Identify a Social Issue and Argue Why It Matters

Identify a specific social issue and argue why your audience should care about it. Explain what can reasonably be done about it. Solutions presented should be realistic and explicitly mapped out.

Answer the questions:

  • Identification of the issue. Who and what does it affect? Where is this an issue?
  • Argument for why this issue deserves attention. Why is this an issue? Why does this issue matter? Why should we pay attention to this?
  • What can we do to address this issue? Who will be responsible? Why? How will your ideas work? Why will your ideas work?