Published on November 16, 2007
Cause and Effect Outline : Cause and Effect Outline Inspired by Yili Wen Reading/English 846 Spring 2005 Outline Options : Outline Options Yili brought an outline option to my attention at the end of class on Friday. I had not helped you visualize the essay in this way, and I feel it is a helpful option Slide3: Cause Situation Effect This was the organizational graphic I first encouraged you to use to conceptualize your essay. Here is the Yili (and Leon, and Ramon) inspired option: Here is the Yili (and Leon, and Ramon) inspired option Your cause will be clear from your thesis: Your cause will be clear from your thesis Your paragraphs will explain the effects: Your paragraphs will explain the effects Or you may explain the effect of something, then elaborate on the causes: Or you may explain the effect of something, then elaborate on the causes Your thesis will explain the effect: Your thesis will explain the effect Your paragraph will explain the causes: Your paragraph will explain the causes Optional Essay Outlines: Optional Essay Outlines Cause/Effect Students fail at school because they watch too much T.V. at home Students will avoid homework by watching T.V. Watching T.V. makes students feel passive and sleepy Students see unrealistic stereotypes of what college is like from T.V. programs Effect/Cause Irresponsible dog owners make living in the city impossible Dogs bark at night and keep everyone awake Dog feces stinks up parks and sidewalks Dogs kill cats, who then cannot kill mice and rats to keep our homes free from vermin. Use the format that makes sense: Use the format that makes sense Come to class on Monday with at least four body paragraphs in rough draft form. Write me if you have questions!