Assignment: Determining Causes and Effects
Select one (1) of the following scenarios on which to focus
your cause and effect paper. Research the topic and include credible sources to
support claims. Identify your purpose clearly, incorporate audience needs,
establish a desired tone, and organize information/claims effectively.
1.The President of Strayer
University has asked you (a full time university professor) to write about the
major causes and effects of stress on college students. The paper will be
presented to senior administration in order to help students have a more
positive college experience.
2. The director of your state
unemployment agency has asked you (a public relations specialist) to write about
the causes and effects of unemployment on an individual/family. The paper will
be presented to the agency as they make decisions about reaching out to those
who need jobs.
3. The CEO of Bank of America has
asked you (a financial analyst) to write a paper on the causes and effects on
not keeping a personal budget. The paper will be presented to the communications
department of the company so they can create budget forms for
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which
- Provide a clear thesis
- Describe the major
- Describe a leading second
- Describe two (2) economic
effects of the cause..
- Describe two (2) effects
- Develop a coherently
structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
- Provide three (3)
relevant and credible sources to support claims. Note: Wikipedia and
other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page
containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s
name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are
not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
- Associate the features of
audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
- Recognize the elements
and correct use of a thesis statement.
- Recognize how to organize
ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
- Incorporate relevant,
correctly documented sources to substantiate claims.
the writing process to develop various writing genres.
clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing
technology and information resources to research selected issues for this