A proposal argument is a problem-solution essay in which you analyze a problem, analyze solution(s), and justify the solution(s).
If you had all the financial, political, and popular support imaginable, how would you transform Charlotte?
Your final writing assignment will be a Proposal Argument in which, having identified a community problem in Charlotte, you will make suggestions on how to deal with this problem based on your research. This will be a synthesis of the different argumentative methods you’ve employed throughout the semester.
Detailed statement of the Problem.
Statement of your proposed Solution(s) – why is there a need for this proposed Solution(s)?
Detailed demonstration of how your Solution(s) will solve the Problem – make the proposal sound feasible; to justify your Solution(s), provide enough reasons and evidence to support those reasons.
Examination of alternate or failed solutions
Objections -who might object to your Solution(s) and why – and your Rebuttal
Interviews, surveys, or original texts will be your primary source for those directly affected by your proposed Solution(s), those who support or challenge the policy you advocate
Secondary research, requiring at least 4 sources, will consist of academic analyses of your chosen subject and provide support or counter-arguments to your Solution(s)
Benefits of your Solution(s) – what are the advantages of your proposal?
2nd Draft Due: 12/6
Final Draft Due: 12/8
Length: 5 pages – typed, double-spaced, MLA formatted and cited, proofread
- Write a four-page argument paper (not including your Works Cited page) that focuses on proving your topic is a problem in Charlotte
- Use MLA citation
- Incorporate and properly cite a minimum of 5 sources – 2 of them MUST be new sources (not used in any of the previous writing assignments) and 2 MUST be from the library databases
- 2 block quotes allowed, no more than 5 lines long each