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ENG 106 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussions

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ENG 106 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussions

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ENG 106 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

As you have learned in the lectures in Topics 1 and 4, a causal claim argues that one thing leads to another (e.g., “Increasing levels of acidity in sea water are harming the oceans’ coral reefs.”). A causal chain links causal claims together as links in a chain. There is an excellent example of how to use direct explanation in the creation of a causal chain on page 262 in your textbook.

Summarize the causal chain used by the writer in the article from The New York Times. Was the argument persuasive? Why or why not?

What has caused the growth of selling human organs, a concept unthinkable 100 years ago? What has caused the growth of selling human organs on the black market?

What are the causes you will write about in your draft?

 

ENG 106 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

As the lectures for this topic indicate, there are two ways to argue effectively that one phenomenon causes or influences another: causal chains and inductive reasoning. The most common and persuasive approach is the former, in which each step in the cause-and-effect process is itemized and explained. There is an excellent example of how to use direct explanation in the creation of a causal chain on page 262 in your textbook.

Develop a causal chain showing how the invention of the automobile led to changes in sexual mores (Ramage, Bean & Johnson, 2012, p.260).

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