Cause and effect essay

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  • 1. Goals:  You will be writing an essay that effectively shows the cause and effect relationships between Mark’s actions and his friends’ misery. This will be a 5 paragraph essay due Monday 11/12
  • 2. Qualities of a Great Essay  Good Cause/Effect: Clearly distinguishes between a cause and an effect. Establishes a clear thesis statement. Presents information in an effective order.
  • 3. Introduction  Your introduction should introduce the character of Mark. Tell the reader some character traits that you think are important and that explain why he hurts his friends. Examples:
  • 4. Introduction cont.  Your introduction should also explain the quote “Nothing bad ever happens to me,” showing your audience how you will prove it wrong. This is your thesis statement.Example:
  • 5. Body Paragraphs  Each paragraph will focus on one person Mark ends up affecting with his decisions. You will need to find quotes or textual evidence to support your reasoning. example:
  • 6. Conclusion  Explain what Mark or his peers have learned. Describe the theme and how the reader knows that is the theme.
  • 7. Pages for textual evidence  Charlie’s death –Pg 86. Bryon’s emotional pain -148, 158, 159 M&M’s experience with drugs.- 106,117 ***Be sure to explain how your quote shows Mark’s selfishness and impacts others ***