Cause and Effect Essay on Domestic Violence
Essay #2: Causal Reasoning
Causal reasoning links situations and events together in time and explains why something happened, or is happening, and predicts what could happen as a result. Using the techniques from our class discussions, write a 4-6pg Cause and Effect essay on the topic below.
Remember, you are required to use at least two scholarly sources to support your main claim (thesis). You may use expert testimony, statistics, and/or field studies found in the GWC Library database or on a .gov, or .edu, website. You may also use firsthand experiences OR personal examples as well; however, those will not count as your two scholarly sources.
PLEASE VARY YOUR EVIDENCE: meaning, you may NOT ONLY use examples or only statistics. AND, you must use each expert testimony (article, essay, journal, etc.) at least twice throughout the essay. For example, you must quote the article you use at least two different times in your essay using two different quotes. In addition to your sources, your essay must include analysis of the topic, explanation of your sources and how and why they are relevant to your thesis.
You must either establish ONE MAIN cause which has multiple (THREE or more) effects; OR ONE MAIN effect with several (THREE OR MORE) CAUSES. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADDRESS CAUSES AND EFFECTS
TWO scholarly sources to support your main claim (thesis)—you may use up to four.
If you use an expert testimony (article, essay, journal, etc), you must quote that source at least two different times in your essay using two different
Vary your evidence; meaning, don’t just use stats or examples, or expert testimony, but rather combine evidence. For example, use two stats and one article as your evidence; or one field study, two stats and several
When using examples, use many not just one or
Make sure you are clearly showing what the main cause (reason / origin) of the issue is and several effects (results) of the issue; OR, a main effect (result) with several causes (reason / origin).
You are using sources now, so that means you will need to: 1) introduce your sources properly (TAG) 2) cite direct quotes & paraphrases correctly in text (parenthetical 1), and include a works cited page as
As ALWAYS, for EVERY ESSAY in this class: 1) MLA format (12pt font, double spaced, proper heading and last name with page number on top R) 2) MUST include an interesting hook (quote, question, statistic, humor, personal story or definition) and 3) must also include a concluding paragraph that: a) reinstates your thesis, b) ties back to the hook c) indicates some sort of significance for your essay.