English 1301 - Composition & Grammar
Assignment #6: Cause & Effect

Reading Assignment
  • The Longman Writer, Ch. 16, "Cause-Effect", pp. 382-418
  • Chopin, Kate. "The Story of an Hour" (Text on the Web)
  • Literature: an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, "The Story of an Hour", pp. 523-525

  • Writing Assignment
    Write an essay in which you examine the causes of Mrs. Mallard's Death.  Your best sources for supporting information for this assignment are the text, observation, etc.

    This essay should be a minimum of 500 words in length.  I will be checking your essay to see that you have included an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement, fully developed body paragraphs with transitions, and a concluding paragraph that neatly wraps up your essay.  Be sure to check your essay for grammar/mechanics and formatting errors prior to submitting it for evaluation.

    Write your rough draft and proof read carefully!  Look for more than just mechanical and grammar errors.  As you read, ask yourself; "have I said what I intended to say?".  When you feel that you have, type your final draft. 

    See pages 526 - 530 in The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief Version for information on proper MLA formatting and the heading for your essay.