I’m working on a english question and need a reference to help me study.
Choose one of the following topics:
- the food waste problem at restaurants (or at a specific restaurant where you have worked)
- the food waste problem at stores (or at a specific store where you have worked)
- the food waste problem in consumer’s homes
- the food insecurity problem for college students in the USA
- the food desert problem in the USA (or in your neighborhood, city or hometown)
- In your essay, develop a plan for solving the food problem that you are writing about.
- Use a variety of rhetorical strategies that you have learned this semester to convince your audience to adopt your solutions.
- I encourage you to include some of your own creative solutions. I’m not looking for a “right” solution; there are many ways to solve these problems, so I encourage you to share your own unique ideas.
- You may also add personal observations and even compelling personal experiences to convince readers.
- Incorporate at least 5 sources into your essay. These are the required sources:
- at least two credible sources from Grossmont’s library database
- at least one credible source from your google search
- at least two of the sources we have read in class:
- “Reducing Hunger on Campus”
- “The Impact of Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Poor Nutrition on Health and Well-Being”
- “Barriers to Food Security and Community Stress in an Urban Food Desert”
- Let your ideas and creativity dominate the essay rather than the research. The research is just meant to enhance what you think could be done to solve the problem you’re writing about.
- You may also incorporate information from the videos we watched in class. The videos are posted under 10.4, 11.5 and 12.5.
- Organize your essay in a way that is easy for the reader to follow.
- Use transitions to help the reader follow your ideas, and smoothly incorporate quotations from the articles.
- Use in-text citations after any quoted or summarized material from your research.
- On a separate sheet of paper include a Works Cited page at the end of your essay that lists all of the sources you cited.
- Type your essay, and use MLA format: 12-point font, Times New Roman font style, double-spacing, and one-inch margins.
- Proofread your essay for grammar and punctuation errors.
Guide for Structuring Essay 3
Paragraph 1: Brief Introduction
- Use a hook at the beginning of your introduction to grab your audience’s attention.
- Identify the problem that you are writing about.
- State your thesis (your ideas for how this problem should be solved).
Paragraph 2: Overview of the Problem
- Include one paragraph where you give an overview of the problem in order to convince your audience that this problem is worth caring about.
- Explain some negative consequences this problem creates in society that you’ve experienced or observed yourself, read about in your research or in the articles from class, and/or seen in the videos you have watched in our class.
Paragraphs 3, 4, 5 & 6: Explanation of the Solutions
- Include at least four paragraphs in which you explain your solutions to the problem you are writing about.
- Here are some ideas for how to develop each body paragraph:
- Identify in your topic sentence one of your solutions from your thesis.
- Explain why this solution is needed.
- Describe the solution.
- Explain how this solution could improve the situation.
Optional Counterargument Paragraph
- You could also add a counterargument paragraph in place of paragraph 3, 4, 5 or 6 and use the “refuting the opponent” rhetorical strategy.
- First explain the opposing view (the counter argument).
- Then “refute the opponent” and explain why the opposing argument is flawed, unfair, weak, or misguided.
Paragraph 7: Conclusion
- In your conclusion, you could summarize your most important points that you want your audience to remember.
- You could make a prediction about what might reasonably happen if your audience does not adopt your solutions.
- You could end your conclusion with something very powerful, something you really want to stick in your audience’s mind.
- On a separate page at the end of your essay, create your Works Cited and list in alphabetical order all of the sources you quoted and summarized in your essay.