Type of writing expected – Cause and Effect and Comparison-Contrast
Length requirements – 500 words
Formatting requirements – MLA format
Documentation format – MLA citations necessary
Amount or type of research expected – Minimal outside research necessary
Write a cause and effect essay discussing a historical event. Be sure to focus on either the cause or the effect of the event. Also, try to focus your paper on a specific event. For example, instead of writing about the Second World War, you should focus on a moment in that war, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor. Remember to be specific and detailed in your writing. Some things you might want to think about:
What was the causal chain that led to the event?
What were the ramifications of the event? How is the world different because of it?
Students will practice different types of invention strategies.
Students will appeal to the emotions of their audience in their own essays.
Students will write effective introductions.
Students will experiment with analytical skills.
Students will practice cause and effect and comparison.