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Creating a Persuasive Essay. Using Public Policy Analysis to construct a persuasive essay. Define the Problem. What are social issues?. A social problem is a condition that at least some people in a community view as being undesirable. http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/TIPS/sp.html.

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creating a persuasive essay

Creating a Persuasive Essay

Using Public Policy Analysis to construct a persuasive essay

define the problem
Define the Problem
  • What are social issues?
  • A social problem is a condition that at least some people in a community view as being undesirable.

http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/TIPS/sp.html

  • Think about issues that you school, community, city or country is facing?
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Define the Problem
  • In one sentence, write what the social problem that you will be investigating with your stance, and the location you will focus on.
  • What are at least 3 undesirable conditions that it creates? (Undesirable meaning something that is not wanted or disliked among many people)
  • Example: The problem is that people should not be allowed to smoke in public in New York City.
  • People are effected by second-hand smoke
  • Smoking causes a strong odor that is hard to get rid of
  • Smoking causes many diseases that are effecting many people in our city
gathering evidence identifying the causes
Gathering Evidence & Identifying the Causes

Reliable Sources:

Reliable websites:

  • Statistics – facts and numbers that have been collected
  • Case Studies- a person you know
  • Surveys – questions asked to a specific group of people
  • Articles by experts
    • Websites ending in .org
    • National Geographic
  • Instagork.com
  • News outlet websites
    • NY Times
    • Washington Post for Kids
    • Huffington Post
    • Associated Press
    • Time for Kids

http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/TIPS/gather.html

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Gathering Evidence & Identifying the Causes

Examples:

  • National Geographic states that, “cigarettes contain almost 5,000 different chemicals, some of which come out of vehicle exhaust pipes,” - http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/06/the-real-facts-on-smoking-and-public-health/

What type of evidence is this?

  • According to the article on www. cancer.org, “In the United States, the costs of extra medical care, illness, and death caused by SHS are over $10 billion per year.”

What type of evidence is this?

evaluate a policy develop a solution
Evaluate a Policy & Develop a solution

The Advantages &The Disadvantages:

Evaluate how the policy is working

  • Effectiveness
    • Is it really working?
  • Costs
    • How much money? Cheap or expensive?
  • Enforcement
    • Are people following the policy or not?
  • Public acceptance
    • Do people like it?

Are we happy with this policy?

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Evaluate a Policy & Develop a Solution

After the evaluating the policy,

do you think there should be a new one some changes?

  • Should we get rid of the policy completely?
  • Should just change a few things or add news regulations?
  • What should be taken out?
  • What should stay?
  • NEW RULE?
convincing others about your new solution
Convincing Others About Your New Solution

The Counter Argument:

Debunking the Opposition:

  • What might someone against your policy say?
    • Is it too expensive?
    • Will a lot of people not like it?
    • Would it be hard to make it work?
  • What would you say back to them to defend your new policy?
    • Back up your new policy with more specific evidence
    • TALK BACK WITH FACTS!
concluding your persuasive essay
Concluding Your Persuasive Essay
  • Restate the social issue using different words
  • Restate your opinion in different words
  • Restate the new policy that should be in placed to correct the social issue
  • Add a final thought