Rgument against Cell phone use while driving

These are instructions for the assignment. I am located in Asheville, N.C.. I need this to be somewhat of a local problem, state problem or regional issue. The assignment needs to focus on the dangers of cell phone usage while driving. This is an argumentative research paper. Create an argument against cell phone usage while driving.

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Your assignment is to propose a solution to a problem that exists in your community, school, place of employment, etc. You must choose a problem with which you personally are familiar. It also must be a problem that is limited in scope to a local area not a federal or international problem.

Your paper must contain all of the components outlined below. If your paper does not contain all of the following components, IT WILL NOT PASS.
1. Interview Research Component see detailed instructions below
2. Internet/Written Research Component You may use the Internet or any other source of printed material that contains information relevant to your proposal. You will need a minimum of three (3) written sources. Copies of these sources must accompany your final paper.
3. Composition Component 1 Explain the main cause of the problem
4. Composition Component II Create a viable solution to deal directly with the cause of the problem (see details on solutions section below)
5. Composition Component III Incorporate an extended example that illustrates how the solution will actually work
6. Composition Component IV Identify counter arguments and alternative solutions.
7. Documentation Component Your research paper must contain no less than five (5) in-text citations (quotes either from interviews or from other written research material). You must include all research sources on an MLA Works Cited Page
8. Format Component The final proposal must be typed (12 point font), double spaced, and must be at least four (4) full pages in length.

Step 1. Identify an effective audience
The audience for this paper will be the individual or group of people who have the authority or power to implement your solution. Your audience cannot be Society”, People”, Leaders”, Criminals”, or any other general group of people. Your audience must be someone specific a person or group to whom you could actually deliver this proposal. The goal of step 1 is to identify a potential audience for your paper.

Step 2. Gather Contact Information for Audience
Now that you have identified who might be able to do something with our proposal, find out the specifics for this audience.




Phone #:________________________________


Step 3. Interview
You will need to interview your audience as part of the investigation into your problem, as well as part of the solution. Below are some questions that represent information you will need in order to make your proposal convincing. You should generate a list of your own questions as well. The goal of step 3 is to be completely knowledgeable of your audience and what it will take to present them with a convincing viable proposal.
” How knowledgeable of the problem are they?
” Will they agree that a problem even exists?
” What do they think the main cause of the problem is?
” What solutions have they tried in the past, if any?
” What do they think is the main obstacle to dealing with the problem?
” Have they supported alternative solutions in the past?

Step 4. Write a summary of your interview investigation.
The summary should be at least half a page in length. Save your interview summary as a separate document. You will submit this written summary when you turn in your final research project.
Step 5. Develop Your Own Solution
Creating a solution that will actually have a positive impact is generally the most difficult task. In fact, if there were an easy solution, the problem wouldn t be much of a problem at all. Most societal problems demand some form of a change in behavior, lifestyle, or process. There are generally four different ways that we can affect a change: punishment of restriction, reword or benefit, education or awareness, and process or policy.

1. Punishment or restriction We see this form of solution as the easiest, quickest, and most common form of behavior modification. Unfortunately, this kind of solution generally seems to be the least effective. If you use this form of solution, you will need to concentrate your argument on showing how your idea will overcome this traditional ineffectiveness.

Briefly describe one example of this kind of solution that society currently uses. Example does not have to relate to your specific argument topic.

2. Reward or benefit This form of solution is appealing because it is positive and leads one to believe that the community is being enhanced in more than one way. This kind of solution also generally has an immediate impact, which makes it appealing. However, rewards and benefits can be costly to a community. Also, the general populace often doesn t view the reward as beneficial enough to change the behavior. Generally, individual members of society will only do something that benefits them directly and not what benefits the community as a whole.

Briefly describe one example of this kind of solution that society currently uses. Example does not have to relate to your argument topic

3. Education or awareness This form of solution is often incorporated with one or both of the above. By itself, this kind of solution is often effective in the long-term but is generally overlooked because it rarely has an immediate impact, therefore, leading to the perception that it is a waste of time. Because the impact is long-term, it is also difficult to show that the behavior change came as a result of this solution.

Briefly describe one example of this kind of solution that society currently uses. Example does not have to relate to your specific argument topic.

4. Process or policy This form of solution assumes that behavior isn t really the problem, but that instead the process or current policy used is at fault. The solution in this case involves suggesting a different process or policy. This can be difficult especially if the process currently used has been in place for a long time. Your argument here will have to show exactly what is wrong with the current process and how your solution will correct it. Also, like education, process or policy solutions can often take a long time to have a noticeable effect. Like education, this kind of solution can be easily incorporated with the first two.

Briefly describe one example of this kind of solution that society currently uses. Example does not have to relate to your specific argument topic

5. Your Solution Now that you ve considered different kinds of solutions, think about which one(s) would have the most effective impact on the problems you are dealing with. As you can see, each kind of solution has its own set of drawbacks, so part of your argument must focus on how your solution overcomes these obstacles. Part of your research should also include finding examples of similar solutions that have been used in the past or in other related cases.

Briefly describe some of the specific elements of your own solution. Be sure to include some discussion of the obstacles that your solution will face.
Your examples of the 5 types of solutions should be typed up as a separate document and submitted when turn in your research project
So, what am I expecting you to turn in for this project? Three thing: a written interview summary; your five example solutions, and the final research project, which must include all of the requirements listed in #7 & #8 on the list at the top of this page.