Cause and effect of Teenage suicide

Write a 3.5 to 4-page paper.

Two credible sources are required!

Plan your essay with a clear sense of purpose. What is your purpose: to express, to inform, to persuade?

Who is your audience? Is this information interesting to them? Is this information even important? Will my audience learn from me?

Will you focus on causes, effects, or both?

Identify Primary Causes and/or Effects.

Develop your thesis; make sure it identifies the topic, makes an assertion about the topic, tells whether the essay focuses on causes, effects, or both.

Decide on your organization. Will you use chronological, most to least, or least to most?

Additional Tips

Provide well-developed explanations; provide sufficient evidence, offer solid evidence that causal relationship does exist. Use strong transitions! Because, since, as a result, therefore are useful in a causal analysis.

Offer a satisfying conclusion by “book ending” your discussion effectively. You may want to end by showing consequences of particular actions or express hope for future actions.

Topic Suggestions

Most young people do not need to be told to enjoy life. They do. Personal growth and social experience provide teenagers with what adults often label as the “best years of one’s life.” For some teenagers, however, problems are overwhelming; recent statistics show an alarming increase in teenage suicide. What do you think are some major causes of teenage suicide? Explain in an essay.

Some Thoughts on Cause and Effect taken from John Chaffee’s Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing
As we perceive and try to make sense of the world, we experience the human tendency to ask why things are: Why do some marriages endure for years and others end in divorce? Why does a northern area of the country have relatively mild winters for several years, then a record-breaking blizzard? When we ask such questions, we are asking about (1) causes, factors that contribute to events and bring them about, and (2) effects, events that result directly or indirectly from other events. Much thinking about causes and effects occurs in an impromptu way as we attempt to guess why things happened the way they did. For example, in the case of a divorce, we might say, “I think the marriage failed because of money problems.” Though that might in fact be the reason, it is important to realize that it is only a guess. Determining causes is a complicated business since

an event can have more than one cause,

an event can have various types of causes, and

determining causes with certainty is often impossible.