This technique of technical writing is important because we commonly use this skill when we encounter a problem and need to find a solution. For this assignment, you should focus on solving a problem and then come up with four or five different possible solutions. You will then evaluate the choices in terms of four or five criteria and make a recommendation of which solution seems best based on the interpretation of the facts.
The introduction should state the problem, which is the purpose of this writing, and the scope of the possible solutions and criteria involved.
The body of your paper should have a paragraph for each of the criteria, explaining why it is important and how each choice ranked within that section.
Then, in one or more paragraphs, you should go through each of the choices and look at the pros and cons of each choice.
Finally, for the conclusions section, you should include your final recommendation, explaining why this option was the best and why the others are not recommended.
Before coming to class to do the in-class writing, you should create a chart that lays out the choices and the criteria. You are allowed to bring this chart to use for the in-class writing, and you should refer to this chart in your writing and leave it with your paper.
In addition, you must use at least three outside sources to help you to interpret the facts and make a recommendation. You should create the works cited page beforehand, bring it with you to class, and leave it with your paper, which must have in-text citations.
This paper will be written in class and should be between 500 and 800 words. You are only allowed to bring only your table and your works cited page to class, so if you are worried that you won’t be able to remember which sources provided which information, you may include this information in your chart in order to help make the process of including in-text citations a little easier. One way of doing this is to number your sources and then insert the numbers into your chart.