How do I write an essay showing personal interest in solving a problem concerning selling expired drugs to the poor and less knowledgeable? I am a high school student, and I chose to write an essay about insecurities. However, now I feel the topic is too broad. Should I stick with it? You are very astute to realize that your topic isn't narrow enough. That problem happens a lot to students. Instead of changing topics, you probably will do better to take the subject you started with and narrow it to a particular group of people or a situation.
Here are some ideas of problem solution topics on insecurities:. How can a high school student overcome insecurities in social situations with the opposite sex? What kinds of problem solution essay topics could you do about people who live in the countryside? Think about the problems that they might have that are different from people in the city. Perhaps you can focus on getting jobs, family relationships, education, or access to health care.
You need to make the reader understand the problem clearly by describing it vividly. An interesting and, if appropriate, dramatic description will also make your reader want to solve the problem and think it is an important one that is worth the effort to try to solve. Giving one main example or a series of examples is a great way to start.
You can also describe a recent news event dealing with the problem, or refer to a movie or other situation the reader already knows about. If people have already tried to solve the problem but failed, you could explain what has been done that hasn't worked. All of these things should lead up to the body of the paper, which is your solution idea.
The bottom line, start with a story or a detailed description of the problem. Then end that introduction with your question about how to solve the problem. A "Solution" essay is just another name for this sort of paper assignment. Before you start to explain the solution, you will need to describe the problem in a paragraph or two, giving examples.
Then you need to explain how you would solve that problem, step-by-step. Finally, you will need to argue against any objections and explain why your idea is feasible, cost-effective and a better solution than other ideas. To find ideas for solutions, you can research other people's ideas, ask friends or family for their ideas, or just think about how it could be done better.
I'm so glad you are helping your child as they learn to write. Teachers have different ways of helping children develop a topic. Drawing a web and drawing a diagram are two different ways. These are also sometimes called "storyboards. You may have learned to outline or jot down notes, which are similar ways to do this. I'd always suggest that you read the teacher's instructions and ask your child what they remember about the directions first.
However, if you still aren't sure, here is how I would interpret that instruction:. Write the topic idea in the middle of a piece of paper. I usually tell my students to frame this as a question.
By the way, expository is usually an argument essay and one kind of argument essay is a problem solution. How can we solve the problem of students being absent too often from school?
Draw a circle around that question and then draw lines out from the circle looking like you are starting a spider web. Each of the lines should be an answer to the question. Then draw a circle around each of those answers and draw lines off again. This time, you will give examples, reasons or objections that relate to that answer. By doing this, your child will have some information that they can use to write their paper. The first thing to do is to do some thinking on your own. I call this brainstorming.
Take out a sheet of paper or use your computer and start by listing everything you can think of that might cause this problem. After you've made a list, take a look at it and circle or bold print the causes and divide them into some groups. Here are some ideas of how you can categorize them:.
Most important causes the ones which, if solved, would make the biggest dent in solving the problem. Then, starting with the easiest to solve and most important to solve, think of some ways that it can be solved. Look at my list of how people can solve problems to get some idea.
After you've really thought this out as much as you can yourself, it is time to do some research and see what other people have already done, as well as to get some ideas. Here is how to research:. Google or use the library to see what other causes of the problem people have suggested.
Look for what has already been done to try to solve the problem. If it hasn't worked, you need to find out why. Sometimes, you can find a solution to the problem that has worked in another location. That can be a great starting place for your solution. Finding a solution is always the hardest part of this sort of essay. I suggest that you follow a three-pronged approach:.
Ask as many people as you can who know about the problem what their ideas are for a solution. Research the problem and solutions that others have tried. One trick my students taught me is that you often can find a solution that has been tried in a different location and adapt that to your situation.
For example, when we had problems with people biking on campus and causing accidents, my students researched a nearby campus and found a solution that had been done there. Think about each type of solution and how that could create a solution for your problem. For example, what could you add to the situation? What could you take away? Would changing leadership help?
Could money solve the problem, and if so, how could you get the funds? Finally, when you have some solution ideas, check to see if they are feasible can you do them? The best way to start a problem solution essay is to give a vivid description of the problem, explaining who it hurts and why. For a problem solution essay, should the problem be in one paragraph and the solution in a different paragraph? My students generally write essays that have at least five paragraphs, often more.
