Write a 5 page (1400 word) essay using your research to propose a solution to a social issue local concern political stance community institution people in your communityor some topic of your own devising. Make an effort to be creative and original in your approach.
Key Features for Essay:
1. An introduction that gives the needed background information about the topic and appeals to your audience.
2. A thesis statement that takes a clear position on the significant relevant issues you identified.
3. Clear reasons and sufficient evidence to support the claim in your thesis. This evidence can come from personal experience your oral history the articles you researched and/or library/internet research. It is best to have a mix of different types of evidence.
4. At least two library sources (most likely from Proquest or EBSCO but possibly alternative sources such as online archives or documentary films or interviews).
5. At least one peer reviewed scholarly article.
6. Appropriate organization and paragraphing including use of clear topic sentences. The paragraphs should be in a logical order and use of transitions to show links between ideas.
7. A conclusion that provides closure to the essay and considers the implications of the events or persons impact of the future.
8. Consistent correct use of MLA style (check heading margins title line spacing page numbering Works Cited Page and parenthetical note(s).
9. Observance of the conventions of standard written English
Proposal Essay Outline
I. Introduction: Generate reader interest and concern; provide relevant background information (history special concerns specific problems that need to be addressed or which have plagued LA for a long time and which your proposal addresses; provide a brief overview of your entire proposal; state thesis (what you are proposing and why)
II. Provide background information about the problem you seek to solve and specifically identify those whom the problem impacts and whom the solution will benefit: Describe who lives in the community (residents business owners tourists employees government officials police customers homeless people) and how they are affected by the problem
III. Define in detail the problem that your project addresses using cause-effect reasoning: Provide the relevant background information of the problem that your project seeks to solve. Focusing on the problems that it hasespecially those that your project will seek to solve. As much as possible use cause-effect reasoning (explain the causes that lead to the problem you are trying to solve and show the effects of the problem).
IV. Describe your solution: Describe in as much detail as necessary what you are proposing explaining how it will address the causes (above) and change the effects (above). Be specific and detailed. Your reader should be able to visualize your solution.
V. Explain the benefits of your proposal: Show how your proposal will meet the standards and concerns of those affectedidentified in section II (above)and solve the problem described in section III and why it is the best plan. Argue convincingly in favor of your proposal. Again use cause-effect reasoning: what will the effect of your solution be?
VI. Acknowledge drawbacks costs or other objections to your proposal and refute them: Explain to those who might disagree with your proposal why your project/ solution will be effective and respond to potential objections. Acknowledge the potential objections by all/any of those affected by the project (such as residents business owners employees tourists government officials police homeless people) might haveor the problem that your project addresses. Who lives in the area and what might their concerns or objections be? Respond to them here.
VII. Counterargument to alternative solutions: Identify two or more likely solutions that your readers might prefersolutions different from your ownand explain why you rejected them in favor of your own proposal.
VIII. Conclusion: Describe an implementation plan or issue a call to action urging your readers to support your project. Re-emphasize the importance of solving the problem. You can also acknowledge that while your proposal may not solve the problem 100% it still can reduce the impact of the problem and therefore be beneficial.