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Writing a Solution

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Sometimes a paper will require you to come up with a solution to a problem. Depending on the length of the paper, the amount of detail in your solution will vary. However, regardless of the paper length, here are some applicable guidelines:

  1. The solution should address all the problems raised in the paper. If it does not, and explanation of why it doesn't needs to be in the paper.
  2. The solution does not, however, have to address every single problem that could affect your solution.
  3. The paper should include any important conditions in which the solution would work.
  4. The discussion of the solution should be detailed enough to convince the reader that it works, but should be short enough to be interesting.
  5. The paper should define any unfamiliar terms or concepts in the solution, so the reader can clearly understand what is being purposed.
  6. The writer should sound as confidant as much as possible. Sometimes the evidence will not allow for much confidence, but the writer should be as sure as possible.

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Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . factcouraud. (2007, May 22). Writing a Solution. Retrieved January 08, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/English/introduction-to-writing-academic-prose/writing-a-solution.html. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License