This essay will build upon your previous writing assignment, the proposal letter. You wrote a letter to a decision-maker identifying a problem in your day-to-day life and proposing a solution. Now, for this assignment, you will revise and expand your letter to create an essay for a community newsletter.
Your essay will argue why the community should implement your solution to the problem. Prompt The key question you’ll answer is “Why should the community implement my solution to the problem?” Audience You’re answering the key question for a semi-formal community newsletter. Keep in mind the kinds of things your audience will understand already and what you’ll need to explain and/or describe in greater detail. Goals Your goals as a writer include: ●
Precise description of the problem. Address why the topic matters to your audience. Offer accurate and fair analysis of your chosen problem. Show that you understand the complexity of your topic. Include what other people have to say about the topic (and cite those sources). Include media (pictures, video, drawings, graphics, audio files) as appropriate for your rhetorical situation.
A clear and compelling solution to the problem. Include clear, thoughtful reasoning; avoid fallacies.
Include evidence that your solution will address the problem. Consider using anecdotal evidence to strengthen your claims. Include what other people say who have tried your solution if available (and cite those sources).
Acknowledgement of other possible solutions. Locate your argument in the context of relevant arguments and counterarguments. Address what other people are saying about your topic (and cite those sources).