Writing Instructions Prompt Your argument must take THREE topics into account:

Writing Instructions
Prompt
Your argument must take THREE topics into account:
SOCIAL PROBLEM: The prompt asks you to choose a specific social problem. A social problem is a condition or behavior that negatively impacts a large group of people. The Los Angeles Times editorials on day one give you a range of 6 social problems from which to choose. The social problem must be
One that you witness or that impacts you
One made worse by the pandemic or that you paid attention more because of the pandemic.
RESPONSIBILITY: Part of your task is to argue who or what is most responsible for or capable of addressing the social problem. These are the theories of responsibility you will learn about, evaluate, and choose from:
Personal: this means individuals are personally responsible for their outcomes and solving their own problems.
Public: this includes social contract theory (the agreement between government and citizens)
Private: this refers to corporate social responsibility.
SOLUTION: Your task is to argue for a solution or combination of solutions to lessen the impact of this social problem. Your essay should consider why the problems matter and why something should be done about them, and you should evaluate the solutions to make an argument for what you think should be done and what should not be done and why. Your task is not to completely solve the problem. Consider what the best way is to lessen the condition or behavior’s negative impact on a large group of people.
Sources
Sources’ Purpose
This should be an argumentative essay using and analyzing textual evidence, not a personal narrative. The assignment is asking for your well-informed opinion but not your personal opinion.
Your essay must include support from at least 3 of sources.
The readings are to inform you about the available data and interpretations thereof. Your task is not to paraphrase the articles but to use them a means to develop your own point of view.
Your Research
For this essay, you are responsible for finding TWO sources on your own.
The sources should be credible. Encyclopedia entries, crowd-sourced material (such as a wiki), blogs, and forums are not adequate.
The sources should address solution that is different from the one in the editorial/opinion piece you will read for class on the social problem. This can be a solution you disagree with or one you agree with.
NOTE: If you choose a social problem that is NOT addressed in one of the editorial/opinion pieces, then you are responsible for a total of THREE sources on the source problem on your own. Each source on the social problem must offer a different solution, and one should include some analysis of the problem itself.
As an option, you may look for an additional source on the responsibility factor. This is who or what you think is most responsible for or capable of addressing the social problem you are focused on. You can choose : public/government (social contract theory), private (corporate social responsibility), or personal (individual responsibility).
Introduction and Thesis
In the introduction of your essay, include information about the topic that is relevant to your essay and leads to your thesis. You can offer context about the pandemic’s impact on social problems, you can explain your social problem and why it matters, or you can create a “they say/I say” introduction where you briefly describe the debate over solutions.
The thesis is your well-informed opinion that you develop after evaluating a writers’ research and opinions. Your thesis should take a clear position about
The social problem you are focused on
Who or what is most responsible for or capable of addressing the problem
What solution(s) should be implemented
Argument and Structure
Each paragraph should focus on one idea that supports your thesis.
There should be at least one counterargument and rebuttal and ONE concession. There may be more than one. The counterargument and rebuttal can address an argument over
Who or what is most responsible for or capable of addressing the problem
What solution(s) should not be implemented
Conclude your essay with a summary of your argument and a call to action.
Formatting Requirements
Essay should be typed, 12 point font, single spaced, and have 1-inch margins
Essay should be or 1000-1500 words
Essay should follow all MLA formatting guidelines, including a Works Cited page
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-06-06/homelessness-right-to-housing-human-right-reimagine-california -must use this source as oe of the 3