Paper 3 - Causal Analysis Goals To analyze the cause of global warming. To use correctly-documented research-based evidence. To practice revising for focus at the paragraph and sentence level. Overview Write a research essay on the causes of global warming. To do this, carefully read the articles listed below. List the causes they describe. You will not be able to explain all causes in your essay, so you will have to determine which causes are most significant. When you write the essay, be sure to make it clear why these causes are significant. All research used in this essay should come from the sources assigned below. The body of the final essay should be 1,400 words long. It should be typed, in MLA format, with a correct initial header, running header, title, and word count at the end. It should use frequent quotation (at least one per body paragraph) with parenthetical citation and include a works cited list of the required sources below. Remember to ICE (introduce, cite, and explain) those quotations! Each paragraph of the essay should begin with a topic sentence which clearly supports the paper’s thesis statement. Resources & Readings “What is global warming, explained” (National Geographic) “The Deep Anthropocene” (Aeon) “Climate Change: Evidence and Causes” (Royal Society & US National Academy of Sciences) “Arguments” (LSH §W-7) “Synthesizing Ideas” (LSH §R-3) The CRAP Test Thesis statements (LSH §W3b,d,e) Integrating and documenting sources (LSH §R4 & MLAa,c) MLA paper formatting (LSH §MLAd) Evaluation Criteria Content (40%): The paper should respond to the prompt with insight, develop key ideas, be well-documented, and reach the minimum word count. Introduction (10%): The first paragraph should introduce all main ideas, conclude with a thesis statement, and establish a need for the paper’s content. Focus & Organization (10%): Paragraphs should be introduced with topic sentences, coherent, purposeful, and appear in a logical order. Clarity & Mechanics (10%): Writing should be clear, with 2 or fewer mechanical errors per page. Works Cited (10%) - All sources should be cited in correctly-formatted entries. Deadline (10%): Papers up to 24 hours late lose 5% of the paper’s value; papers 24-48 hours late lose 10% of their value; papers more than 48 hours late will not be accepted. MLA Format (5%): The paper should meet all the guidelines laid out in sections 109d-e of The Little Seagull Handbook. File Format (5%): The paper should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc/.docx) or OpenOffice/LibreOffice document (.odt). Apple Pages, PDF, Google Docs shared links, etc. are absolutely acceptable; these will not count as paper submissions.