In life we are often concerned with how and why physical, emotional, or psychological conditions or behaviors affect us. What makes people happy? How do people act when they are frustrated? What are the motives of betrayal? What are the results of being betrayed?
Write a Cause & Effect essay for a popular health magazine. Explore the multiple Causes OR Effects of an emotional, psychological, or physical condition. Discuss reasons, consequences, and/or outcomes.
Include at least one quotation from a reliable source.
Make sure that your essay is well supported with examples, evidence, or testimony.
Download the Cause/Effect Worksheet from the website and complete it.
Read: Effects of a Positive Outlook on Our Lives & answer the questions in the PPT Slide below.
Essay Sample: Effect of a Positive Outlook on Our Lives
Circle & label the hook. Why is a quotation a good way to start?
Underline the background information.
Circle the Thesis.
Underline to the topic sentence of each body paragraph.
In body paragraph 1, according to Hoffman what can a person do to make his or her job more enjoyable?
In body paragraph 2, how does the quotation support the topic of the paragraph?
In body paragraph 2, why is the quotation indented?
What two details from body paragraph 3 illustrate the effects of happiness?
How are the introduction and the conclusion similar?
Instructor: Mr. Faires
Week 7, Fall Semester 2015
Cause & Effect
Quoting from a source
Comparison & Contrast: Peer Editing
A. Peer Editing – get out a sheet of paper & your Formatting Sample. Trade Essays with a partner:
What is your favorite part of the Essay?
What organizational style did the writer use?
What parts of the essay could be supported with more detail?
What one suggestion would you make to the writer to improve the essay?
Check: Title, Spacing, Font style & Size, and general punctuation.