Causal Analysis Argument about the Media, writing homework help

Essay 2 Instructions and Checklist

Analysis Argument about the Media

In Module/Week 5, you will write a 1000-word
(3–4-page) causal analysis essay in response to one of the following prompts:

  • Select an
    image(s) from an electronic source that exemplifies your position on the
    effect of television in American culture. Your argument must show that a
    cause-and-effect relationship does or does not exist between TV and
    behavior, health, intelligence, or morality, etc.
  • Select an
    image(s) from an electronic source that you think exemplifies your
    position on the effect of advertising on American youth. What do
    advertisements tell young people they should value? Argue a causal
    relationship between American advertising and the attitudes and behaviors
    of American youth.

Follow the writing processes guidelines: gather all of your
information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by
developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline for your essay. Format the
thesis statement and the outline into a single Microsoft Word document using
current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree
program). Submit the thesis and outline by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of
Module/Week 4 for instructor feedback.

As you compose your essay, be sure to:

  • Follow the
    writing style required by your degree program (MLA, APA, or Turabian).
  • Use
    in-text citations to cite works.
  • Integrate
    at least 4 quotations, 1 summary, and 1 paraphrase into your essay.
  • Include a
    references or works cited page containing any and all sources you cite in
    your paper, including images. You may use 1 or 2 images in your essay to
    support your argument, but each must not take up more than one-third of a
    page (with 1-inch margins), and they will not contribute to the total page
    count for the assignment.
  • Use the Essay
    2 Grading Rubric, the Outline Suggestions document, and the proofreading checklist
    (provided below) to draft and revise your essay.
  • Include
    your thesis statement and outline on a separate page at the end of the
  • Type your degree program
    and which style of writing you are using (MLA, APA, or Turabian) on the
    title page of your so that your instructor can grade your essay

Be sure to fully cite all quotations,
summaries, paraphrases, and images. If
you fail to give credit for outside material, it will be regarded as plagiarism
and will result in a “0” on your essay and possibly course failure.

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of
Module/Week 5 and include a title page, the essay itself, a
works cited/references page of any primary or secondary texts cited in the
essay, and the thesis/outline page. Do not forget to write your
degree program and whether you are using MLA, APA, or Turabian on the title page
and in the “Submission Title” field when submitting your paper.


Part 1:

Read through your paper and check the appropriate boxes on
the chart below. If any area of your paper needs revision, make sure you
correct it before submitting your essay. One of the best ways to proofread your
writing is to read it backward to forward, sentence-by-sentence. This helps you
to see words and ideas that you may have missed. Another very successful tool
for proofreading is to read your work out loud to someone else. Individuals often
think that handing their paper to someone and asking them to read it is the
same thing, but it is not. Instead, ask someone to listen while you read your
own words. You will immediately hear what you missed or will want to improve in
your writing.



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1.  Clearly
shows my opinion

2.  Tells
a story that reflects my opinion

3.  Contains
pathos (emotional) appeals

4.  Contains
ethos (values/belief) appeals

5.  Contains
logos (factual) appeals

6.  Title
reflects my issue and opinion.

7.  Contains
appropriate header for my discipline (MLA, APA, Turabian)

8.  If
using current APA format, contains properly formatted title and abstract

9.  Double-spaced

10.  Margins
are 1-inch wide on all sides.

11.  Font is 12-point
Times New Roman.

12.  References/Works
cited page includes all sources used for this essay.

13.  Checked
the spelling

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