A causal analysis asks you to examine either the causes of a problem, why the problem has happened, or what factors have led to a particular problem. To write an effective causal analysis essay the thesis and body paragraphs should focus on 2–4 specific causes (i.e., actions, events, thoughts, attitudes, conditions, or decisions) that have led to the problem you have identified. Writing about causes is an important skill in academic, professional, and real-world contexts, and the ability to identify the causes of a problem is essential in persuasive writing.
Identify a social, environmental, or political problem that is of local, national, or global concern.
Note: Be sure to focus only on the causes of the problem in this paper; do not consider effects or solutions.
A. Write a causal analysis essay (suggested length of 3–7 pages). In your essay, do the following:
1. Address an appropriate topic.
2. Provide an effective introduction.
3. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four causes.
4. Explain the causes of the problem.
5. Provide evidence to support your claim.
6. Provide an effective conclusion.
B. Include at least two academically credible sources in the body of your essay.
1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
A1. APPROPRIATE TOPIC FOR ANALYSIS ESSAY
The submission incorporates an analysis essay and addresses an appropriate topic.
A2. INTRODUCTION The submission incorporates an effective introduction with adequate detail.
A3. THESIS STATEMENT The submission incorporates an appropriate thesis statement that previews 2 to 4 causes.
A4. CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM The submission incorporates a logical explanation of the causes of the problem with adequate detail.
A5. EVIDENCE The submission incorporates logical evidence to support the claim with adequate detail.
A6. CONCLUSION The submission incorporates a conclusion that effectively summarizes the essay’s content.
B. ACADEMICALLY CREDIBLE SOURCES
The submission incorporates 2 academically credible sources in the body of the essay.
B1. SOURCES The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and demonstrates a consistent application of APA style.
C. PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Content reects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.