How to structure your argument essay in the case of problem and solution or cause and effect essay questions

It can be hard to write a quality cause and effect or problem and solution essay in under 300 words.  In this video, I explain how to go about doing this.

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5 Responses to How to structure your argument essay in the case of problem and solution or cause and effect essay questions

  1. Megan says:

    Hi Ryan, great video! I have a question regarding the examples in the essay.
    I always see that you provide examples of both your own experience and subjective phenomena/statistics/trends. When I practice writing, I sometimes have problem coming up with the latter, statistics in particular, because I do not have enough knowledge on the real-world situation of the topic. I was wondering, if the argument is a common sense but I don’t have detailed knowledge on it, is it risky if I make up statistics to support my argument?
    For example, if my argument is “TV commercials have the capacity to raise people’s awareness of celebrating national holidays”, can I make up an example such as “Statistics/The literature/Surveys show(s) that …has significantly increased by 15%.”?
    To my understanding, IELTS tests the ability of using language, not fact checking. Using statistics seem to make argument strong. However, I don’t know if examiners will actually question the statistics. I hope to get your opinion on it.
    I look forward to getting your response. Thank you!

  2. Divya says:

    Thank you Ryan, this is an excellent essay. Thanks for uploading it as it very well describe how to present problem/solution essay. It was quicker than I expected. Now, It clears my confusion about how and when to present problems with their solutions. Love your work!!

  3. charlotte says:

    thank u again ryan for a very helpful video presentation!!! more power!!

  4. Ali says:

    Dear Ryan what will be our response if the question asks to discuss the causes and give our solutions. For example if the above question comes in this manner,
    “Why are so many people forgetting the actual meanings of ocassions? Discuss the reasons and give possible solutions.”
    Do thesis,outline sentences and supporting paragraphs will only be abt the reasons of the problem. wat abt the solutions then.

  5. mazen says:

    hi i caold not find the video please help me on this

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