Cause/Effect Essay: Assignment Description

Cause/Effect Essay: Assignment Description

  

Cause/Effect Essay: Assignment Description

Assessment grade: 15%                                                                     Due date: Check Moodle

  • Choose one of the following topics and write a Cause and / or Effect essay between 500 and 700 words long.
    • Causes and effects of an economic recession
    • Causes and effects of language endangerment
    • Causes and effects of plagiarism
    • Effects of genetically-modified food
    • Effects of the internet on students’ study habits/skills
    • Effects of social pressure
  • Use at least three scholarly sources and one or more reliable popular sources.
  • Organize the body paragraphs in your essay as follows:
Topics 1-3 Topics 1-3 Topics 4-6
BLOCK MODEL CHAIN MODEL THEMATIC MODEL
Introduction Introduction Introduction
Cause paragraphs (any number) Cause 14Effect 1 (related to each other) Effect 1
  
 Cause 24Effect 2 (related to each other) Effect 2
Effect paragraphs (any number)  
 Cause 34Effect 3 (related to each other) Effect 3
  
Conclusion Conclusion Conclusion

Materials:

  1. Sample Essay 1 (Causes and Effects) (Urban Air Pollution) (With citations and references)
  2. Sample Essay 2 (Cause and Effects) (Women-Going-to-Work)
  3. Sample Essay 3 (Causes only) (Rebels)
  4. Sample Essay 4 (Effects-only) (Plastic Surgery)
  5. Sample Essay 5 (Effects only) (Growing up with Rules)
  6. Cover page
  7. Checklist

Assessment Criteria:

APA mechanics: Cover page, spacing, font size, indentation, capitalization5
Introduction: hook, general background, transition and thesis10
Supporting paragraphs15
Conclusion5
Coherence and cohesion10
Lexical resource (including, range, collocations and spelling)10
Grammatical resources (range, accuracy, punctuation)20
Paraphrasing10
Intext-citation and references15
  
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