Proposal Argument Essay Assignment A Policy Proposal as a Guest Editorial Write a 1200-1,350-word policy proposal related to the sale, trade, or donation of human organs using five to seven academic resources. The policy proposal should be suitable for publication as an editorial in a college or city newspaper or in a publication associated with a particular group, such as a church newsletter or employee bulletin. The voice and style of your argument should be aimed at readers of your chosen publication. Remember to not use first person pronouns (I, me, us, we, our, my, mine) or second person pronouns (you, your, yours) in this guest editorial writing, unless given permission by your instructor. Your editorial should have the following features:
1. Identify the problem related to the sale, trade, or donation of human organs. (Problem Identification: Low Voluntary Signup for organ donation)
2. Persuade the audience that you have selected that this is a problem that needs solving; give it presence. (Urgency of the problem) Shortage of organs due to low number of donations
3. Propose action offering specific details to show how the actions will help alleviate the problem. (Public education on organ donation to end taboos and misconceptions on organ donation which will increase voluntary signups)
4. Justify your solution; the reasons why your audience should accept your proposal and act on it. (a) Voluntary organ donation increase through public education drive will prevent the adoption of presumed or mandatory consent which are unethical. (b) Public education will end black market organ donation. (c) Will reduce the cost of getting a local organ. etc
This essay is NOT simply a persuasive essay on organ sale, trade, or donation. It is an argumentative proposal that offers a practical and justifiable solution to a problem related to organ donation. First Draft Grading • You will receive completion points for the first draft based upon the successful submission of a complete draft. • Because your first draft is a completion grade, do not assume that this grade reflects or predicts the final grade. If you do not consider your instructor’s comments, you may be deducted points on your final draft. Final Draft Grading The essay will be graded using a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations. Sources • Include in-text citations and a references page in GCU Style for FIVE to SEVEN scholarly sources outside of class texts. • These sources should be used to support any claims you make and should be present in the text of the essay. • Use the GCU Library to help you find sources. • Include this research in the paper in a scholarly manner.