20 Feb 2012

A Problem-Solution Essay

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Writing Skills

 

A problem-solution essay describes a problem. Then it explains a solution or possible solutions to the problem. A problem-solution essay typically includes three parts:

 - An introductory paragraph with a general introduction, identifying the problem and a thesis statement.

 - 2 body paragraphs: Body paragraph 1 – Introduce the problems. Body paragraph 2 – Introduce solutions.

 - A conclusion with an explanation of how the best solution is helpful and make a general comment. 

Writing Practice

Click here to learn Step-by-Step: How to write a Problem & Solution essay. Download word document probsolvintro and organize the steps.

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Download the Sample Essay- Global Warming and answer the questions.

Download the Sample Essay-Plastic bags to use it as reference for your writing task.

Practice writing the essay by downloading the following word document:

Practice 1Essay writing-Unit 5-Plastic bags. Use the checklist in SB page 97 to assess your writing.

Model answer: Sample Essay-Plastic bag pollution

Practice 2Essay writing-Unit 5-Stress. Model answer: Sample Essay-Stress

Practice 3: Essay writing-Unit 5-Petroleum  Model answer: Sample Essay-Petroleum

Follow this Problem-Solution Essay Outline-Unit 5 for your writing. (IMPORTANT 1)

Download Problem-Solution Essay Outline- Gap fill exercisel Unit 5 (IMPORTANT 2)

Now write about the following topics using the outline given:

You may use this link to map out your essay.

Practice 4: Essay writing-Unit 5-water shortage  (NEW)  Model answer: Sample Essay-Water shortage

Practice 5: Essay writing-Unit 5-Global Warming (NEW)

Model answer:  Sample Essay-Global Warming

Practice 6: Essay Writing-Unit 5-TechnoStress  

Model answer:Sample Essay-TechnoStress

Practice 7: Essay writing-Unit 5-Traffic problem

Practice 8: Essay writing-Unit 5-Teens’ Smoking

Ideas on  Problem-solution essay topics-U5 (IMPORTANT 3)

Use the checklist to help you: Problem solution essay Checklist (IMPORTANT 4)

 Practice: probsolvevocab (NEW)

PowerPoint Model: hmwrk_prob_sol_pres_model (NEW)

 Click here for more samples on Problem-Solution essays. (NEW)

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70 Responses to “A Problem-Solution Essay”

  1. ALI OBAID RASHED OBAID SAIF ALZAABI Says:

    One of the biggest problems the world is facing today is the dependence on Petroleum. Petroleum will be gone with too much use of it. Petroleum can be dangerous to human’s health. This essay will talk about some problems and solutions connected to petroleum.

    There are many problems caused by Petroleum. The first problem is that chemical products are dangerous to human’s health. This affect human body negatively and can cause fatal diseases. The second problem is that humans depend too much on petroleum, which are harmful and nonrenewable chemicals. This will eventually end. The final issue is petroleum that gets on land and water. This will affect human’s environment and the results of killing plants and animals.

    Now I will talk about some possible solutions. The first solution is to use green products that are safe and renewable recourses. This can last for many years. The second solution is using biofuels, which causes much less pollution than using petroleum fuel. This will help for petroleum to last more.

    In conclusion, I think using biofuels is the best solution because it will cause much less pollution than petroleum fuels. In addition, scientists are finding new solutions to use less petroleum products.

  2. saif ali obaid ali al alili Says:

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    One of the major problems our world faces today is the pollution from petroleum. People heavily depend on petroleum in many things for example, we use it as a raw material for many products and a main source of power in most countries. This essay will be discussing about problems and solutions of using petroleum.
    Petroleum causes many problems to people and the environment. Burning petroleum is the main cause of air pollution. When power stations, vehicles, and airplanes burn petroleum, a toxic gas is produced and released in the air. Another issue is that petroleum is nonrenewable so it won’t last forever. That means that someday we will have to find a replacement.

    Now I will talk about some possible solutions. The first solution is to use green products that are safe and renewable recourses. This can last for many years. The second solution is using biofuels, which causes much less pollution than using petroleum fuel. This will help for petroleum to last more.

