Submit 1–2 pages in which you explain a problem that has been troubling you. It might be something in your discipline, neighborhood, or community. It might be a problem in a field that interests you, such as a problem that is keeping you from moving forward in your field. Consider your perspective of the problem and whether others would have the same or a different perspective.
Refer to steps in the Problem-Solving Guidance Handout (see the Learning Resources) as you address the following in your paper:
- Formulate a problem statement.
- Describe your own perspective of the problem. Then, describe the problem from at least one perspective other than your own.
- Answer the following questions about the problem:
o Who is affected by the problem?
o When does the problem happen?
o Where is the problem happening?
o Why solve it? Why not?