UMUC 6962 Week 4 Cause-Effect 3 Essay draft Prewriting Worksheet

UMUC 6962 Week 4 Cause-Effect 3 Essay draft Prewriting Worksheet

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Prewriting Worksheet Cause and Effect 3 Essay draft (Research supported) By Professor Scott A cause is what makes something happen. An effect is what happens as a result of something. Cause and/or Effect: You are to analyze either causes of a phenomena or the effects of a phenomena. Please chose one (preferalby cause) of these two strategies for your essay. There are t wo kinds of thesis statements for cause and effect essay Explicit ( 101 students: You will be using this kind of thesis statement ) An explicit thesis is when you make the point of your paper very obvious, like when the thesis statement is included in the introductory paragraph. That way people are reading through your paper, already knowing where your argument is going to end. Implicit (an advanced form of thesis statement. It is easy to get lost in the process. ) An implicit thesis is when you do not make your conclusion obvious. It is like making the end of your argument a surprise. The thesis statement develops through the content of your essay rather than being obviously said. Thesis Statement : Thesis statement has a controlling idea ( the cause/effect, i.e. your claim ) and the three main point(s ). Note: 101 students you will be using three main points in your thesis statement. What are the causes or effects?_________________________________________. What is your main purpose ( controlling idea )?________________________. What are the three causes or effects (3 main points) ? Summarize them. 1._____________________2.___________________3._______________. My thesis statement is: Example: Researchers have found that the cause(s) of _________ is due to 1._________2.______________3.____________. ) _ __________________________________________________________ _____________ ______________________________________________________________________. My topic sentence for the introductory paragraph is : Example: Researchers are examining the cause(s) of _________ is due to 1._________2.______________3.____________. _ __________________________________________________________ _____________ ______________________________________________________________________.
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Introductory paragraph Write the topic sentence: The claim What is your main purpose, your claim ( Controlling idea) ?___________________.
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