Social Problem Essay Spm My Best

  • Virginia Kearney 4 days agofrom United States

    Elvira, if your topic is about a person with potenital, you are probably not doing a problem solution essay. You are writing a reflection essay and I have an article which gives all of the instructions you will need, including information about how to do the introduction. Here is the link to that article:

  • Elvira 4 days ago

    How can I start writing my essay topic is about Aperson with potential.I don't know how to start.can you please help me?

  • Virginia Kearney 3 weeks agofrom United States

    Kanika--It is a good idea to turn your topic into a question and an answer. Here are some examples:

    What is the effect of divorce on young children (or teenagers or college students)? Your answer would be your thesis. Another topic idea could be:

    What is the effect of divorce on men (or women)?

    What is the effect of divorce on a person's work? See my article on how to write a cause effect paper.

  • Kanika 3 weeks ago

    Can you help me to find topic sentence on,Effect of divorce?

  • Virginia Kearney 4 weeks agofrom United States

  • Sayed Abid sadat 4 weeks ago

    Hi! I need your help to select my topic on information technology to write my artical. thank you

  • Virginia Kearney 6 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Mr. Johnson, I have everything you might need for writing a college essay on my website. You can look on my profile page or search for my articles on: choosing a topic; writing a thesis and topic sentences; how to organize and write different kinds of essays; using commas and semicolons correctly; easy words to use as sentence starters to write better essays and much more. I have over 100 articles about writing to help you out!

  • Dick Johnson 6 weeks ago

    Hi! I Have An Assignment I Have To Do In My College Class On Friday And I Was Looking For Some Advise! Thanks!

  • Richard Cranium 6 weeks ago

    This website helped my child with her homework.

  • Virginia Kearney 7 weeks agofrom United States

    I have many articles on different subjects for you to look at. Many of the ones in this article would work fine but you can also look at my articles which are specifically for high school students. A good paper idea is one that interests you and it will be easier to write if you immediately can think of your opinion on that topic and some examples you can use from your own life, something you've read, current news or an example from literature, a movie or another video.

  • Stupid Pickle 7 weeks ago

    I have to write an essay for English is there any topics that you would recommend for a high school freshman

  • tommy wensyel 2 months ago

    this article was very helpful and it wasn t bias my english teacher wanted us to write an essay. it was really helpful i got a lot of good ideas

  • Jawaher 2 months ago

    How can get out bad relationship

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Hi Trang--I have a lot of information to help you write your paper. Look for my articles about how to write argument, problem solution and proposal papers. In order to discuss two solutions, you just need to think about two possible answers to the question that have not yet been done. For example, in the question "How can students get enough good sleep each night?" two good answers that are equal would be: making a schedule for work and sleep, and using a technology device like a cell phone or fitbit that tracks sleep patterns.

  • Trang Phan 3 months ago

    my writing teacher asks me to choose a pro-solution topic that is practically related to student life. After that i have to draw out two solutions which are equal to each other.It means that both of them can not be currently done. it seems so difficult

  • sssssss 4 months ago

    How can healthcare be ensured for everyone around the world?

  • Damtaodu 5 months ago

    How do one respond to new challenges and adapting to a different environment, living without familiar amenities, interacting with new and different types of people and studying intensively among others.

  • Virginia Kearney 6 months agofrom United States

    Hi Kashymawoh--I'm glad you've decided on a topic for your essay. You can find everything you need to know about writing it by looking at my other articles on writing problem solution essays and writing argument essays. If you don't see the link for that, search in my profile, which you can find on the top right of the page.

  • kashymawoh 6 months ago

    hi Virginia, i am writing an essay on solving unemployment issues in Nigeria, kindly assist me.

  • Virginia Kearney 7 months agofrom United States

    Hi Cassandra! After you choose your topic, be sure to look at my article about how to write a solution essay. I give all the instructions you should need. If you want help revising or with punctuation, you can find articles on those topic too.

