Asual Arguments-Abolishment of Electoral College

Do more than summarize from a cause or effective perspective. An analysis that offers a clear assessment of the problem along with a viable reason or result pertaining to the issue is what makes an effective casual perspective. Remember that in a casual paper the cause/effect relationship can occur in one of the following ways. Stating a cause (The Reason) and its singular or multiple effects (Results). Stating an effect (The Results) of a particular problem.

Causal Analysis: Essay Guidelines
Students Goal: To write an analysis using one of the topics in the essay overview from a cause or effect perspective.

Instructor Perspective: I am grading you on how well you establish a thesis that is clearly from a cause of effect perspective and how well you support your thesis.

Things to Avoid:

DO NOT forget to review the entire essay overview sheet before finalizing your paper.
DO NOT write on both cause and effect. This is not the assignment and will result in a failing grade.

DO NOT attempt to write this essay without having researched your perspective first.
DO NOT write about whether or not you agree or disagree with the topic. This is not the assignment and will result in a failing grade.

Essay Organization:

The introduction should start off with an opening sentence that grabs the readers attention, but is not a cliche, unnecessary defining of a word or question. Consider your perspective and utilize information that will relate to your thesis. Remember you are introducing the thesis. Make sure that the paragraph flows in a natural order. The opening sentence should be followed by sentences that reflect your sub-topic points. Do not waste time with unrelated examples or overused statistical data. The last sentence of your introduction should be your thesis. The thesis should reflect either a cause or effect perspective and should be specific. Avoid using the words Causeor Effect”. Your thesis should be able to establish this on its own. Remember a thesis is arguable, not an observation or statement of fact.

The body paragraphs that follow should reflect each of the sub-topics mentioned or alluded to in the introduction. Make sure that your sub-topics are relevant and supportive of your thesis and make sure that your sub-topics relate to one another. Failure to establish clear and effective sub-topics will prevent you from establishing strong analysis. Analysis will occur when you prove how your sub-topics (your reasons or results) make your thesis true. Your goal is to make sure that each body paragraph connects each point to the thesis. The reader should be able to understand the logic behind your process. At this point, you should also have strong supporting data. Make sure you have done the research and that you can provide sources that support your sub-topic points.

The conclusion should be more than repeat of the introduction. Use the conclusion to offer expanded thought. In the case of causal analysis consider from the effects perspective the long-standing and far-reaching potential of the effects you mention. From the causal perspective consider the same and possible forecast of the causes discussed. The goal should be to finish the paper, not just abruptly come to an end.

Proper heading (top left-hand corner with student name, course number, Short 2 and date)
Centered original title
3-4 pages typed and double-spaced
New paragraphs are indented
No extra spaces between paragraphs
No cover sheets
No templates of any kind; paper should be typed in a blank Word file
1-inch margins all around
12-inch font (Times New Roman)
3rd point of view only
Works Cited page if sources outside of the textbook are used (does not count towards page
Last name_First Initial_Short2a? (Ex: Okedeyi_R_Short2.doc).