For this essay, you will need to find four or more sources. At least two of them should be found in the DeVry Library databases, and two others may come from high-quality, credible internet sources. The purpose of using these sources is to provide support for your ideas in the form of facts, statistics, or expert opinions.
All sources listed in the references must be cited in text; all sources cited in text must be listed in the references. Double-check before submitting your finished essay.
Length: Four to five pages (1,000 to 1,250 words)
Compose the essay using Microsoft Word and using 12-point Times New Roman.
Format and cite sources using the seventh edition of APA. Consult Chapter 14, pages 389–420, for a sample essay and numerous types of citations.
Cause and Effect Essay Assignment Rubric
Introduction and Thesis
An appropriate topic is chosen from the list of approved topics or was approved by the instructor. The introduction provides a rationale for the topic choice, as well as a clear and convincing thesis.
The essay is organized according to the effects of a cause, causes of an effect, or a causal chain. The chosen organization is logical and consistent throughout.
The essay features a well-developed discussion based on the organizational structure. The essay identifies the most important effects of the cause, causes of the effect, or elements of the causal chain. The essay meets or exceeds the minimum length requirement.
The essay includes APA style in-text references to at least four relevant, high-quality sources. The essay includes a correctly formatted references list.
Style and Mechanics
The voice of the writer is clear, distinct, and appropriate. The writer’s message is clearly communicated with appropriate spelling and use of grammar and punctuation. Errors do not significantly interfere with meaning.
The assignment meets or exceeds the above criteria.
Topic: The cause and effect of bullying in schools.
Purpose: My purpose of choosing this topic because I feel as it happens often. I would love to look further into the why and what can be done to make less bullying as possible.
Audience: I would love to share this information to the educators, students, and parents.
Thesis: My thesis is some students are growing up in broken homes, causing them to act out and be mean to others. They are not receiving the love and attention that they need and desire from their love ones, which makes them seek validation but in a not so nice way.