

-Summarize the importance of the problem and the value of your solution.
~In thesis statement, the writer states or summarizes his/her solutions in one sentence.
~The thesis statement in an argumentative essay is usually the claim or stand about the topic.
~it has to be narrow
~must be debatable
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How can we help homeless people in our community?
How can we prevent people from dropping out of high school?
What is the best way to prevent teen pregnancy?
How can kids be best convinced not to experiment with drugs?
What is the best solution to preventing deaths from drunk driving?
How can teenagers be convinced to drive more safely?
What can be done to prevent divorce?
How can kids whose parents have been divorced be helped to do well in school, have good relationships and successful lives and marriages?
What can be done to eliminate or prevent racism?
What is the best way to help people who are victims of family violence?
How can we change welfare to help people escape generational poverty?
How can we deal with the problem of illegal immigration?
-usually proposes the solution to the problem
List of topics
Problem/Solution Essay
-discusses different aspects of a problem then presents one or more solutions
1. Find Your Problem Solution Essay Topic
2. Researching the Problem and Possible Solutions
3. Identifying the Causes of the Problem
4. Identifying an Audience for Your Problem Solution Essay
5. Finding a Solution to the Problem
6. Making an Essay Outline

-At least 25 percent of the federal budget should be spent on limiting pollution.
-America's anti-pollution efforts should focus on privately owned cars.
-Pollution is bad for the environment.
-Drug use is detrimental to society.
-Illegal drug use is detrimental because it encourages gang violence.
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