I would suggest that you do something like this:. Explain and describe the problem and why this should be solved. End with a question which is asking how the problem can be solved. How can we solve the problem of school shootings? Then in the next paragraph, you would give your solution idea. If your idea is easy to explain, then you would spend the rest of your paper refuting objections and explaining why your idea would work and be cost-effective, feasible, and effective.
On the other hand, if your idea is complicated to explain, you will need to spend a longer part of your paper making sure the reader understands it. In both cases, you will need to refute any objections and help the reader to see how important it is to do this solution. What if we had a topic that someone chose for us and we don't know anything about the topic, but we can't change it? If you need to find a solution to a problem someone else has chosen, you will need to research the problem and all of the solutions that other people have thought about or tried.
After you have looked up the ideas that other people have considered, you can choose the one that you think would work the best, or maybe you will come up with your own idea.
I have to write a "problem solution essay", and I am conflicted on what the topic should be. Do you have any suggestions? The hardest part of writing a problem solution essay is finding a solution. Often, my students start with one solution idea. Then as they begin to write and collaborate on ideas with others, they will change their topics accordingly. In reality, problem solution essays are a way of writing out what we are always doing in our lives and work: Because these essays are harder to write, it helps if you really care about the topic.
That is why I have my students start by listing things that really annoy them or problems they feel need a solution. Generally, I suggest they stick to something they personally experience. I tell them to think about all of the groups they belong to at school, home, and in their communities and then write a list of all the problems they notice in those groups.
Generally, once they have written that list, they start to see something they are most interested in solving. The best topic to choose is one that has these characteristics:. It is a problem that can be solved with resources or groups you know about and can identify. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Hi Ron--Whether or not you need to provide solutions depends on the type of argumentative essay you are writing.
This article is about a problem solution essay, where the main point is to give a solution. A cause essay is probably what you are writing. In a cause essay, your main point is to explain the cause behind something and sometimes the effects.
Of course, if what you are explaining is a problem and you pinpoint the cause, you might want in your conclusion to suggest a possible solution or a direction that leads towards finding a solution. However, you wouldn't have to give a detailed plan. Likewise, in a problem solution essay, you would probably need to begin the essay talking about what different people think the cause of the problem is because you need to explain why you think a particular cause is the most important.
The spokes outside of that question are usually your answers to that question thesis answers. If you are making a roadmap thesis, you will combine these into one sentence which answers the thesis question. Your body paragraphs will each start with the answer in one of the thesis answers. The ideas coming off of each thesis answer should provide the detail and reasons for believing that point.
You have a very good question and many of my students do research papers on different organizations that try to help the homeless in different ways. You might want to rephrase the question to focus it a bit more:. Formal letters should generally not have a catchy introduction because you want to sound professional. In general, you want to address a formal letter with "Dear Mrs.
Romero" or "Dear Committee" rather than "To whom it may concern. In an informal letter, you can use the first name and "Hi" or another informal greeting. The opening sentence of a formal letter can either be a compliment, the reason for your letter, or the main point of the letter. Generally, humor works best in informal writing and getting to the main point is better in a formal letter. The most important thing is to be clear and make sure that you don't confuse the person reading the letter.
For most students, the biggest challenge is time management. Papers are much better if they are written early so that you can go back and revise them and do all of the final editing steps that I suggest in my article 10 Steps for Proofreading and Revising: I have a number of social issues topics in some of my other articles. You can Google "VirginiaLynne social issues topics" to find them.
Here is one article that might help: What do you think of the topic, "how can I solve problems in my area? Solving problems in your own local area is a great way to focus for this sort of essay. However, you need to focus on just one particular problem to solve. No solution can solve all the problems.
Here are some examples:. How can we solve the problem of kids not getting enough to eat during the summer in our town? Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Siranush, start your paper with a story about someone who is depressed and then give statistics about depression. The thesis statement should be something like: While no one can take responsibility for solving someone else's depression, there are some things that friends and family can do to help a person who is depressed.
Can you help me please. I've had my students do a research paper about solving world problems for several years now. Check out my article for some ideas: So there's an essay competition and am supposed to write something unique on the change that i wish to make in my society or globally and i am having troubles coming up with the suitable unique essay topic.
Bernard, I suggest that you talk with your fellow students about problems that they have as they both work and go to school. In your paper, you would list each problem and then suggest a few solutions. For example, you might talk about finding time to do homework and then give solutions like making a schedule, studying during lunch, or finding a partner to help you keep accountable. Mature working students have a lot of challenges. In an article to a newspaper, discuss some of the problems and suggest solutions.
