You created a four source annotated bibliography that explored a contemporary social issue. This essay should explore the causes or effects of this same significant social issue impacting your local community.
Determine the variety of causes of your social issue and the effects of this social issue has on your community.
Create an outline of your essay and write a draft from the perspective of an activist who is exposing a reality (the problem) and how this reality presents real circumstances or consequences for those in your community.
Have your draft peer reviewed by a classmate. You can also schedule an appointment with the online Writing Center consultant for additional help.
Revise your essay using the feedback from peers or writing center consultant.
Submit your essay.
3 pages; Typed; 1 inch margins; MLA; Works Cited; Minimum 3-4 sources + 3-4 direct/indirect quotes, one outline.
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction
Introduction: Well-developed introduction engages the reader and creates interest. Contains detailed background information on your contemporary topic. (5pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis
Thesis: Cause and effect thesis.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescriptions/Examples
Description/Examples: The essay successfully introduces (and describes) at least three points to defend your position in detail. (10pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization/Flow/Transitions
Organization: There is superior, logical, and cohesive organization of the document. The essay reveals a logical progression of ideas with a clear structure that enhances the thesis. (5pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion
Conclusion: The conclusion of the essay significantly wraps up the essay and moves beyond restating the thesis. The conclusion significantly synthesizes the impact(s) of the social issue(s) on the writer’s environments. (5pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMLA
MLA Style: The writer accurately set-up their paper using MLA (i.e. heading, font, font size, Works Cited, etc.). 10pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar
Grammar/Usage: The writer clearly followed the conventions of usage, punctuations, and spelling in his/her writing. Demonstrated clear strategies for editing unintentional divergences in grammar, mechanics and sentence patterns so as to meet the expectations of academic discourse. (10pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDocumentation
Documentation: The writer practices appropriate means of documenting their work:
Minimum of 3 sources accurately cited (alphabetical order) in a Works Cited page; minimum 3 direct/indirect quotes properly integrated using MLA style. (10pts)
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Length
Minimum of three pages.
Total Points: 100