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Length: 1,700-2,500 words (5 full pages-7 full pages, not counting the Works Cited)

The topic is (the food waste problem in consumer’s homes)

Essay 2 Requirements

  • Use a variety of rhetorical strategies that you have learned this semester to convince your audience to agree with your thesis and to adopt your solutions.
  • Include some of your own creative solutions. I’m not looking for a “right” solution; there are so many ways these problems can be solved, so I encourage you to share your own unique ideas. It is so interesting for me to read your creative ideas and to read various points of view.
  • Add personal observations and even compelling personal experiences to convince readers.
  • To enhance your own ideas, incorporate research into your essay from the following required sources:
  • You may also incorporate research from the videos we have watched in class. These videos are posted under 7.4, 8.3 and 9.3.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Submit your own work. Your essay will go through a plagiarism checker called Turn-it-in when you submit it.

Guide for Structuring Essay 2

Introduction (1 paragraph)

  • Create a hook 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).

Background (1 paragraph)

  • Include at least one background paragraph. In the background paragraph, 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.

Body (at least 4 paragraphs)

  • In the body of the essay, 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.
    • Describe the solution.
    • Explain why this solution is needed.
    • Explain how this solution could improve the situation.

Counterargument (optional paragraph)

  • You could also add a counterargument paragraph in place of one of the body paragraphs 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.

Conclusion (1 paragraph)

  • 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.

Works Cited

  • On a separate page, list in alphabetical order all of the sources you quoted and summarized in your essay.