INTRODUCTIONProposal arguments are common forms of writing, especially in the professional world. The goal of a proposal argument is to propose a solution to solve a problem. This task requires you to propose a clear solution to a specific problem and then provide evidence to support your recommendation.SCENARIONote: Choose only one of the following topics for your essay.• How can the United States lessen its dependence on fossil fuels?• What can be done to improve the college graduation rate?• How can a city promote the use of public transportation?• What can be done to promote better health for the American population?• What can be done to address the problem that you discussed in your causal analysis essay in Task 3?Note: If you respond to this topic in your Task 4 essay, please include a note at the top if your essay that lists your Task 3 essay topic, like this: TASK 3 Topic: Causes of the high cost of healthcare in the US.REQUIREMENTSA. Write a proposal essay (suggested length of 4–7 pages). In your essay, do the following:1. Respond to one of the given topics.2. Provide an effective introduction.3. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points.4. Explain the significance of the problem.5. Propose a clear recommendation, with support, to solve the problem.6. Provide an effective conclusion that includes an evaluation of the importance of the topic.B. Include at least three academically credible sources in the body of your essay.1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.RUBRICA1:GIVEN TOPIC FOR PROPOSAL ESSAYNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate a proposal essay and does not respond to 1 of the given topics.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission does not incorporate a proposal essay or does not respond to 1 of the given topics.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates a proposal essay and responds to 1 of the given topics.A2:INTRODUCTIONNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate an effective introduction.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission incorporates an introduction with no or limited detail.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates an effective introduction with adequate detail.A3:THESIS STATEMENTNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate an appropriate thesis statement that previews any main points.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission incorporates a thesis statement that previews 1 main point.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates an appropriate thesis statement that previews 2 to 4 main points.A4:SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROBLEMNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate a logical explanation of the significance of the problem.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission incorporates an explanation, with limited detail, of the significance of the problem.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates a logical explanation, with adequate detail, of the significance of the problem.A5:RECOMMENDATION TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate a clear recommendation to solve the problem.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission incorporates a recommendation, with limited support, to solve the problem.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates a clear recommendation, with adequate support, to solve the problem.A6:CONCLUSIONNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate a conclusion.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission incorporates a conclusion, but it does not effectively summarize the essay’s content.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates a conclusion that effectively summarizes the essay’s content.B:ACADEMICALLY CREDIBLE SOURCESNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not incorporate any academically credible sources in the body of the essay.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission incorporates 1–2 academically credible sources in the body of the essay.COMPETENTThe submission incorporates 3 academically credible sources in the body of the essay.B1:SOURCESNOT EVIDENTThe submission does not include in-text citations and references according to APA style for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.APPROACHING COMPETENCEThe submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized but does not demonstrate a consistent application of APA style.COMPETENTThe submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and demonstrates a consistent application of APA style.C:PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONNOT EVIDENTContent is unstructured, is disjointed, or contains pervasive errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar. Vocabulary or tone is unprofessional or distracts from the topic.APPROACHING COMPETENCEContent is poorly organized, is difficult to follow, or contains errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar that cause confusion. Terminology is misused or ineffective.COMPETENTContent reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.
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