I am doing my research argument paper on global warming. My professor suggested writing it in terms of a cause consequence analysis which allows speculation about long term consequences of global warming based on available data. I am wondering if you have any ideas about how to form an outline, what i should write about/ points i should talk about, etc. I have a huge case of writers block and would love any ideas and suggestions!!
I am thinking about writing about like the sea level, disease, extreme weather, etc.
would this be a good idea?
Well, there is so much written about global warming that it should be easy to find examples of what people can write about it, but it is also very important to avoid just doing something others have already done.
Read an article, and write a paragraph about it's main idea. Do this for about 3 articles, and you'll have three body paragraphs. That is when you should look for the main idea emerging in the paragraphs and it will become the thesis statement at the end of the first paragraph.
You should make an argument about the long term consequences, just as the prof suggested. Start by reading one article, and write one body paragraph about it. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!" --ancient Chinese adage :-)
But do not try to plan it before you read some articles. The reading must come first, and every time you read something you can write a paragraph about it.