Problem-solution essays consider the problems of a particular situation and give solutions to those problems. They are in some ways similar to cause and effect essays, especially in terms of structure. Problem-solution essays are actually a sub-type of another type of essay, which has the following four components:
Structure There are two main ways to structure a problem-solution essay. These are similar to the ways to structure cause and effect essays, namely using a block or a chain structure.
**For the block structure, all of the problems are listed first, and all of the solutions are listed afterwards.
**For the chain structure, each problem is followed immediately by the solution to that problem.
NOTE: Both types of structure have their merits. The former is generally clearer, especially for shorter essays, while the latter ensures that any solutions you present relate directly to the problems you have given. BOTH TYPES SHOULD BE APPROACHED WITH AN ANALYTICAL TONE. You are analyzing the problem and coming up with possible solutions that can be supported both factually and logically.
Assignment: The Best Solution Do you agree that Barton has no choice but to let Marilyn die? Consider the problem presented in the story and write a problem-solution essay in which you develop and support your ideas about what could have been done differently (if at all) in “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin. DEADLINES
Prewriting (Thesis & Outline) is due on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.