Cause and Effect Essay
Due Friday by 11:59pm Points 100 Submitting a file upload more than 650words
The student has an appropriate introduction that provides an adequate overview of the topic. The introduction contains a clear thesis statement that establishes the topic and whether the paper will address a cause, an effect, or both.
The overall essay is broken into clear, logical paragraphs with clear transitions and topic sentences. The paragraphs follow a logical order, provide clear evidence and rational explanation, and build toward supporting focus stated in the introduction.
The student has clearly addressed what details caused the particular event or occurrence the paper focuses on. And/or, the student has clearly addressed what effects were caused by a particular circumstance or event and why those particular effects were the result.
The student has clearly established the purpose of their overall discussion (to explore, to learn, to educate, to advise, etc.). There should be a clear sense of what can be gained through an analysis of these causes or effects.
The student has not resorted to oversimplification (post hoc fallacies, etc.) in discussing their overall topic. While this assignment may require no actual outside research, the student does need to clearly provide logical reasoning (explanation) for why the causes or effects occurred.
The student has incorporated a clear conclusion that goes beyond simply summarizing the topic to include the potential implications of their analysis.
The student has followed punctuation and grammar rules throughout the paper. The student has also paid attention to accuracy in spelling and the overall formatting of the paper.
The student has met the minimum word count for the assignment.