    In conclusion, the best solution for these problems is to use biofuels. Now, scientists are trying to find better replacements for petroleum.

  3. Ebrahim Ahmed Ateek Says:

    NAME: Ebrahim Ahmed Ateek SECTION: 10-1
    One of the biggest problems facing the world these days is relying on petroleum. Our life relay on it, and many products that are made from petroleum can be dangerous to people life. This essay I will examine some of the problems and solution attached with petroleum.

    There are many problems caused by petroleum. One problem is pollution from fuel may cause global warning. This may have really bad effects on our planet including dangerous weathers and storms. Another problem that if it reaches any water and land can be very dangerous for peoples health.

    Now I will introduce some solutions. One solution is to make every product connected to petroleum made with green products only. I said to change it to green products because it is the safest of em all. The other solution is to is to use biofuels more and more and from other natural plants. Its good because burning biofuels causes much less pollution thus easier and cheaper to get.

    In conclusion, I think using green products is the best solution because they are very safe and are renewable resources. In addition, scientists are looking and trying to get new solutions to get rid of products that are made from petroleum.

  4. AHMED MOHAMED AHMED HASSON ALSHEHHI Says:

    One of the biggest problem facing the world today is the huge dependence on the petroleum .The petroleum is used for everything. As the human use the petroleum the amount of it will decrease so we should limit its usage. This essay will look at some problems and solutions related to petroleum.

    There are many problems caused by petroleum. The first problem is air pollution, which is caused by the burning of fuel. This can cause many health problems such as asthma and lung cancer. Another problem is global warming which can lead to environmental disaster like flooding and hurricanes. The last problem is the chemical waste that comes out of petroleum which can cause water pollution and it will kill the communities there.

    Now I will list the possible solution for this problem. The first solution is to stop using petroleum but it is so hard because all products are made of petroleum. The second is to use solar energy but Scientist said that the best solution is to use biofuels because it comes from renewable source and it doesn’t have toxins as petroleum. These solutions will help people to decrease the amount of petroleum that we use.

    In conclusion, we should stop use it or at least reduce our dependence on petroleum and the best solution is to use biofuels because it is renewable and not toxic.

  5. Ahmed Mahmoud Alshmsi 10/1 Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the pollution from petroleum. People depend on petroleum. It is hard to imagine modern life without petroleum, and this can be dangerous to people. In this essay will examine some problems and solution connected with petroleum.

    There are many problems with petroleum. One of these problems is that the burning fuel is causing a lot of types of pollutions, specially air pollution; it causes global warming and a lot of diseases to people specially to people who have asthma. The second problem is that humans depend too much on petroleum, which is a harmful and nonrenewable chemical. For example some of the products that people use is made up from petroleum.

    Now I will outline some possible solutions. One of the solutions is to make everything from green products because green products are safe and renewable resources. The second solution is to use biofuels instead of petroleum, its renewable and easier to use, and also it is easy to clean up.

    In conclusion, petroleum is useful but it has a lot of disadvantages and we have to find alternative ways such as water power or wind power.

  6. sultan abdulla sultan 10-1 Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the dependence on petroleum. Our lifestyle depends on it, and many products that are made with petroleum can be dangerous to people’s health. This essay will examine some problems and solutions connected with petroleum.

    There are many problems with petroleum. One of the problems is dangerous to our health. Petroleum is hart’s people health. For example, people is getting fever. Another problem is that it pollutes the world. It is the mane sours of pollution in the world.

    Now I will outline some positive solutions. The first solution is to use green products that are safe and renewable recourses. It will not pollute the world to much. the other solution is to is to use biofuels more and more and from other natural plants. Its good because burning biofuels causes much less pollution thus easier and cheaper to get.

    In conclusion, the best solution for these problems is to use biofuels. However, replacing petroleum will cause financial crisis to oil producing countries. Now, scientists are trying to find better replacements for petroleum.

