ENG-115 Assignment - Determining Causes and Effects – Draft Version

May 23rd, 2014
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Assignment 3.1: Determining Causes and Effects – Draft Version 
Due Week 7 and worth 150 points

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 customers.

Write a 4-5 page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a clear thesis statement.
  2. Describe the major cause.
  3. Describe a leading second cause
  4. Describe two (2) other contributing causes
  5. Describe three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.
  6. Describe three (3) effects on people.
  7. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  8. Provide three (3) relevant and credible sources to support claims.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be 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 assignment are:

  • Identify elements of visual and electronic resources and their uses in writing.
  • 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.
  • Apply the writing process to develop various writing genres.
  • Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.


Points: 150

Assignment 3.1: Determining Causes and Effects – Draft Version

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Provide a clear thesis statement.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely provided a clear thesis statement.

Insufficiently provided a clear thesis statement.

Partially provided a clear thesis statement.

Satisfactorily provided a clear thesis statement.

Thoroughly provided a clear thesis statement.

2. Describe the major cause.
Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely described the major cause.

Insufficiently described the major cause.

 Partially described the major cause.

Satisfactorily described the major cause.

Thoroughly described the major cause.

3. Describe a leading second cause.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely described a leading second cause.

Insufficiently described a leading second cause.

Partially described a leading second cause.

Satisfactorily described a leading second cause.

Thoroughly described a leading second cause.

4. Describe two (2) other contributing causes.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described two (2) other contributing causes.

Insufficiently described two (2) other contributing causes.

Partially described two (2) other contributing causes.

Satisfactorily described two (2) other contributing causes.

Thoroughly described two (2) other contributing causes.

5. Describe three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.

Insufficiently described three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.

Partially described three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.

Satisfactorily described three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.

Thoroughly described three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.

6. Describe three (3) effects on people.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described three (3) effects on people.

Insufficiently described three (3) effects on people.

Partially described three (3) effects on people.

Satisfactorily described three (3) effects on people.

Thoroughly described three (3) effects on people.

7. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely

developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Insufficiently developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Partially developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Satisfactorily developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Thoroughly developed a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

8. Provide 3 relevant and credible sources to support claims.

Weight: 10%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

9. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 25%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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