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Causal reading discussion

Given a topic
Write for given time
Do not stop writingif you get stuck, pick a word
and just keep writing it until your next thought
comes through


In what ways can causal essays impact readers?

Write the question.
Answer the question. How does it line up with one of the
readings? Why?

Jeremy, Bobby, Brandon, Jason, Lauren
Austin K., Candace, Jennica, Austin D., Jacqueline
Reasoning Errors
Houda, Brendon, Charles, Vernon, Marcus
Brianna, Izaak, Nicole S., Nicole B., Jake
Thesis & Details
Jess, Levi, Abi, Scott
Apply your assigned elements to each of the following
readings. Be prepared to extensively discuss your
findings with the class.
Knapps Why We Keep Stuff
Luscombe & Stinchfields Why We Flirt (on Weebly)
Dobbs Beautiful Brains

Meet in the following groups. Share your knowledge of
your previously assigned element with the group.
The purpose is for all group members to fully
understand all of the elements in each of the

Causal Analysis
Choose ONE of the readings
Write a 3-4 page essay discussing the effectiveness
of the authors causation techniques
o Writing process; MLA format
o Introduction
o Body paragraphs
o Conclusion
o Grammar & mechanics

Rough drafts Wednesday, November 9
Final copies Monday, November 14
Bring food!