- Use first person
- Assert your academic voice
- Choose a topic related to a problem you would like to address; ask a question about how to solve the problem. The question must start with the phrase, â€œWhat would it take to . . .?â€ Answer the question with a thesis that names the problem, cause, and solution.
- Describe why you made your final selection and discuss in some detail the key concepts you think are important to that particular topic.
- Explore a stateor localsocial issue in your area, at least one of its causes, and a potential solution. For your topic, the social issue should be a problem that can be proven to exist and has potential to be solved.
Begin by stating a thesis that defines the problem, identifies and evaluates at least one aspect of the cause, and offers one potential solution. These three pointsâ€”problem, cause, and solutionâ€”will be used as level I headings for the major parts of the body content.
- The paper should be 6-8 pages in length (double-spaced), plus a reference page, and should use a minimum of eight credible sources. The CSU-Global Library is an excellent place to search for credible, scholarly sources.
- Document and citation formatting should be in conformity with the CSU-
- The issue is that your paper is simply focusing on why being a working mother is stressful. The problem with this is there is no “So what” or potential solutions where you ca really ply your critical analysis skills.
Here’s why “so what?” is important. Being a parent is stressful. Being an employee is stressful. Being a person is stressful. Stress alone is not a justification for change.
Why is it importantfor our whole society that we support working mothers more? Your paper seems to be focusing on general definitions of stress, and why working mothers experience it. My biggest suggestion is to focus on why we as a society as a whole will benefit from supporting working parents more in their efforts. By not doing so, what do we lose? Don’t think of this in personal terms, like laying more of the load on other employees who will resent it and damage their own personal time and stress levels, or putting the impetus on small employers who cannot afford to support the families of working parents. Research and examine ways we can collectively engage with this issue, that can arguably benefit more than the individual, working parent.