  • Cassandra Pines 7 months ago

    I need to write a 6-7 page essay about a social movement. I don't know how to start

  • Virginia Kearney 9 months agofrom United States

    Hi, Sparsh, Your best help would be to look at my other articles about how to write problem solution essays and argument essays. You might also like to look at my articles on Toulmin, Rogerian and Classical argument strategies. These articles include specific instruction on how to organize and outline your essay as well as how to argue effectively for your solution. In addition, they provide samples with commentary on why these work. Finally, you ought to look at my articles on how to write a great thesis and topic sentences. You can find these by searching for my name on Letterpile, or by looking on my profile page. I have over 100 articles on writing to help you out.

  • SPARSH AGARWAL 9 months ago

    Hey Virginia,

    I am preparing for writing section of PCAT exam. In the writing section, there are generally problem solution essays. It is my humble request if you could provide me with a source where there are more of problem solution sample essays, so that I can prepare accordingly and practice writing on the problems mentioned above.



  • Virginia Kearney 11 months agofrom United States

    Problems with health can be related to disease or preventative measures like diet and exercise. Here are some easy health-related topics: How can a person with Celiac disease best manage their diet? How can students best exercise and eat to be healthy? What are the best strategies to avoid illness? How can people avoid heart disease? What is the best way to stay healthy if you have diabetes?

  • poo 11 months ago

    i want a health related topic. like people should be concerned about their health. but what problem can i state?

  • Stevie Glenn 12 months agofrom Minneapolis

    Great topics on education! Good sources for quick education articles.

  • Chris Velo 14 months ago

    Thank you for all the topics to write on; I would read one section thinking that I couldn't write anything only to discover a few points I had to make into a quick essay.

  • Virginia Kearney 14 months agofrom United States

    Hi Colleen--I'd suggest you look at my Non-Profit Research Paper article for help.

  • Colleen 14 months ago

    Hello Virgina,

    I have a Critical Analysis & Research Writing paper due the assignment is A Good for A Community: A Research Based-Solution Essay I am having the most difficult time with this. Can you help?

  • Virginia Kearney 15 months agofrom United States

    KyLie--That is an interesting idea. The departmental final exam for my students included a question about this topic. I will see if I can add some to the list.

  • KyLie 15 months ago

    I would like some topics on the death of Harambe the gorilla....

  • Karla 16 months ago

    Should have a topic about animal abuse or cruelty!

  • Bangladesh Page 2 years ago

    Here is a lot of topics to write on. It really makes me think to write something on the topics. There are some topics here I never thought that an essay can be written! Thanks for sharing.

  • Virginia Kearney 2 years agofrom United States

    Hi Zero, I don't exactly understand what you want. Perhaps you mean you want to write an essay about "How to find a good job?" or "Solving the difficult problem of finding a good job?"

  • Virginia Kearney 2 years agofrom United States

    Hi mtariqsattar--I actually have also written articles about how to write essays of many types. You can search for this on Hubpages or just look for the links next to my topic ideas articles.

  • Tariq Sattar 2 years agofrom Karachi

    Hi there VirginiaLynne, I don't know how to start but you nailed it and you seem to possess command over topics. You do justify what you have said in your profile.

    Anyway, I enjoyed reading your hub - it is helpful to those who are seeking to teach essay at the college or university level, and those who want to writer such a genre of essay. That is problem-solution essay.

    I would ask though about the tips to writing an essay quickly and accurately at the same time. How should you as an essay writer achieve both ends?

  • Virginia Kearney 2 years agofrom United States

    Thanks for the ideas Jaime--I may think about putting some solution ideas into another article.

  • b.s.s 2 years ago

    Wow!! What a great topics

  • Virginia Kearney 2 years agofrom United States

    So glad Symphony Dunbar that you are using my site to get good ideas. You must be doing a good job writing those essays too!

  • Symphony Dunbar 2 years ago

    I love this site. I come on here, get a topic, write an essay, get an A+, just like that!

  • sera 3 years ago

    Thanks it helped so much

  • Maria Cuevas 3 years ago

    I would really like environment issues. It is very passionate among many.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 years agofrom United States

    Hi Justin--Glad this helped you. I have a 5th grade daughter and two daughters in 7th. I used to teach 6th grade myself and know that you are learning a lot about writing!

