EN130 English Composition
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth
College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to
use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response
should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer
to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
Using what you learned in Lessons 1 and 2 as well as in this lesson, write a well-developed Causal
Analysis essay on one of the following topics:
What are the reasons for the popularity of a product, musical genre, or game?
Analyze the main causes of a major problem in our society.
What are the effects of mobile phones?
Choose a historical event that interests you and explore its causes
Positive/Negative effects of quitting a job
How your life would be different if you lived somewhere else
The consequences of advertisement on young people
Why you should/should not vote
Your essay, which must demonstrate your understanding of the causal
analysis essay, will be graded using the following scale:
Essay clearly demonstrates the concept of causal analysis
Clear thesis statement/purpose for essay
Paragraph development (includes thesis support, topic sentences,
and paragraph unity and coherence)
Organization of essay (including transitions)
Use of language (includes grammar and punctuation)
You may use outside sources if you document them using APA format, or you may write this essay
based entirely on your knowledge/experience.