Assignment/ General Description
Explain and argue the causes of a situation, an event, a phenomenon, or a trend that interests you after reading our selected articles/ essays/ short stories. Narrow your topic enough to treat it in detail and provide more than a mere list of causes. When seeking causes, you will have to decide carefully how far back to go in your search for remote causes. Moreover, you must be sure to distinguish between the immediate causes and the remote causes of the situation you are analyzing. For this assignment, you have complete control of the topic of your essay. However, please note this is not a PRO or CON essayâ€”abortion, gun control, the death penalty, global warming, etc., are all weak topics unless you organize and focus them correctly for this paper.
Within your article, you can answer the following questions: What motivates the author to write? You might use your read stories, articles, or books to investigate the causes and effects of your culled content. (Select any of the authors whose work was read in class to base your Analysis).
In addition to merely arguing the cause of a particular topic, you will need to back up your assertions with researched evidence. You will have to research your topic to find evidence that helps you argue your cause. We will have time in the library and access online resources to help you find evidence to make your arguments. You will cite your sources and quotes in APA citation format. Let me be clearâ€”this part of the assignment is non-negotiable: papers without research or citations will earn a low grade. As a result, you must have a work cited page at the end of your paper. This paper is between 1500- 2000 words.
Your paper should:
-Be 1500-2000 words long.
-Argue the causes of your particular topic and use research evidence (including direct quotes) to support your claims.
-It should also distinguish between immediate and remote causes, focusing on immediate causes first.
-Remember, 3 is the magic numberâ€”assertion, evidence, importance.