  • justin 3 years ago

    I really like the questions for the problem and solution it makes me want to improve some mistakes I made.P.S. I'm a 6th grader.

  • Tessa 3 years ago

    Awesome website! I'm definitely going to use one of these topics. Helped a lot. Thanks!!!!!

  • Hyder 3 years ago

    How "Education is solution all our problem" I want to write essay this topic anyone help me

  • Ova ELai 3 years ago

    I would like a topic on counselling a teenage who thinks is having a sexually transmitted disease or HIV

  • Virginia Kearney 3 years agofrom United States

    Thanks Ashley--I will write some topics about that!

  • Ashley 3 years ago

    Military life topics would be great!

  • djelke16 3 years ago

    Great topics! Thank you so much.

  • Dottie 4 years ago

    Thank you! This was so helpful!

  • Rachel 4 years ago

    This website is perfect! Helped me a lot, thanks!

  • Lcarter 4 years ago

    Great topics!

  • Virginia Kearney 4 years agofrom United States

    So glad I helped you Kaiya! I know that getting the right topic and finding some good information can really help someone overcome that writer's block that makes starting an essay so hard!

  • kaiya123 4 years ago

    This helped a ton! Anyone of these topics could easily be well written, being that there is so much information about each topic. I seriously couldn't have thought of any of these topics, and this definitely helped my essay. There was many topics to choose from, depending on the area you are interested in. It made me think about what I really wanted to write about! Thanks so much!!! :)

  • Maria Jordan 4 years agofrom Jeffersonville PA

    A meaty and worthwhile list of subjects for anyone to pursue...most thought provoking and interesting topics. Excellent job.

    Voted UP and UAI. Hugs, Maria

  • SaM 4 years ago

    This HELPED a lot! Thanks!

  • Pamela Oglesby 4 years agofrom United States

    You really thought of so many valid topic that are all worthy of discussion. Anyone of this topic could easily be written about and really there are so many problems, it is a bit overwhelming, but then we must start somewhere. This is a great idea for a hub and no one should have to have writer's block anymore. Voted up and useful.

  • 1. The Social Studies Essay - An Introduction


    1. Why write an essay?

    There are lots of ways of writing about society and lots of reasons for doing it. You can chat on the Net with a friend and tell her about some issue you have just seen a programme about on the television. Or you might be the sort who keeps a diary or a blog in which you give your opinions on current events. Some people write articles or letters to a newspaper or a magazine to share their views with a wider audience.


    The way of writing about social issues that you will encounter most often at school is the expository essay. Expository means explaining or revealing, and there are at least two good reasons for writing one: One is because your teacher has told you to. It is part of your course work and you are given a grade for it. In fact, at the end of this year your ability to write expository essays is likely to play be an important part in deciding your final grade.


    But there is another answer too, and it is related to the origin of the essay as a written genre. The word “essay” comes from the French “essai” and means a try or an attempt. What you are trying or attempting to do is to understand an issue, and to share that understanding with somebody else. Writing an expository essay is a way of getting to grips with an issue and finding out what your own viewpoint is. Put simply, an essay is an attempt to answer a question.


    We have all seen those final courtroom scenes in TV series, where the opposing attorneys, one for the defence and one for the prosecution, are summing up for the jury. They are both talking about the same events – a murder, for example – and the same individuals. But they are presenting perhaps very different understandings of those events: what actually happened and why, and what the motivations of the people involved were. Their ability to persuade the jury of the defendant’s guilt or innocence will depend on the evidence they can put forward and on the plausibility of their understanding of events, i.e. how well they can make all the details of the case fit together.


    The writer of an expository essay is doing something similar. Let us say you are writing about the British Empire, for example. It is an immensely complex subject, of course. As you will have learnt from the first chapter in Access to English: Social Studies, it is also largely in the past. Like the murder, it has already “happened”. But that does not mean that everyone agrees on WHAT happened. For example, some people see the British Empire as a positive step in world history on the path towards globalisation and development. Others see it as an essentially repressive regime which is to blame for many of the world’s present conflicts.


