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I. Identifying a Problem and Proposing a Solution.
This guide is designed to help you find information on a variety of problems and their solutions. See Professor Coleman's actual assignment below. Note that the topics listed are just a few examples; they are not intended to limit your choices.
1. Isolate a problem you have had that needs a solution. Prove that the problem exists through your personal experience and research. Below is a brief list of potential topics:
SAC or ACCD
a current or former employer
a restaurant or eating establishment
an entertainment establishment
the current or former place you've lived
how to quit smoking
2. Develop a sophisticated solution that is practical and can result in meaningful change, containing the following:
Step-by-step actions that need to be taken or that you have performed toward the solution
An estimate of the resources money, people, training, materials for the solution
An estimated time of completion of the solution
Obstacles or difficulties with the solution
3. Provide supporting evidence in the form of direct quotes and paraphrases from at least FIVE sources, either traditional or online (at least 1 background source and 1 journal source).
4. Compose a 1,000-1,200 word essay in which you develop proof of the problem and the solution.
II. Research Paper: Career Planning
1. Identify the career that you plan to pursue. Prove that this career fits your goals through your personal experience and research.
2. Address how this career fits your interests, talents/skills/experience, and values.
3. Explain the step-by-step actions that you need to take or that you have already taken toward the goal to become a professional in this field.
4. Estimate the resources—schooling, money, training, internships—that you will have to complete.
5. Estimate the length of time it will take you to become a professional in your field of study.
6. Identify any obstacles or difficulties that you may experience toward your goal.
7. Provide supporting evidence in the form of direct quotes and paraphrases from at least FIVE sources, either traditional or online (at least 1 background source and 1 journal source). All of your sources must be approved by the professor.
8. Compose a 1,000-1,200 word essay in which you develop proof of the problem and the solution.
9. Submit prewriting, one rough draft, and copies of your sources.