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Expository mode freshman comp002-sec88



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  • Expository Mode:Causal Essay
    Group 2
    Jasmin Selby
    Brittani Cox
    Maurice Gattis
  • It is when a writer explores the causes and/or effects of an event, policy, or situation.
    What is Causal Analysis?
  • Multiple causes of one effect- an outcome is a combination of causes
    One major cause with several effects- one event or factor has various consequences
    Hypothetical effects of a proposed change- “what would happen if…?”
    Causal change- one thing leads to another
    Types of Causal Analysis
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  • How to write a Causal Analysis
    Issues to keep in mind
    Weighing causes or effects
    Choosing internal strategies
    Choosing a topic
    Prewriting, organizing, drafting and revising
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  • Take into account the nature and the importance of each cause and effect that will be presented in your essay.
    Choosing how to structure your essay
    Issues to keep in mind
  • Find the major causes and/or effects that you will be using in your essay and focus on one.
    Know that correlation does not equal causation.
    Recognizing the law of unintended consequences.
    Weighing cause and effect
  • Avoid narrow fixed approaches to your essay.
    Internal strategies you will use will depend on your context which is your subject, focus, audience and purpose.
    Choosing internal strategies
  • Choose a subject that is easiest for you to talk about.
    Choose to emphasize causes, effects, or both.
    Do research based around specific subject that will be use in the essay.
    Choosing a topic
  • Prewriting, organizing, drafting and revising
    Structure your essay by using an outline
    Write first draft and see if there are any errors
    Consider having a peer reviewer
    Once first draft is reviewed, continue to write your revised essay
  • “Black Men and Public Space” by Brent Staples
    An analysis
  • Born in 1951 in Chester, Pennsylvania
    Graduate of Widener University (B.A.) and University of Chicago (Ph.D)
    Notable author and editorial writer for The New York Times
    Known for writing about controversial issues, including race issues and the state of the American school system
    About the author
  • The type of causal essay the author is using is Multiple causes of one effect.
    • first encounter with white woman who
    • people locking doors when near him
    • people crossing to the other side of the street when near him
    • women braced themselves to be attacked by him when passing on the street
    Effects: He changed his behavior to be perceived as less threatening.
    How is the writer using expository mode as a writing strategy?
  • Another type of causal essay strategy the author is using is One major cause with several effects.
    Major Cause: People perceive the author, a black man, as threatening.
    Several Effects:
    • He doesn’t make sudden movements.
    • He is extremely “calm and congenial”
    when he’s pulled over by the police.
    • He whistles melodies to make the
    supposed danger less.
    Another Perspective
  • What is the thesis of this essay?
    • “It was the echo of that terrified woman’s footfalls that I first began to know the unwieldy inheritance I’d come into – the ability to alter public space in ugly ways.” (167)
    What strategies did the author organize his essay?
    • He used transition words/sentences and sequence to organize his narrative. (First, then, over the years, etc.)
    • He used an attention-grabber to gain the audience’s interest.
    Structural Analysis
  • Questions? =)