In this shorter essay, you’ll use your critical thinking and research skills to write an expository essay, specifically one on cause and effect (see suggestions below).
Owl at Purdue (Links to an external site.) explains that “The the expository essay is a genre of essay that requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner.”
Prompt: In this expository essay you will conduct research to help explain the cause and effect of a particular issue. You will utilize evidence (logos) you acquire to support your essay. Because this is not an argumentative essay, you will not include a counterargument and rebuttal.
- Your essay must be 750 words minimum, MLA format.
- Include a minimum of two sources and a Works Cited page.
Some interesting and fun suggestions for your cause and effect essay:
- medical students cheating on exams
- effects of eating fast food for every meal
- social media to improve social skills
- homelessness in our communities
- the effects of having pets
- the effects of second-hand smoke on public health
- the effects of aliens landing in your hometown
- the rise of online education
- the effects of robots replacing humans in the workforce (think Matrix or Terminator!)