Clearly define a problem by outlining what, where, when, and who the problem impacts in order to prepare the reader for the solution. Assignment Tasks:
Your problem statement should have four parts to it:
1. Describe the goals, desired state, or values your audience considers important and that are relevant to the problem. (Use “however,” “presently” or similar to connect to part 2)
2. Describe a condition that prevents the goal, state, or value discussed in statement.
3. Using specific details, show how the situation contains little promise of improvement unless something is done.
4. Propose your solution (the use of the first person is fine in the problem statement) and refer to the type of report that you are proposing.
Your problem statement for this assignment should not exceed 200 words.
Depending on whether you select a Problem-Based Proposal Report or a Feasibility Report, your language will be slightly different. In a Problem-Based Proposal Report you are proposing a solution to the problem and in a feasibility report you are comparing and assessing the feasibility of existing proposed solutions.