Essay Rework – Causal Argument

Subject: Cancel Culture – A “causal argument” is when a writer looks at a situation to determine what — in his/her mind supported by research — caused something to happen or has prevented something from happening.—This is the final essay of the semester. Please revise the 3-part claim (written in a shit rush), and use it in the last sentence for the first paragraph.—Three-Part Claim: Cancel culture came to into being in order to voice grievances of wrongdoings but hasnow shifted into pure unadulterated persecution of persons before proven guilty and ruins lives unnecessarily, and we can fix the illegitimacy by making sure that all grievances voiced are genuine, not allowing people to create businesses in order to wrongfully persecuting others online and in person, and making sure that claims are lawful and justice before “doxxing” or unjustly harassing persons online or in real life.—A. Write a 3-part claim (here the argumentative part will be the “why” or “why not” underlying the situation.) The claim combined with a little bit of history could comprise your introduction paragraph.
B. List all the reasons you can think of that caused the situation, or kept the situation from happening. Doing so in an early paragraph shows your reader that you are well-versed on the topic and have considered all angles.
C. Pick one or two reasons you agree with.
D. Locate at least two pieces of research that supports the reasons you want to advance. Each should come from a different source. You will be looking for statistics, expert opinions, accounts of actual events, etc.
E. Think about what someone would use as an argument against your opinion. Discuss it and then do one of the following: concede (which means give in to that point) or argue back.
F. Close the argument essay with a conclusion that offers some forward thinking– maybe how to fix or avoid an unfortunate situation in the future or discuss how to have a better chance of success in the future. Remember that readers want to come away from an argument feeling like the conversation matters to them.—
RUBRIC
DocumentationUse the Reader-Based Documentation (RBD) process
—Publication ElementsHeadings, line spacing, and indentions are correct. Title is inviting.—Revision of ContentCarefully consideration has been given to the content. Additions of examples have been incorporated. Introduction is strong, concluding with a strong 3-point claim. Conclusion answers “who care” and/or “why is this important.”—Research SupportStrong research has been provided that goes beyond a simple Google search. The techniques that have been taught and practiced in this course have been done correctly. The research provided goes beyond “common knowledge.”—PunctuationThe writer has made improvements over the semester in eliminating punctuation errors. The specific types of punctuation taught have been used correctly.—Rhetorical DevicesSome rhetorical devices have been incorporated for style—Introduction (your text refers to this as “overview.” As we have discussed several times now — some history and discussion of the topic in general followed by the 3-part claim.) The history/background paragraph/s usually discuss some type of problem. Remember that we are writing argumentation which indicates the topic carries some sort of controversy. One effective way to address this section is to spend a little time discussing the current controversy.—Claim — use the claim you submitted and had approved in last week’s module.Body (the text calls it confirmation) This section should give a few reasons in support of your claim. For this type of essay, you will be discussing the why or why not of your topic. For example, say your claim has something to do with the fast food industry being responsible for “overweight America.” You would talk about why you believe so and provide research to back this up. One paragraph might discuss convenience, another high calorie content, a third the gimicks like happy meals and collectibles, etc. Ideally, you should strive for 3 reasons why — but two strong ones can be just as persuasive.—Rebuttal/Concessions — here you will discuss the opposition. Granted, you probably already addressed this in the background section when discussing the controversy. Revisit the main argument against your claim. Follow this discussion with your rebuttals — what you would say “back” to the opposition’s points of view. At times, you will make concessions — or said another way, you will “give in” to part of the opposition’s points. Very little in life is black or white.—Conclusion — at this level of writing, your conclusion should not simply be the Reader-Digest of the entire paper. (As I am typing this, I am wondering how many of you are old enough to know what that magazine was – ha!) Anyway, the conclusion should answer the questions: so what? who cares? why is this important? how will the future be better or worse if your claim is not adopted, agreed with, etc.? Think of it this way, a conclusion is what you want your reader “to conclude” from all that you have said.