Modeling the Process
It is always a good idea when you are doing something for the first time to watch an expert. Here are some helpful tools to guide you through the process. The first resource is a video of someone actually writing a problem-solution essay on Depression. Watch the way this writer goes through the process and listen to his think-aloud as a model for the way you should coach yourself.
Here is a reference guide that will help guide you through the process:
Step 1: Select a topic
Topic: It is time to get rid of the penny.
Step 2: Research:
Step 3: Organizing