In this course, we will work on developing a cause and effect essay. As we do, we will develop reading, vocabulary, and grammar skills necessary to complete the assignment.
The Cause and Effect Essay
Level: Intermediate 2
Instructor: Richard P Carrigan, MSE
College Writing 310 is a teacher-assisted, self-study course designed to build a foundation for academic level coursework.
In this course, you will learn the process of writing a cause and effect essay. You will study strategies for learning vocabulary, understanding authentic reading passages, summarizing, and making outlines. When you have finished this course, you will be prepared to plan, write, and revise a academic level essay.
This course is for intermediate, non-native speakers of English who plan to attend a university in the United States and need to master academic reading and writing skills.
Lessons include video presentations, authentic reading passages, downloadable handouts, and interactive quizzes.
Scope and Sequence | College Writing 3
• Authentic reading passages
• Read for main ideas
• Read for details
• Writing Summaries
• Understand organization of cause and effect essay
• Make an outline
• Write a five-paragraph cause and effect essay
• Revise, edit, rewrite
• Strategies for new vocabulary
• Words from Academic Word List
• Definitions and Word families
• Gerunds and Infinitives
• Express your opinion on the effects of poverty and society.
In this module, you will examine what poverty is, learn important vocabulary words, read a passage on the effects of poverty, and write one-sentence summaries.
In this module, you will examine the organization of a cause and effect essay and how to use direct quotations. We will also look at how to write effective paragraphs and use collocations.
Now it is time for you to bring your ideas together. In this module, you will write, edit, and revise your essay.