Elvira, if your topic is about a person with potenital, you are probably not doing a problem solution essay. You are writing a reflection essay and I have an article which gives all of the instructions you will need, including information about how to do the introduction. Here is the link to that article: How can I start writing my essay topic is about Aperson with potential.
I don't know how to start. Kanika--It is a good idea to turn your topic into a question and an answer. What is the effect of divorce on young children or teenagers or college students? Your answer would be your thesis. Another topic idea could be:.
What is the effect of divorce on a person's work? See my article on how to write a cause effect paper. I need your help to select my topic on information technology to write my artical. Johnson, I have everything you might need for writing a college essay on my website. You can look on my profile page or search for my articles on: I have over articles about writing to help you out! I have many articles on different subjects for you to look at.
Many of the ones in this article would work fine but you can also look at my articles which are specifically for high school students. A good paper idea is one that interests you and it will be easier to write if you immediately can think of your opinion on that topic and some examples you can use from your own life, something you've read, current news or an example from literature, a movie or another video.
I have to write an essay for English is there any topics that you would recommend for a high school freshman. Hi Trang--I have a lot of information to help you write your paper. Look for my articles about how to write argument, problem solution and proposal papers. In order to discuss two solutions, you just need to think about two possible answers to the question that have not yet been done. For example, in the question "How can students get enough good sleep each night?
After that i have to draw out two solutions which are equal to each other. It means that both of them can not be currently done. How do one respond to new challenges and adapting to a different environment, living without familiar amenities, interacting with new and different types of people and studying intensively among others. Hi Kashymawoh--I'm glad you've decided on a topic for your essay. You can find everything you need to know about writing it by looking at my other articles on writing problem solution essays and writing argument essays.
If you don't see the link for that, search in my profile, which you can find on the top right of the page. After you choose your topic, be sure to look at my article about how to write a solution essay. I give all the instructions you should need.
If you want help revising or with punctuation, you can find articles on those topic too. Hi, Sparsh, Your best help would be to look at my other articles about how to write problem solution essays and argument essays.
You might also like to look at my articles on Toulmin, Rogerian and Classical argument strategies. These articles include specific instruction on how to organize and outline your essay as well as how to argue effectively for your solution. In addition, they provide samples with commentary on why these work. Finally, you ought to look at my articles on how to write a great thesis and topic sentences.
You can find these by searching for my name on Letterpile, or by looking on my profile page. I have over articles on writing to help you out. I am preparing for writing section of PCAT exam. In the writing section, there are generally problem solution essays.
It is my humble request if you could provide me with a source where there are more of problem solution sample essays, so that I can prepare accordingly and practice writing on the problems mentioned above. Problems with health can be related to disease or preventative measures like diet and exercise. Here are some easy health-related topics: How can a person with Celiac disease best manage their diet? How can students best exercise and eat to be healthy?
What are the best strategies to avoid illness? How can people avoid heart disease? What is the best way to stay healthy if you have diabetes? Thank you for all the topics to write on; I would read one section thinking that I couldn't write anything only to discover a few points I had to make into a quick essay.
KyLie--That is an interesting idea. The departmental final exam for my students included a question about this topic. I will see if I can add some to the list.
Here is a lot of topics to write on. It really makes me think to write something on the topics. There are some topics here I never thought that an essay can be written! Hi Zero, I don't exactly understand what you want. Perhaps you mean you want to write an essay about "How to find a good job? Hi mtariqsattar--I actually have also written articles about how to write essays of many types. You can search for this on Hubpages or just look for the links next to my topic ideas articles. Hi there VirginiaLynne, I don't know how to start but you nailed it and you seem to possess command over topics.
You do justify what you have said in your profile. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your hub - it is helpful to those who are seeking to teach essay at the college or university level, and those who want to writer such a genre of essay. That is problem-solution essay. I would ask though about the tips to writing an essay quickly and accurately at the same time. How should you as an essay writer achieve both ends? Thanks for the ideas Jaime--I may think about putting some solution ideas into another article.
So glad Symphony Dunbar that you are using my site to get good ideas. You must be doing a good job writing those essays too!
I love this site. Hi Justin--Glad this helped you. I have a 5th grade daughter and two daughters in 7th. I used to teach 6th grade myself and know that you are learning a lot about writing! I really like the questions for the problem and solution it makes me want to improve some mistakes I made.
