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Proposal arguments are a very rewarding type of writing as they directly call the audience to action. Proposal arguments are divided into two categories: policy and practical proposals. As their labels suggest, policy proposals go after policy issues that affect our communities, government, and everyday life, while practical proposals address very specific, tangible needs and issues. In this argument, you will choose a problem (harm) that has meaning to you, identify why the problem will persist unless action is taken (inherency), and come up with at least three solutions (solvency) to help solve the problem. Still, the two greatest challenges of a proposal argument are 1) convincing your audience that a problem exists and 2) your solution is the right course of action. The claim of a proposal argument is simply the course of action that the author wants the audience to take. However, this is easier said than done as the audience also has a stake in the argument.
There are five stock issues that should be considered when writing a proposal essay:
Is there really a problem?
Will the proposed solution really solve this problem?
Can the problem be solved without disturbing the status quo?
Is the proposed solution really practical? Does it stand a chance of actually being enacted?
What will be the unforeseen positive and negative consequences of the proposal?
Intro: The author should use the introduction to engage the audience in the problem and lead them to their thesis. In this part, the author should include the historical background of the problem and its development. How and when did this problem start? Who is being affected as a result? The author may consider using emotional appeals to establish presence in the paper and should build their ethos if they determine that they have a skeptical audience. The thesis should clearly state the controlling ideas of your paper which is based upon explaining a problem and discussing the possible solutions.
Body: The body of the essay will include in detail the cause of the problems, the effects of the problems, and the solutions (including counterarguments).
Conclusion: The conclusion should include a restatement of the problem and the benefits of the proposed solution. The conclusion is a final opportunity to appeal to the audience and close the deal by showing them the big picture and the importance of the issue and include the call to action. What do you want your reader to do now or to better understand?
Documentation: All source material should be properly documented in MLA format and annotated and include at least five resources that will support your claim.
Length: 5-7 pages written using MLA format following the college essay presentation format. (Student’s name, my name, class and section, and date in the top left, an appropriate title, written using Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced with 1” margins, and header with your name and page number on each page)
Gathering Information: Before you can start writing, you need to see what is out there and gather some information about your topic. First, go to and click “Databases A-Z.” Choose one of the following databases to gather information: