Provide statistics and summaries of studies to prove that the problem exists.

A requirement for ENG101 by both the college and the state is that students write a formal research paper.

Homelessness in the US is rising for three reasons: A, B, and C. The consequences of growing homelessness are X, Y, and Z. The most effective way to fix the problem is by doing A and B.
Your thesis must provide arguable claims. Avoid using cliched language such as good or bad or pro or con. Be specific about what you are arguing.
2) Facts regarding the problem: In this section, you should give facts that prove the existence of the problem. Provide statistics and summaries of studies to prove that the problem exists. Feel free to use tables and graphs but make sure to cite them. Make sure your facts show the complexity of the issue. For example, don’t just say that X number of people are homeless; be specific about who these people are. How old, what ethnicity and so on.
3) Argue THREE causes of the problem: In this section, you should provide three causes of the problem and support those causes by evidence. Make sure to discuss each cause in a different paragraph and start each paragraph with a topic sentence.
One major reason for growing poverty in the US is A. According to the CDC, millions of people became homeless after the 2008 recession….

4) Argue THREE consequences of the problem: In this section, you should argue what the three consequences of the problem are and provide evidence to support each in a differnt paragraph.
5) Discuss pragmatic solutions: In this section, you should discuss pragmatic solutions. Don’t just say, Let’s all help those who are struggling: hoping for people to do X or Y is wishful thinking, so come up with specific solutions that you think have a chance of working.