I'm a 6th grader. I'm definitely going to use one of these topics. How "Education is solution all our problem" I want to write essay this topic anyone help me. I would like a topic on counselling a teenage who thinks is having a sexually transmitted disease or HIV. So glad I helped you Kaiya!
I know that getting the right topic and finding some good information can really help someone overcome that writer's block that makes starting an essay so hard! This helped a ton!
Anyone of these topics could easily be well written, being that there is so much information about each topic. I seriously couldn't have thought of any of these topics, and this definitely helped my essay. There was many topics to choose from, depending on the area you are interested in. It made me think about what I really wanted to write about!
A meaty and worthwhile list of subjects for anyone to pursue You really thought of so many valid topic that are all worthy of discussion. Anyone of this topic could easily be written about and really there are so many problems, it is a bit overwhelming, but then we must start somewhere. This is a great idea for a hub and no one should have to have writer's block anymore.
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Topics are divided into: Driving and Transportation Remember you can adapt these general ideas to fit your own school, town, or situation. Step By Step Writing Guide After you have chosen your topic, you can find instructions about how to develop your ideas, find a unique solution to the problem and organize your essay in "How to Write Your Problem Solution Paper. How can social media bullying be prevented?
What is the best way to help someone who is depressed? What's the best way to deal with manipulative and domineering people? How can you help a friend or roommate who is making poor life choices? How can you get out of a bad relationship?
How can you move out of the "friend zone"? What is the best way for a woman to show a man she is interested? Should she ask him out? How has texting affected face-to-face relationships? How can we get away from stereotypes and racism? What steps can we take as individuals and as a society? How can we learn to understand people who are different from us culturally, racially, or socioeconomically?
How can we break down barriers between groups? Argue that the solution is practical, feasible, cost-effective, and workable. Explain why it is better than other solutions. How Do We Solve Poverty? How can we help homeless people in our community? How can we prevent people from dropping out of high school? What is the best way to prevent teen pregnancy? How can kids be persuaded not to experiment with illegal drugs? What is the best way to prevent deaths from drunk driving?
How can teenagers be convinced to drive more safely? What can be done to prevent divorce? How can kids with divorced parents be helped to do well in school, have strong relationships, and build successful lives and marriages?
What can be done to eliminate or prevent racism? What is the best way to help people who are victims of family violence? How can we change the welfare system to help people escape generational poverty? How can we deal with illegal immigration? What should we do about the increase in gun violence? How can we best rehabilitate prisoners so that they can be productive members of society?
How can healthcare be ensured for everyone around the world? How can we improve literacy? What can be done to prevent human trafficking? How can we prevent children from being negatively influenced by violence and pornography in media such as video games, movies, and the Internet? How can we persuade people to make healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, exercising, and maintaining a healthy BMI?
How can we balance the right for free speech with the right to not be insulted or abused? Choose a city you know. How can that city be made more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly? How can we best reduce the problem of terrorism? Should there be controls in the way the media portrays celebrities? How can we handle the problem of online data mining or the fact that data brokers are selling our information to advertisers, employers, health insurers, and credit rating agencies?
What should we do to help people get jobs? How can steroid use be limited in all sports or one in particular? Should college athletes be paid?
How can colleges better handle the combination of education, athletics, and business? Do kids train too hard in athletics at young ages?
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Jun 22, · Problem Solution Essay Topics with Sample Essays. Updated on February 20, Virginia Kearney. more. Any topic that you are interested in can be a good topic. For a problem solution paper, your best topic will be a problem that you really would like to solve. I tell students to think about what really bothers goodfilemq.cfs:
Don't know which topic to choose for your problem solution essay? We've got 25 different topics that might be interesting for you! 25 Problem-Solution Essay Topics .
Jan 28, · Good problem and solution essay topics can be hard to find. Check out these great 50 problem solving essay topics you will love from the first sight. 15 Outstanding Solution Essay Topics. A solution essay presents a problem, describes what the writer thinks is the best solution to the problem, and then supports his or her choice of solution. The solution must have strong support in order to convince the reader that indeed it is the best solution. Below you will find some samples topics .
Can't find good problem solution essay topics and ideas? Check out our list of the most interesting, cool, and uncommon topics. At no cost! Jun 11, · Problem Solution Essay Topics List A problem solution essay is one that identifies a specific problem and then provides a plan or a solution for the same. Like other essays, people often find it hard to decide on a topic especially when the instructor asks students to come up with their own topics. Students are always advised to select topics .