Identify a social, environmental, or political problem that is of local, national, or global concern.

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Note: Be sure to focus only on the causes of the problem in this paper; do not consider effects or solutions.

A.  Write a causal analysis essay (suggested length of 3–7 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. (Note: Be sure to focus only on the causes of the problem; do not consider effects or solutions.)
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.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section. 

Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.