Topic for both Essays – Unemployment I will upload additional instructions and rubrics for both essays. Causal Analysis Essay: Causes of Unemployment A. Write a causal analysis essay (suggested length of 4–7 pages). In your essay, do the following: 1. Address an appropriate topic. 2. Provide an effective introduction. 3. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four causes. 4. Explain the causes of the problem. 5. Provide evidence to support your claim. 6. Provide an effective conclusion. B. Include at least two academically credible sources in the body of your essay. 1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission. Your introduction to your causal analysis essay will clearly introduce the problem that you are writing about. Give general background information on the topic that the reader needs in order to understand the thesis. The introduction is a good place to explain the significance of the problem or issue that you will be discussing in your essay, before you start presenting the causes. Alternatively, you can include a paragraph, after your introductory paragraph, in which you discuss the scope and nature of the problem, rather than putting all that information in your introduction. Your thesis statement, which is the final sentence of your introduction, is where you clearly state the problem/issue and the causes of that problem. Your thesis statement, which is the final sentence of your introduction, is where you clearly state the problem/issue and outline 2-4 causes of that problem. Be aware that you’re writing a causal analysis. This means that you will have to identify why the problem occurs, not the effects of the problem. Here is a sample thesis for a causal analysis: ______________ is a growing problem in the . today caused primarily by _________________, _________________, and _________________. Following the essay introduction are the body paragraphs. In these paragraphs, you discuss the individual causes of the problem/issue in more detail, using outside research whenever possible to support your claims. The paragraph following the introduction should begin with a clear topic sentence that introduces the first supporting point presented in the thesis statement. Make sure each thesis point is developed into at least one body paragraph of your essay. Remember, too, that this essay asks you to incorporate at least two sources in your body paragraphs. When you introduce evidence to support your point, describe the evidence and explain how the evidence supports your point and your main claim. Cite your sources using APA in-text citations. The final paragraph of the essay is the conclusion, where you restate the thesis and summarize the major points you made throughout the essay. Many causal analysis essays will end with a call to action, where the writer urges the reader to take an active response to the problem. Proposal Essay: What can be done to address unemployment A. Write a proposal essay (suggested length of 5–7 pages). In your essay, do the following: 1. Respond to one of the given topics. 2. Provide an effective introduction. 3. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points. 4. Explain the significance of the problem. 5. Propose a clear recommendation, with support, to solve the problem. 6. Provide an effective conclusion that includes an evaluation of the importance of the topic. B. Include at least three academically credible sources in the body of your essay. 1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission. Introduction: Be clear about the problem and provide background information that leads to the thesis. The thesis should convey the problem, solution, and feasibility of the solution or how it will work. The two examples below are useful thesis templates for the proposal essay: An effective way to address the problem of _______________ is to do __________, _______________, and __________________. OR The problem is ________________, and the best ways to solve this problem are _____________, ________________, and ____________________. The body paragraphs should state clearly the reasons for your proposal. You should offer evidence to support your recommendations and convince your reader that your proposed solution adequately addresses the problem. Don’t forget to provide a discussion of the feasibility of your proposal: address issues of practicality, cost, or any other factor that may make your audience decide against your proposal. Below is a useful outline for structuring the body of the proposal essay: Explain the significance of the problem and detail the problem (this can be a paragraph right after your introduction). Explain how the first solution you list in the thesis will resolve the problem. Explain how the second solution you list in the thesis will resolve the problem. Explain how the third solution you list in the thesis will resolve the problem. Your body paragraphs should detail all the solutions proposed in your thesis points and explain to your reader why they will be effective. Introduce evidence to support the point, give the evidence, and explain how the evidence supports the main claim. The essay should end with a conclusion that restates the thesis, summarizes the significance of the problem, and reiterates the main points of the argument. Do not introduce any new information in the conclusion. At least three sources should be cited on your reference page. It’s important that you have 1:1 correspondence in your paper. This means that every time you use an in-text citation to cite a source, that same source must appear on the reference page at the end of your paper. Similarly, if you include a source on your reference page, that same source must appear at least once as an in-text citation in your paper.