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Cause-Effect analysis is always present in our everyday life. All the time we talk about the causes of an accident or the effects of eating junk food.
In academic reflection, cause-effect analysis is done in considering, for example:
causes of pollution, of school dropouts, of infections, etc.
effects of implementing a new teaching method, etc.
You will be writing a cause-effect essay in this Unit. A cause-effect essay encourages the development of critical thinking by examining possible causes of a phenomenon or possible effects (consequences) of it. This examination should be careful causing naive thinking to be replaced by evidence.
Cause-effect essays can be 1) on causes only; 2) on effects only; or 3) on causes and effects.
For the assignment, you must choose one among the three possibilities and make that clear for the teacher. Further instructions for that can be found within assignment#3.
To complete the unit, you must:
- watch the videos on cause-effect (recommended)
- do the activity 'reflecting on the effects of isolation' (mandatory, read by Celso, feedback by Luiza)
- do the activity 'contribute with you choice' (suggested)
- read the guidelines for assignment#3
- do assignment #3 - first steps - (mandatory, read by Celso, feedback by Luiza)
- do assignment #3 - first version - (mandatory, feedback by Celso and by Luiza)
- do assignment #3 - final version - (for grading, feedback by Celso)
note: for this essay, you must use external sources and include as in-text citation and reference list.
* before you begin writing, you'll need to research your topic. Learn what other people say about the particular issue. You really need to consult expert opinions. Scholarly journals, credible professional websites and university websites can provide you with a good starting point.