  7. Rashed Mohamed Alzaabi Says:

    One of the major problem the world is facing today is people’s dependence on petroleum. Everyone depends on petroleum and on the petroleum products for everyday use. This can be dangerous and harmful to people. In this essay I will examine some problems and solution connected to petroleum.

    There are many problems with petroleum. One problem is that chemical products are dangerous to human’s health. This can affect human body negatively and can cause fatal diseases. Another problem is that humans depend too much on petroleum, which are harmful and nonrenewable chemicals. The final problem is that the petroleum gets on land and water. This will affect human’s environment and the killing of plants and animals.

    Now I will outline some possible solutions. One solution is to make everything from green product. This is a good solution because green product are safe and renewable resource. Another solution using biofuel product this is good solution because they are safe , plant can grow fast and its alterative product therefor people can relay on using biofuel because it is good solution.

    In conclusion , I think using of biofuel is the best solution because it will cause much less pollution than petroleum fuels and help plant to grow fast.

  8. ABDULLA AHMED ABDULRAHIM ALI NAQI AL AHMED Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the pollution from petroleum. People use too many products from petroleum. But it has negative side it pollute the air and water and this could be very dangerous for human life. This essay will examine some problems and solutions connected with petroleum.

    There are many problems with petroleum. One problem is that petroleum is made from oil, and the burning the oil to made petroleum polluted the air and it cause Global Warming and prating disses. Another issue is that when they transfer the petroleum on the sea sometime it licking and it cause die of animal and it is expansive to clean it.

    Now I will outline some possible solutions. One solution is that to find other solutions like renewable sours for example solar energy and nuclear. Second solution is to change the petroleum to biofuel. This is a good solution because biofuel it made from plant and it is easy to clean.

    In conclusion, we have to find other solution for the petroleum.

  9. omar abdulla al mansoori Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. It is heating in the atmosphere, and this could be very dangerous for plants and human life. This essay will examine the problem of global warming and suggest some solutions for it.

    There are many problems of global worming. One problem is that pollution from fuel that is in vehicles. This is will effect on air pollution, and it will effect on plants. The other problem is that temperature is getting higher because of burning fossil fuel, such as: soil and coil.

    There are many solutions of global worming. One solution is to make every thing from green products. This is a good solution because products are safe and renewable resources. The second solution is reducing amount of using cars because it’s the main consequence of this problem.

    Global worming is bad for any kind of lives on this planet. So we have to be very care full for this problem and this is will effect much more as you think on this planet.

  10. ALI AHMED EBRAHIM AL JASMI Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the dependence on petroleum. Our lifestyle depends on it, and many products that are made with petroleum can be dangerous to people’s health. This essay will examine some problems and solutions connected to the petroleum.
    There are many problems with petroleum. One of the problems is that chemical products are dangerous to our health. It is hard to imagine modern life without petroleum. Our lifestyle depends on it. Petroleum is also part of hundreds of other products that we use every day, for example, medicines, clothes, and toys.
    Now I will outline some positive solutions. The best solution is to use biofuels instead of petroleum, its renewable and easier to use, and also it is easy to clean up, Also we can use solar power as another way to deal with this problem.
    In conclusion, using green products is the best solution because they are very safe and are renewable resources. In addition, petroleum is useful but it has a lot of disadvantages.

  11. OMAR ESAM ALI GHANIM ALI AL ALI Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the dependence on petroleum. Our lifestyle depends on it, In my opinion the petroleum and it’s product are so harmful in our lifestyle. In this essay I’m going to talk about depend on petroleum and to find a solution for it.

    Petroleum causes many problems to people and the environment. Burning petroleum is the main cause of air pollution. When power stations and transportations are burned, a lot of toxic gas will come from air. Another issue is the water pollution that it causes; a lot of people are throwing the waste of petroleum in the water and that will affect the turtles when they will eat them and die.

    I have solution of these problems. First, I advice the companies that produce the cars from petrol to biofuels. Second, We must clean our planet not to throw the waste in it so the government must charge the people how throw the waste in the water.

    In conclusion, the best solution for these problems is to use biofuels. However, replacing petroleum will cause a nice idea for the world..

