The key to solving any problem in personal, academic, and professional environments is to first identify the cause(s). Any time you try to answer the question â€œWhy?,â€ you use causal analysis. This ability to analyze the relationship between cause and effect is a very important trait for success. In this Discussion Board assignment, you will practice this critical reasoning skill by preparing a cause-and-effect or problemâ€“solution outline post and then peer review the posts of your classmates.
Think of an issue or a problem that you have observed within your city, town, workplace, neighborhood, or civic group. Be sure to pick something that you are willing to share with your classmates. Prepare a post that provides a brief description of the situation, and then present a cause-and-effect or problemâ€“solution outline of the issue or problem. Review the posts of at least 2 of your classmates.
Specifically, your post should include the following:
- A brief description of the issue or problem
- The focus of your outline (cause-and-effect, or problemâ€“solution)
- A thesis statement
- 3 body paragraph topic sentences
- A concluding paragraph