    When you write about the subject, you will have to decide what your point of view is going to be. Obviously, you do not have to choose one extreme or the other – it is perfectly admissible to argue that there are both negative and positive aspects. But whatever your view is, the success of your essay will depend on how well you argue your case.


    2. Characteristics of the expository essay

    Just as with the courtroom summing up, there are a number of accepted norms and traditions for how an expository essay should be.


    a. Who are you addressing?

    The “members of the jury” in the case of the expository essay are fine, upstanding citizens like yourself! They are well acquainted with the issue you are writing about, they have a wide vocabulary, although they may need to have special expressions or usages explained. Not least, they have an open mind and are prepared to be persuaded by your arguments.


    b. Formality

    The expository essay is a formal genre. “Formal” does not mean “boring and stilted”, though. It simply means that you should try to be serious and correct in your choice of language. That means you must write in proper sentences and abide by the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling. It also means that you should avoid typically oral language. Don’t use slang (“it’s a bloody scandal”) or abbreviations (we’re, you’ve, doesn’t). Avoid “chattiness” (“Now I expect you’re wondering how Britain came to own Hong Kong!”) and steer clear of typically oral phrases like, “you know”, “kind/sort of “, “if you see what I mean”.


    “Formality” also means it must have a clear form; that is to say, the essay should be well organised and give an impression of cohesion (i.e. hanging together).


    c. Argumentation

    You may be writing about an issue on which you have strong feelings – or it may be something that leaves you cold. Strong feelings can be an advantage when it comes to motivation for working on an essay, but it is important to remember that an essay should be based on argumentation, i.e. on reasoned discussion. Therefore your essay should not primarily be about how you feel about an issue, but about what facts and interpretations you are basing your understanding on.


    d. Length

    “How long should it be?” This is a question students often ask when they have been given an essay task. Like “How long is a piece of string?”, it is not an easy question to give a straight answer to. Essays may vary greatly in length, depending on the task. We have already said that an essay should have a form and an argument. Whether an essay is short or long, the form should feel complete and the argument carried through. The shorter an essay is, the less room there is for reasoned discussion.


    3. The Writing Process

    Writing is a creative process, and as such it is a bit of a mystery. It is not like cookery, where you can simply follow a recipe and produce great results. Some people can look at an essay task, stare at the wall for a minute or two, take a couple of deep breaths – and then pick up their pen and start writing a well-structured and well-reasoned essay. These people are very fortunate – and extremely rare. Most of us do not have that gift. We have to work a little bit harder to achieve the same result. As we said, there are no recipes, but briefly we can say that there are three main stages in the writing process:


    • Gathering material
    • Planning
    • Drafting and writing


    Not everybody tackles the three phases of writing in the same way, and there is no “correct method”. But a general tendency among students, which often leads to disappointment, is to spend too much time on the last phase and not enough on the first two. In other words, they pretend they are the fortunate but rare student we just mentioned! Let us look more carefully at each phase:


    a. Gathering material

    It is important to be absolutely clear about what you are gathering material for. Look very carefully at the task and be sure that you have understood what it is asking you to do. As we said earlier, an essay is an attempt to answer a question. Make sure you are answering the question you were asked! Is it asking you to do more than one thing, perhaps?


    When this is clear, it is time to start collecting ideas. Sometimes this process is called “brainstorming” and there are many different ways of doing it. Some people find diagrams useful and fill whole pages with them. Others right down sentences and even paragraphs that occur to them. Some people do not write at all, but just, like our gifted friend, stare at the wall – only for longer! Others again find talking and discussing the best way to get thought processes working, either with somebody else or even out loud to themselves. (This last method is a little impractical in examinations!) Whichever method you choose, the idea is simply to get as many ideas as possible to bubble up, without worrying too much about “quality control” at this stage.


    b. Planning

    If we return to our courtroom comparison, the procedure of the trial is not unlike the material gathering process described above. Evidence, clues and testimony have been put forward and argued over. Some witnesses have proved to be unreliable or irrelevant, and some connections have been revealed that perhaps neither attorney was prepared for. What must be done now is to turn all these elements into a reasoned argumentation.


