1) Identify the global societal problem within the introductory paragraph.
2) Conclude with a thesis statement that states your proposed solutions to the problem.
3) Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence.
4) Show why this is a societal problem.
5) Provide perspectives from multiple disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different parts of society have to say about this issue.
6) Construct an argument supporting your proposed solutions, considering multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution.
7) Provide evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed solution is viable.
8) Interpret statistical data from at least three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources within your argument.
9) Discuss the validity, reliability, and any biases.
10) Identify the strengths and weaknesses of these sources, pointing out the limitations of current research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. (You may even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain statistics from sources.) Locate a peer-reviewed scholarly source and provide statistical data that you found surprising on the topic.
11) Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from your solution.
12) Provide at least one positive ethical outcome as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from your solution.
13) Explain at least two ethical issues related to each of those outcomes. (It is important to consider all of society.)
14) Develop a conclusion for the last paragraphs of the essay, starting with rephrasing your thesis statement and then presenting the major points of the topic and how they support your argument.