    Omar Esam ^_^

  12. OMAR ESAM ALI GHANIM ALI AL ALI Says:

    One of the main problem that the world is facing today is stress. Stress is how is the person reflect in his status. The essay will talk about stress, how to you can deal with it , and its solutions.
    Stress is a has become a big problem in our life. First, the school students are having a lot of stress in there education. Exams, H.Ws, and projects are examples about the stressors. Some kinds of stress could be good for a student and sometimes it could be bad for him. Good way is when it keeps you prepared for the exam and bad stress is when it makes them feel angry and moody. There are many solutions such as, studying every thing regularly, come prepared to the lesson, and focus in the lesson. These solutions may solve or reduce the stress in school..
    Another issue is that people don’t know how to manage their stress. That’s a big problem that the student don’t now it . One solution for this problem is to use stress management. Stress management is the ability to control stress in a stressful events. One way of stress management is to make a schedule of times and the things you need to do. Making a schedule will help you control your time. Another strategy of stress management is to do any thing you like to do so you can release stress.
    In conclusion, stress is not always bad some of it is good that can help you in your life event. And you must coup these thing and complete your life.

  13. Ahmed Mohammed Altenaiji Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the petroleum. People Nearly 90% of everything is made of petroleum and people around this planet are depending on them so it’s a big issue. This essay will examine some problems and solutions connected to petroleum.

    There are a lot of problems from petroleum. One issue is that we depend on petroleum too much, and it’s a harmful and nonrenewable source. Most of the products in our life are from petroleum. Another problem is that the petroleum has a lot of chemical substances that are dangerous in our health and life. It can cause diseases too.

    Now I will talk about some possible solutions, there are many ways to deal with this problem. One way is using of biofuels, which come from renewable sources. Another solution is making all products from petroleum to green products. Green products are safe and renewable resources.

    In conclusion, the best solution is using green products is the best solution because they are very safe and are renewable resources.

  14. Manea Ahmad Al-Mannaei Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the bad effects from plastic bags. People use too many plastic bags and throw them away. This could be very dangerous for human life. In this essay, I will talk about some problems and solutions for this problem.
    There are many problems with plastic bags. One problem is that plastic bags are made from petroleum. The animals eat these bags and die from toxins. Another difficulty is that used bags cause a lot of pollution. For example, each year, people throw away 4 billion plastic bags. This has harmful effects on people and the environment.
    There are many things that we can do to solve this problem. One solution is to change the plastic back into oil. This is a good solution because plastics don’t have to be clean to turn into fuel. Making plastic bags out of sugarcane is another great way to solve the problem of plastic bag pollution. This is a better solution because bags made of sugarcane break down quickly and can be given to animals to eat.
    In conclusion, making bags from sugarcane is the best solution to the problem because they don’t create pollution and can be eaten by animals.

  15. MOHAMED OBAID RASHED BRAIKI Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is the pollution from petroleum, people use petroleum every day. And this could be dangerous could be dangerous for human and animal life. In this essay I will talk about some problems and solutions connect to the petroleum problem

    There are many problems with petroleum. One problem is that pollution from fossil fuel it causes global worming. Global worming, is the increase in earth’s temperature may have serious effects on our planet, including dangerous weather and storm. A final difficulty is that all word depends on petrol. So if the petrol stop hall the ward will safer because of this.

    There are several things we can do to deal with petroleum problem. The first solution is stop using fossil fuel. We can do this by switching from oil, coal and gas to renewable energy. A second solution is to use less petroleum and recycle more products. If we use less petroleum and more environmentally friendly, the earth’s temperature may not rise too much.

    In conclusion, making small changes now in the way we live means avoiding huge changes in the future. Scientists, governments and individuals must work together to overcome this serious threat.

  16. Ahmed Mahmoud Alshmsi 10/1 Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the United Arab Emirates today is the shortage of water. Indeed water is important for all living organism. In this essay will examine the problem of shortage of water in the UAE and suggest some possible solution for it.

