Defining a Problem/Proposing a Solution


Identify a problem, put forth plans of action, and seek to persuade readers to implement these plans write a proposal
that formulates a problem, considers the alternatives, and offers a solution directed to a particular individual or group- You will also rely on research in order
to make the proposal as detailed and plausible as possible-
Choosing the Topic for Your Proposal


Identify an existing situation in school, at work, or in your community that calls for attention
Choosing a problem with which you have a direct and local investment will help you to do the following:

outline a feasible and specific set of steps for implementation

consider the multiple groups or individuals who might be affected by your plan

identify and address potential resistance to your proposal

compose a realistic, reasonable, and thus persuasive proposal