Start a post titled “Causal—Username.” and another titled “Causal Rewrite—Username.”
If you’re ready to start an actual Causal Argument, use this class time to begin the actual process in the “Causal—Username” post.
If you’re not ready to start writing for real, address your Professor in the first sentence, “I could use some help getting started, Professor.” Something like that.
“Here’s what I have so far,” you might continue, “Since I’m researching the connection between actual crime and crime statistics, I think the cause-and-effect relationship is crucial to my thesis. We THINK that when more crime is committed, the CRIME RATE will reflect that in higher numbers. But actually, it’s the NUMBER OF CRIMES REPORTED AND LAWS ENFORCED that count in
the statistics. So . . . “
And before you know it, you’ll be writing your causal argument.
Put the post into the Feedback Please category and the Causal Argument category, and publish it by the end of the day.
Tell me specifically what kind of Feedback you want.