Choices: Trace a series of events using a causal chain (historical, cultural, personal, etc) What do you see as the leading causes



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Shutt, DE Cause and Effect

Write a 500+ word Cause and Effect essay in MLA format with a specific thesis.


Choices:

1. Trace a series of events using a causal chain (historical, cultural, personal, etc)

2. What do you see as the leading causes for divorce? Address effects as well. Use case studies of families you know as evidence.

3. Why do many teenage relationships fail? Explore the causes but address effects. Use case studies of relationships you know.

4. Many children and teens watch a lot of television / play video games. What effects do you see? Also address causes. Use case studies of people you know.
Thesis

5 Strong and clear 4 Good; could use clarity 3 Weak and vague 0 No clear thesis


Format: MLA

5 perfect 4 some errors 3 Many errors 0 No MLA


Mechanics

5 Almost perfect 4 some errors 3 Many errors 1 Chaotic; distracting


Style: sentence variety; vivid language; good verbs

5 Strong throughout 3 Weak and vague; needs revision

4 Good; adequate; could tweak places 1 Chaotic; distracting
Structure: organization; transitions

5 Strong and clear throughout 3 Weak; multiple changes needed

4 Good; some places could be revised 1 Chaotic; distracting; not organized
Content: Support of thesis

10 Strong support; examples strong; cause and effect strong

9 Good support and examples; minor revisions could be made

7 Adequate; needs more development in areas

5 Weak essay; needs more development throughout; vague

3 Weak and vague; causes and/or effects not addressed; short required length

1 Clearly not cause and effect; does not fit prompts given
Brainstorming: find and complete a graphic organizer for cause/effect

5 WOW! You have a lot of ideas!!

3 Weak; could use more

0 Did not complete


Extra Credit: (+4) Use 6 words correctly from list (bold)

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/23400

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