Complete a word count of the entire document and report it at the end of your document before the References section.

Case 1

write a 2-3 page paper reviewing your research on problem solving using the Internet.  In addition to the websites provided:

Mullen, Timothy.  2014. Trident University Writing Guide. Accessed on July 28, 2015 at

Advice on Academic Writing.  University of Toronto Library.  Accessed on July 29, 2015 at

Find and use at least two additional websites on problem solving to write your paper on:

  • How you found your references on problem solving and the key guidelines to identifying credible internet sources
  • Compare the two methods of problem solving that you found and comment on which you think is most useful to you
  • Report any issues you had conducting your research and/or formatting your document in Microsoft Word

Assignment Expectations

Format your paper using the following parameters:

  1. Center the title, your name, and date on a separate page. Use Times New Roman, 14 point)
    1. Bold the title only
  2. Set Left and Right margins at 1 inch
  3. Number the pages
  4. Insert a footer
  5. Introduction:
    1. Left justified
    2. Times New Roman, 12 point)
    3. Line spacing at 1 ½
  6. Middle Paragraphs
    1. Use bulleted list in one paragraph
    2. Insert a picture or chart
  7. Conclusion
    1. Right justified
    2. Times New Roman, 11 point
    3. Line spacing at single
  8. Complete a word count of the entire document and report it at the end of your document before the References section.
  9. Include a References section using the guidelines from the two Writing resources provided above. Include those sites as references in addition to the two sites you found on Problem Solving.


When faced with a problem, what do you do to solve it?  In this SLP assignment you will apply a systematic approach to problem solving.  SLP 1 is divided into two (2) parts. In Part I, of the assignment, you will read three (3) articles that present variations on step-by-step problem solving strategies and then select one (1) of these strategies; you will engage in pre-writing to develop a solution to a problem scenario. In Part II of the assignment, you will present a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem. As Voltaire said, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

Part I

Preparation and Pre-writing: Follow the steps below to explore a problem through reading and writing –

1.  Choose one (1) of the problem scenarios as a topic choice for your paper

Scenario 1: You have worked at your company for eleven (11) years. You have returned to college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in order to increase your chances for a promotion. You are nearly finished with your degree; a supervisor’s position in a competing company becomes available in another state. The start date is in two (2) weeks, during your final exam period for your courses. The position offers a $15,000 per year salary increase, a car allowance, and relocation expenses. Your former supervisor works for the company and is recommending you for the position based on your outstanding job performance; if you want the job, it’s yours. All of the other supervisors at this level in the company have Master’s degrees. You know that you would be expected to earn your Bachelor’s degree and continue on to a Master’s degree. Your present company offers tuition reimbursement, but the new company does not.

Scenario 2: Your child comes home from school with an assignment sheet for a school project. He / she is very excited about the project and begins work immediately, doing research on the Internet and gathering materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that your child is not including all of the required items in the project, and you have some ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You recently read an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of a child developing responsibility for his / her own learning. You recall the many ways in which your parents took over your school projects. You, on the other hand, want to encourage your child’s confidence in his / her ability to complete a project independently. The next day, you are at the grocery store when you see a parent of a student in your child’s class. That parent has spent over $30 in supplies for the science project and is taking a day off of work to put the pieces of the project together.

Scenario 3: You have two jobs—one during the week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and one on Saturday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You are taking two classes—one that meets from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and one class online. You have two kids—one who plays soccer, and one who is in band. You have two elderly parents who no longer drive. You have two siblings—one who lives two (2) miles away, and one who lives in another state. You have two (2) papers due in your classes the same week that one (1) of your children has a soccer tournament, and the other child has a band concert. You are coaching the soccer team, and you are in charge of fundraising for the band. You have a goal t

Type of paper Academic level Subject area
Number of pages Paper urgency Cost per page: