Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DOUBLE TEXT RELATED CAUSE ANALSIS ESSAY: THE CAUSES OF HAPPINESS



Happiness is everyone’s ultimate dream and what everyone strives to achieve. Write an essay discussing the factors that contribute to happiness. Use the following thesis statement and the plan below.  You may also refer to the following two texts: Finding Flow (posted) and Secrets of Happiness
Thesis Statement: In the modern world, happiness is closely linked to certain life style choices and attitude.
Divide your development into two paragraphs. Use the topic sentences and notes concerning support below:
Development paragraph 1, Topic Sentence: Happiness is often a result of certain crucial decisions that are made concerning life style.
Support: Discovering one’s vocation rather than just settling for any job, acquiring hobbies and interests that are fulfilling, satisfying relationships (friends, family and other loved ones). Benefit from some of the ideas provided in the reading text “Finding Flow” .
Development paragraph2, Topic Sentence: The individual’s mentality is also a major factor and can contribute to happiness.
Support: Discuss the effects of value based happiness and the satisfaction that is obtained from living according to one’s principles. Use the ideas provided in the text “Secrets of Happiness” by Stephan Reiss Ph.D.

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