This 1000 word writing will focus on a local issue that needs attention and propose a way to make an improvement.  The goal of this essay is to propose a solution, or a series of solutions, to a local or regional issue.

Your essay will:

1) make a strong central claim regarding the issue that needs to change or improve

2) provide clear evidence in support of this central claim (this would  include context and background information

3) consider refutations, and clearly address each one

4) project the positive or beneficial results of your central claim (or related claims)

5) use a range of the rhetorical appeals to persuade your audience toward the relevance of your proposal.


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