Ssay 4: Writing to Show Cause and Effect: Autism

Title Week 8: Essay/Memo 4: Writing to show cause and effect
Due Mar 28, 2012 11:55 pm
Status Not Started
Grade Scale Points (max 100.0)

Essay 4: Writing to Show Cause and Effect

Write an academic essay where you show a clear relationship
between cause and effect, with a topic chosen from your
major field of study, your work life, or your personal
life. Here are some examples of topics from your textbook
and from successful student papers:

Causes of symptoms or conditions (medicine and healtha autism, ADHD, cancer, sports-medicine related
injuries and treatment)

Causes of student success or failure, effects of teaching methods or tools (online learning, adult learners, returning students, homeschooling)

Causes of business growth and failure, marketing, business trends

Causes and effects of climate change, ecological change, scientific phenomena
(adapted from Russell 196)

You may have other ideas and are not sure how to use them in a cause and effect essay, so feel free to ask and have a topic approved or get ideas as to how to shape your topic into a cause and effect framework.

You will write your essay in the third person, and you will use the APUS Online Library Proquest and/or EBSCO article databases to find a minimum of three sources for your essay. Integrate the sources using MLA format. Do not use the open web. All essays should be 500-100 words, in MLA format, and contain the writeras checklist for cause and effect writing. Follow your instructoras instructions for Turnitin, located in Announcements. Essays are due by Wednesday of Week 8, to allow for grading and feedback before the end of the course on Sunday, Week 8. Here is the checklist for Essay 4:Writeras Checklist for Cause and Effect Essay

1. Have I identified the cause or effect I am analyzing in my thesis?

2. Have I explained the cause-and-effect relationship convincingly?

3. Have I organized my causes and/or effects logically?

4. Have I used sound logic?

5. Have I concluded my essay effectively?

6. Have I proofread thoroughly?

Attached are a sample template and a grading rubric for Essay 4.

Additional resources for assignment
ENGL101 Essay RubricSakai.doc (36 KB)
sampleEssay4checklistSakai.doc (31 KB)