Ollege and Universities Should Teach Financial Literacy
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Choice 1: Education. Remember that colleges and universities are one of the main places in which countries can solve their problems. 🙂 Colleges are a place where people can be educated and influenced in ways that might help themselves and the whole society. Using the persuasive-writing resources posted in the Week 8 folder and the researching guidelines in chapter 8 of your textbook, write a 5-8 page persuasive essay in which you describe a problem (a general skill or form of knowledge that seems to be lacking among adults in your country or in the U.S.), and propose a solution (one or more specific skills that you think should be required as part of the core curriculum in college classes). Focus on YOUR HOME COUNTRY, or on U.S. colleges/universities. This essay should be in MLA style.
Your essay needs to include the following information, giving SOURCES IN PARENTHESES in all paragraphs to support what you say. Bring in other peoples opinions people who agree with you. You are free and encouraged to cite the articles discussed in class, and previous things weve read. Here is a suggested pattern for organizing your paragraphs:
i??Paragraph 1: General introduction of the problem and thesis (brief explanation of the problem, narrowing down to a thesis statement which articulates your proposed solution). Assume that your audience doesnt know or care about this issue. Your job is to make them care. Remember that going from general to specific will help your audience understand the issue.
i??Paragraph 2-3: More in-depth history and extent of the problem (who is affected, how bad the problem is, why its important to solve this problem, what will happen if the problem isnt solved, and if you can find this past attempts at a solution). Give all sources in parentheses.
i??Paragraphs 4-7: Proposed solution(s), including paraphrased statements from other people with authority who agree with you. Explain your solutions in detail: what they would look like exactly, and how they would be implemented. BE VERY DETAILED in this section so that your reader really understands what you mean.
i??Paragraph 9: Explanation and refute of at least one opposing viewpoint and/or possible obstacles in implementing your proposed solutions. Show that you have thought carefully and critically about the i??opposite sidei?? and possible obstacles by explaining the perspective of at least one person (or group of people) who might disagree with you on this issue, or an obstacle that could exist. Then tell us why your claim still makes sense.
i??Paragraph 10: Conclusion. Restatement of thesis and summary of main ideas.
General Formatting requirements and important hints
i??Your essay must be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, with your full first/last name and student ID number at the top.
i??You must cite AT LEAST FIVE sources in MLA style.
i??No matter how awesome your ideas are, people woni??t take you seriously if you doni??t communicate those ideas in a professional, grammatically correct way. Therefore, use your BEST grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization. Take this part seriously! I do, and grade harshly on these things (sorry i?? iti??s just the truth!).
i??Keep your essay tightly focused and clear. Stick to supporting your claim (thesis statement). Connect back to your thesis frequently. Doni??t stray from your purpose or go off on an unrelated tangent.
i??Be detailed. Details are what will make your writing more interesting and compelling to read. Just make sure your details are relevant.
PARAGRAPH 1: Introduction (GENERAL TO SPECIFIC). Explain the basic problem by summarizing/citing at least 1-2 sources in your introduction to hinge your paper on something real. Then, in same paragraph, narrow your focus to your specific thesis statement (what solution you propose).
i??Lack of skills in ______(English, leadership, financial literacy, basic math, critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, moral reasoning, computer literacy, etc.)______ have led to many problems in society, according to. (Give a source, and add a few sentences describing problems). i?? End with thesis: i??One solution is to make __________ a part of the core curriculum for all colleges and universities in the U.S.i??
What problem are you focusing on? Look at the assignment instructions again. Imagine what all details and aspects of this problem might be.
What solution are you imagining for this problem? Describe it here in a single sentence.
PARAGRAPHS 2-3: i??There are several important aspects to this problem.i?? Give more in-depth history and extent of the problem (who is affected, how bad the problem is, why its important to solve this problem, what will happen if the problem isnt solved, and if you can find this past attempts at a solution). Give all sources in parentheses.
In the space below, write down everything you can think of about the problem itself (details, who it affects, why it matters).
PARAGRAPHS 4-7: i??To address this problem, ______ should be a part of the core curriculum for all college and university students.i??
In the space below, describe your proposed solution(s). Explain your solutions in detail: what they would look like exactly, and how they would be implemented. BE VERY DETAILED in this section so that your reader really understands what you mean. If something should be taught as a class, or part of other classes, how would it be done? What books would be used? What materials and activities would be used?
PARAGRAPHS 8-9: Explanation and refute of at least one opposing viewpoint and/or possible obstacles in implementing your proposed solutions.
YOUR NOTES: In the space below, write down possible obstacles to implementing the solution (hard to make a class mandatory, some students might not like this class, some people might argue that this skill isni??t really necessary, it might be expensive to pay faculty to teach it, it might be hard to figure out exactly how to teach it, etc). Also, for each obstacle, write down why your solution still makes sense. .
LAST PARAGRAPH: CONCLUSION