Problem-Solution Outline

Problem-Solution Outline

Introduction

A. Background information

B. Thesis statement

Body Paragraph 1 – Problem

A. Define problem (write out)

1. Describe

2. Examples

3. Who is affected

B. Causes/history of the problem (write out)

1. Where/how it originated

2. Causes

C. Consequences (write out)

1. Negative effects of the problem

2. How serious the problem is

3. Consequences of the problem

Body Paragraph 2 – Solution 1

A. Solution #1-

1. Overview of the solution

i. Step 1

ii. Step 2

iii. And so on

2. Good points – what positive will come from the proposed solution?

3. Negative points – what negatives may come from the proposed solution?

i. Rebuttal to the possible negatives

Body Paragraph 3 – Solution 2

A. Solution #1-

1. Overview of the solution

i. Step 1

ii. Step 2

iii. And so on

2. Good points – what positive will come from the proposed solution?

3. Negative points – what negatives may come from the proposed solution?

i. Rebuttal to the possible negatives

Conclusion

A. Summary of problem/solution

B. Relate to the world today or future

C. Call to action/final thought


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