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sugernflaxen | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 7, 2011 at 9:06 PM via web

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proposing a solution essay pick problem,why it’s a problem, propose a solution to problem, address potential objections evaluate possible solutions.HELP?

I have never written an essay like this and i chose social netoworking....i chose

Facebook is a threat to our society as it can have negative impacts on our relationships, compromise our safety and minimize our privacy.

I don't know the outline of the essay. How are the 5 or more body paragraphs organized (transition words, topics, etc)?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM (Answer #2)

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Writing papers can be frustrating, but you are well on your way. You have a great thesis: "Facebook is a threat to our society as it can have negative impacts on our relationships, compromise our safety and minimize our privacy."

You also have your supporting point, which I think are great. So, in the first paragraph, write you thesis down. You can even do something simple as writing, "This paper will argue that Facebook is a threat to our society in many ways." After this you would write your supporting point. This is your roadmap.

The next three paragraphs will be devoted to your supporting points, namely that Facebook impacts our relationship negatively, compromises our safety, and minimizes our privacy. Each of these body paragraphs will, then, have to be developed more. You can give examples of each negative impact. That would be a great place to start.

Finally, the last paragraph will be your conclusion. Summarize your findings. Best of luck.

 

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sugernflaxen | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM (Answer #3)

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Thanks for your advice that is way too simple.....My teacher is insane and DEMANDS way more. I feel like my question wasn't answered.

 

No we have to choose a problem define why its a problem purpose a feasible solution to that problem, adress potential objections the readers may have and evaluate other possible solutions.

Convince the reader that what you have identified as a problem in need of a solution actually is a problem (in my case it's 3, DON'T KNOW HOW THE HECK TO ORGANIZE) 2, propose solution (uh) Anticipate other solutions your reader may be thinking and explain why yours is better, OH yeah.... I have to explain a possible solution is to do nothing about the problem so I have to explain why is it harmful to not do anything about the problem.

I have No idea how to transition or organize this 8 pg paper...

My friend high on sleep said to possibly follow this? Makes no sense

After intro

do 3 body paragraphs, 1 on how it affects relationships, 2nd P on safety and 3rd P on privacy. How should I organize those? Should I include stories and interviews.....

Since I have 3 topics how do I propose solutions, ADD 3 more seperate paragraphs?  Uhm because I also have to include an argument, my solution and other possible solutions for all 3. WHAT IS MY STRUCTURE? can someone please help me structure my essay?

Also a conclusion....and where do I prove my solution is the best? My teacher is obsessed with impecable structure and fluid transition words. Please help!

 

 

 

 

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 27, 2011 at 5:51 AM (Answer #4)

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It's a little hard to understand the assignment as you have described it.  Is there any way for you to copy-and-paste the assignment here so that we can know exactly what your teacher expects?  Then we will be in a better position to give you suggestions that may be helpful to you.  Good luck!

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