​Problem Solution Essay

What problems have you solved recently?

List at least three problems:
  • Me and my brothers fight
  • Football or baseball?
  • Playing with Ryan or Blake

Choose one of these problems to write a problem solution essay.

Me and my brothers fight.
These are two ideas I thought of to solve the problem.

Solution Idea #1
Don't talk to my brother
Solution Idea #2
Stay away from my brother.

What Happened:

My brother started being mean.

What Happened:
He started a fight.

Problem Solved!

I stayed away from my brother.

Guidelines for Writing a Problem Solution Essay

I. Paragraph 1: Introduction - In a short way, catch your reader’s attention and introduce the problem.
· This paragraph should introduce the problem to readers.
· Give any background information leading up to the problem.

Paragraph 2: Solution Idea #1 - Tell what you did first to solve the problem.
· Give details to describe what happened.

Paragraph 3: Solution Idea #2 - If the first idea didn’t work, tell what you did next to solve the problem.
· Give details that described what happened.

Paragraph 4: Conclusion – Clearly explain how you solved the problem.
· End with a concluding sentence or two that sums up the ideas in your essay.
· Tell readers what you will do differently next time for a similar situation.