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Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

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Published by Elizabeth K Gordon
Presentation for a Proposal Essay
Presentation for a Proposal Essay

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Categories:Types, School Work
Published by: Elizabeth K Gordon on Apr 03, 2012
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Defining the Problem
with perhaps excessive text excerpts from
Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”
The Goal: Compel the target audience to makea change by implementing your ideas.
Define the problem as
Significant & affecting significant people
Pressing, due to
Compromised values
Postponed & abandoned goals
Impending negative consequences
Solvable, if there is the will
Worth the solution‟s cost
higher costs require more vigorous justification
Probable positive consequences
Define the problem bysummarizing existing consensus
I think it is agreed by all parties that this prodigiousnumber of children in the arms, or on the backs, orat the heels of their mothers, and frequently of their fathers, is in the present deplorable state of the kingdom a very great additional grievance; and,therefore, whoever could find out a fair, cheap, andeasy method of making these children sound,useful members of the commonwealth, woulddeserve so well of the public as to have his statueset up for a preserver of the nation.

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