    Unlike the attorneys, you are not paid to have any particular bias. You are free to argue whatever you please. But like them, your success will depend on your ability to persuade. Some essay tasks invite you to show that you have understood a particular conflict or development. For example: What are the main reasons behind Britain’s changed role in the world today compared with to its role one hundred years ago? (See task 4, p. 51) Such tasks are relatively straightforward; you need to find the necessary information – in your textbook, in the library, on the Net – and then put it together in a clear and logical way. Other tasks may require more of you in terms of opinions and interpretation. For example: Looking at the modern world, do you see the legacy of the British Empire as being mostly positive or negative? There is obviously room for very different opinions here. The success of your essay will depend on how well you base your arguments in historical facts and logical interpretation of them.


    Let us imagine that you have “brainstormed” on this second task. After looking at the evidence, you have decided that your thesis is this: While there may have been positive effects in terms of infrastructure and administration, the cost in terms of ethnic and regional conflicts that are directly attributable to the British colonial period far outweigh the benefits.


    Let us say that this is what you are going to argue in your essay. (This is just one of many perfectly arguable views on this issue. Historians at the very highest level disagree fundamentally about this question.) You will need a logical structure to do so. In a way the formulation of your thesis gives you a hint about this structure. There are two main parts here: A. There are positive legacies of Empire. B. These are secondary to the point: that the main legacy is of conflict. Each of these two main parts can be divided up again: A: What are these positive legacies? How unambiguously positive are they? B: What sort of conflicts have arisen as a result of Empire? Where can we see these conflicts in the modern world?


    It is often said that an essay has three parts: 1. the introduction, 2. the body and 3. the conclusion. What we have planned so far is the second part. All that is required to finish off this essay plan is an introduction and a conclusion. It would make sense in an essay like this to introduce your thesis in the introduction and to sum up your answer to it in the conclusion. This gives us an essay plan that looks like this:


    1. Introduction

    Thesis of the essay


    2. Body

    A. There are positive legacies of the British Empire:

           I.      Many countries’ infrastructures – roads, railways, ports – were built during the colonial period. (Although they were often built with British colonial interests in mind.)

        II.      The British have passed on their legal and educational system to many of their former colonies. (But particularly the educational system has been seen as furthering a class system.)

     III.      The English language has taken root as a first or second language in most former colonies – putting them at an advantage in an increasing globalised and English-speaking world.


    B. The chief legacy of Empire is conflict:

           I.      The randomness of the old colonial borders that ignore ethnic and linguistic divisions. (Examples from Africa).

        II.      Migrations of work forces during the colonial period have created new ethnic conflicts. (Examples from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Fiji.)

     III.      Colonial policies towards indigenous peoples have left them as second-rate citizens. (Examples: Australia, New Zealand, Canada.)

     IV.      Countries colonised by the British were not able to develop their own culture of government and administration, but where forced into the British model. When the British left, they were more susceptible to corruption and dictatorship.


    3. Conclusion

    Summing up of thesis


    Your plan does not have to look as orderly as this. Particularly if you are writing in an examination, your plan is likely to look more of a mess, with crossings out, comments written in, arrows etc. (Every plan needs to be amended as work proceeds.) But for most essay writers, some sort of plan is necessary. It prevents you having to think about where you are going all the time and it keeps your writing focussed on the thesis of your essay.


    c. Drafting and writing

    The next phase of the essay writing process depends on the time available. If you are writing a long-term home assignment, for example the in-depth study that your curriculum requires, then you should be prepared to write at least one draft of your essay before you consider it finished. This gives you the chance to evaluate and make changes to the overall argumentation, to improve on language and eliminate errors.


    If, however, you are writing in an examination setting, and you are writing by hand rather than on a computer, you are likely to be pressed for time. What some students do – with dire results – is to cut down on (or cut out completely) the planning and keep the drafting. Perhaps it is because we feel better when we are busy writing – at least we are doing something! But the sad truth is that in many cases, the only difference between the final draft (innføring) and the first draft (kladd) is the hand-writing. The weak arguments, the imprecise language and grammatical mistakes all miraculously survive in the finished essay! This is a terrible waste of energy that could be better spent planning a good essay. It is still possible to make changes by neatly crossing out and writing over.


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