    There are many problems associated with the shortage of water in UAE. One problem is that the UAE located in a desert. Therefor it has very small amount of underground water, little rain and no rivers. Another issue is that a lot of water is used by the people and the farmer in their houses. Because they get water supply for free, people in the UAE don’t care about the amount of water that gets wasted.
    There are many ways to solve the problem of water shortage. One solution is to grow crops that can survive in salty water and lack of water. Also, recycled water could be used for irrigating farms. Another possibility is educating the people about this serious problem because In UAE many people waste water and they don’t care about it.
    In conclusion, grow crops that can survive in salty water is the best solution to the water shortage problem because the water will be enough for the people and it will save it for future.
    If we work together, we can overcome this serious threat.

  17. AHMED MOHAMED AHMED HASSON ALSHEHHI Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the United Arab Emirates is the shortage of water. Indeed water is the source of life for all organisms. This essay will examine the problem of shortage of water and suggest come possible solution.

    There are many problem associated with shortage of water. One problem is that the UAE is located in the desert so it has a small amount of underground water, little rain and no rivers. Another issue is that a lot water is used by the people in their houses and farmers in their farm Because they get the water supply for free, people in the UAE don’t care about the amount of water that gets wasted.

    There are many ways to solve the problem of lack water. One solution is to use recycled water. The recycled water must be used in farms and industrial things because it is renewable. Another alternative way is to use the underground water. In addition it is the best water to drink and it contains many minerals so it is very healthy to your body.

    In conclusion, water shortage is a serious problem and the best way to solve it is to use underground water because it is healthy and renewable. If we work together, we can overcome this serious threat.

  18. Rashed Mohamed Alzaabi 10-1 Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the United Arab Emirates today is the shortage of water. People always use too much of water. Water is important for people’s life. This essay will examine the problem of water shortage and suggest some possible solutions for it.

    There are many problem associated with shortage of water in the United Arab Emirates. One problem is that the UAE located in the desert . Therefore, it has a very small amount of underground water. Another issue is that a lot of water is used by the people in the houses and farmers is their farms. Because they get the water supply for free, people in the UAE don’t care about the amount of water that gets wasted.

    There are many ways to solve the problem of shortage of water. One solution is to make water available . Building desalination plant can do this. However, some countries could not afford to do this. Another solution is to educate people so they don’t waste water. As a result, this will help to keep the water clean

    In conclusion, educating people is the best solution because this will make water clean and safe for all. If we work together, we can overcome this serious threat.

  19. AHMED MOHAMED AHMED HASSON ALSHEHHI Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the world today is traffic. Traffic is a very common problem in the modern cities. This essay will examine problems related to traffic and suggest some solution.

    There are many problems related to traffic. One problem is that traffic is causing many accidents. When people stuck in the traffic for 3 hours they lost their focus.
    Another issue is that traffic is wasting our effort for nothing and it is also causing Spasm to your muscle. Spasm is a situation in which you can’t move you body easily.

    I will outline some possible solution. One solution is to limit the number of car each family should have. Rather than having 10 cars for one person the new law will force him to have only two cars for each. Another alternative way is to build more highways. If we build more highways the problem will be solved easily because it decreases the load on the other ways.

    In conclusion, the best way to solve problems related to traffic is to limit the number of cars for each family. If we work together we will solve this problem.

  20. AHMED MOHAMED AHMED HASSON ALSHEHHI Says:

    One of the biggest problems facing the United Arab Emirates today is the shortage of water. Water is the source of life so if there is no water there will be no life in the earth. This essay will examine problems and suggest some solution related to lack of water.

    There many problems related to shortage of water. One problem is that UAE is located in Desert so we have lack of rains and we don’t have rivers or lakes. Another issue is that the citizens are wasting the water because they got it for free. The last issue is that water is used for many things such as industries, farming and in houses.

    There are many possible solutions to solve this problem. One solution is to stop offering the water for free. They should purchase to have the water. This solution will teach people how to save the water in order to save their money. Another solution is to recycle water and use the recycled water for farming. The last solution is to use underground water because it is very helpful to our health because it has so many minerals.

    In conclusion, the best way to solve this problem is to use the underground because it is very helpful to our body. If we follow these solutions we will not face this problem again

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