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ENG 165 Societal Problem and Solution Presentation (Ramsey)

1. Getting Started

Exclamation PointFirst Things First - Assignment Requirements

Before you begin work on any research project, examine the assignment for requirements. 

Q. How long is the presentation? 

You will create a 2-3 page memo-style short report.  This will include in-text citations and a works cited page.

Q. How many sources?

You will use a minimum of three credible sources.  

Q. What kind of sources?

Sources can include journal articles, magazine or newspaper articles, webpages, E-Books, and print books.  

Q. How do you cite sources?

For this assignment, you will use MLA format for your citations. You may want to remind yourself what information you need to create the MLA Works Cited page and in-text citations.

Q. When is it due?

How long do you have to work on this project? Plan out your time carefully and make sure you take the time to complete each portion of the assignment.


Identify a Societal Problem 

The first thing you need to do before you begin this project is to identify a problem that you're going to research.  You will identify a problem that a non-profit organization could address and then develop a solution to the problem.  Be sure to read your assignment carefully.  

Some examples of societal problems include:

  • Homelessness
  • Illiteracy
  • Hunger
  • Domestic Violence
  • Disease Prevention
  • Obesity
  • Child Abuse