United Nations Global Goal 9 Industries,Innovation and infrastructure. Core Project 4: Persuasive Problem-Solution Essay – Fall 2019 – Lee Assignment Snapshot: Persuasive Problem-Solution Research Requirements: 5 to 6 primary or secondary sources Formatting and Citation Style: MLA 8th ed. Length: 5 + pages Objective: For this project, you will explore the 17 Global Goals to find a goal that you are interested in. Read as much as you can about the goal of your choice. In your exploration, you will see that there are problems that need to be solved in order to meet the goal that has been set for 2030. Discover solutions for the problem that will lead to meeting the goal for 2030. You will choose your problem from the Global Goals website. The Argument Essay process is like this: Choose a global goal to investigate through the Global Goals website. Click on the global goal of your choice to begin reading and discovering and researching about the problems and the solutions. Follow the links provided on the Global Goals website to gather information Find answers for these questions: What are the UN 17 Global Goals? (define them and explain them for your readers) What is the particular goal that you are exploring? (define and explain) Why is this goal important? What are some facts and figures that are interesting about your goal? What are the targets for your goal? Why does it matter? (There is a pdf for each goal) What are some specific solutions that people and organizations are working on to meet this goal? What are some obstacles to meeting the goals? How can those obstacles be overcome? Use good academic research methods to further explore and find more sources: NC Live How to Use NCLive:
The NC LIVE page of the Nash CC LibGuide is a master list of all NC LIVE-provided resources. To use NCLive if you are not on NCC’s campus, you will need to sign in with your usual username and password. The links on this page are mapped across all of the category pages. Remember that NCLive is a keyword based search engine. Please do not type in a question as you would with other search engines. For example, if you want to know what the causes of global warming are, using the advanced search feature you would type in the keywords “Global warming” in one search field, and “causes” in another search field. NCLIVE Tutorial Follow the links provided on the Global Goals website to other websites. Explore Global Issues.org. for current news stories that may relate to the solutions for your global goal. 6. Take notes as you go. Summarize Paraphrase Direct Quote Little Seagull Handbook (p. 107-118) Purdue OWL 7. Keep careful notes to help with MLA Works Cited Entries. Follow this template: Author Last Name, First Name. “Name of Article.” Name of Website, date of publication, URL. Accessed 9 Oct. 2018. Establish a claim for at least three solutions to the problem: The problem of gender inequality should be alleviated by providing women and girls with equal access to education and health care, putting into place new laws regarding female equality in the workplace, and getting rid of harmful practices targeted at women in many countries around the world. Find at least 5 sources that provide evidence for your claim. Evaluate the 5 sources, making sure they pass the CRAAP test. Establish ethos, pathos, and logos arguments to support your claim: Ethos means ethical arguments that assure your readers that you and your sources are of good authority and that it is the right thing to do to be concerned about your global goal solutions. Having good grammar and good MLA format also fall under ethos. Readers will not be persuaded if you don’t present yourself through your writing in a sincere and correct academic tone. Pathos means empathetic or sympathetic arguments that elicit feelings of compassion for your global goal solutions. Include information that stirs your readers’ emotions. Logos means logical arguments that employ facts, statistics, authorities, and other evidence that supports the importance of your global goal solutions. Always include these kinds of persuasive techniques in your essay. Report opinions that may not support your global goal, such as it costs too much, or it can’t work for some legitimate reason. Answer the opposition. Explicitly tell those opposing it how they are wrong. Check your own essay to make sure it has everything it needs to be an outstanding argument. A template will be provided. Edit and proofread, add commentary as needed, check citations, and prepare the final draft to be submitted on the TurnItIn link.
Additional Suggested Sources: This list of suggested sources are reliable sources because they have been vetted. First, use the links to the sources from the Global Goals website. Then, if you need more information, try using these sources because they represent some of the more reputable sources available. Global Issues.org Newsweek Christian Science Monitor ABC News CBS News MSNBC News CNN News C-Span PBS Time US News and World Report NCLIVE Other Reputable Organizations (.org) Government Web Sites (.gov) Suggested Organization: 1st Paragraph: Introduction of your issue in the context of the significance of the problem, ending with your claim (thesis statement). 2nd Paragraph: Background (provide evidence for argument from your research) 3rd Paragraph: Solution 1 (provide evidence for solution from your research) 4th Paragraph: Solution 2 (provide evidence for solution from your research) 5th Paragraph: Solution 3 (provide evidence for solution from your research ) (add more paragraphs as needed for further solutions) 6th Paragraph: Strongest Opposing View (from your research) and a rebuttal 7th Paragraph: Other Opposing Views (and rebuttals) – if needed 8th Paragraph: Conclusion (This should be strong because readers remember what they read last the best) Restate your thesis, summarize your solutions, and make a final appeal to readers with what can be done in day to day life to help solve the problem or meet the goal. A more complete template will be provided.