Policy Proposal writing tips

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Tips for Writing a Policy/Proposal Argument (Adapted from The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing ) Introduction All proposals have one thing in common: They offer a solution to a problem. And because there are always alternative courses of action – doing nothing is an option – you must convince your audience that there is indeed a problem and that your solution is worthy of action. A proposal argument usually has three parts: 1. Description of the problem: This often begins with background – what is the problem? Whom does it affect? How long has it been around? How did it start? Is it getting worse? In addition, you need to give the problem presence , or make readers feel the problem for themselves. You can do this with alarming statistics and startling anecdotes (using personal experience is often very effective here. You should place your thesis statement – a summary of your proposal and the reasons why it should be acted upon – near the end of this section. 2. Proposal for a solution: This is where you should describe your solution and how it would work in detail . Don’t be vague here: Readers need to know everything you can tell them about the solution so that they can make informed decisions. One strategy for this section is to offer a step-by-step explanation of how the solution would work. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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