the extent of the information you must provide about the problem, consider the
letter recipients understanding of the problem.
Body: Your Proposal
Explain the specifics of your proposal. What are your solutions to solve this problem,
step by step? What is the cost? How is this cost incurred? What ideas do you have for
funding your proposal?
Justify your proposal. How will your proposal solve the problem? Why is this proposal
Concede or refute the counterarguments: Will the letter recipient have certain
preconceived ideas about the subject? How can you address these counterarguments
without diminishing your argument? Note: You will lose points from the rubric if you
do not address the counterargument.
Conclusion: Your Argument
Take into consideration your chosen audience and his/her interests. Use persuasive
techniques to align your proposal to the audiences ideals. You may use more than
one concluding paragraph if needed.
See the end of this document for more specific information about formatting your letter
You are required to use source information, including ideas you learned from the interview
process wherever it will prove your point. In addition to the interview itself, you should have
at least two other credible sources, for a total of at least three sources. Note: If you do not
meet the source minimum, the rubric will automatically be scored down.
Since this is a letter, you will use signal phrases (i.e., As Fugle describes…) and omit
parenthetical citations (Fugle). You must include a Works Cited page for this assignment.
Good, informative signal phrases will be important in order to make sure your sources are
credited (example: Fugle, a well-known environmental researcher, explains the problem
As with all college writing, you must include a strong thesis statement and take care to avoid
logical fallacies while following the other standards for academic writing.
You might use this as a guideline in crafting your thesis:
Valley City should (add solution suggestion), which (add how it can be funded) and (add justification),
although (add counterargument focus).
Here is a more specific example:
Valley City should (use its largest abandoned warehouse for a new recreational center to hold before
and after-school programs), which (can be conveniently funded by the tax stream that was being
used to construct Main Street until this point), and will (provide the final elementhousingin order
for local schools to also implement a before-school program(, and although (some community
members do not believe before- and after-school programs are necessary(, they should (review the
high number of students apprehended by law enforcement during the hours before and after-school
programs would operate).
The guidelines for this assignment are as follows:
Length: This assignment should be at least 500 words.
This assignment has a special format (letter style), so you will not use a typical header
Single-spacing, with a double-space between paragraphs (see below)
Standard 12 point font (Arial, TimesNewRoman, Calibri)
1 margins on all sides
Save the file using one of the following extensions: .docx, .doc, .rtf, or .txt
Since this is a formal letter format, you will not underline your thesis statement.
Please scroll to the next page to see a sample letter format.
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