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1 Cause and effect essays

2 Effect Children watch a lot of TV They don’t study Their grades drop
They don’t exerciseThey become obeseThey don’t interact with real peopleThey don’t develop social skillsEffect

3 I missed class the day before
I didn’t studyI failed a math testContributory causeMain causeEffect

4 remote cause immediate cause effect I failed a math test
I didn’t studyI was out sick for two months when multiplication tables were taught in the 3rd graderemote causeimmediate causeeffect

5 Chain of events causes My grandmother passed away two nights ago.
My house was full of family for two days.I missed classI didn’t get the noteseffectI didn’t check my teacher’s wikiI failed my English test.

6 For cause and effect essays
It’s important to askHOW not WHY

7 A cause and effect thesis
It makes clear the causes or effects of the situation you are discussingIt tells your position on the relative importance of the causesIt makes clear the order in which you will discuss the causes or effects.

8 When deciding to cheat most students do not seriously consider effects like getting the wrong answers, losing a teacher’s trust, and compromising academic honor.Sample thesis for cause and effect essay

9 Focus on HOW….not why Organize your cause and effect essay
Put causes and effects in chronological orderPlace the least important cause or effect first and then build up to the mainBegin by writing about events that were not causes and then explain what the real causes wereBegin with the most obvious causes or effect and move to more subtle factorsFocus on HOW….not why

10 The effect of a parent, teacher, or friend on your life
Assignment. Select a prompt and develop a flow chart of the causes /effect.Sample promptsHow can power test a person’s character? What Is the effect of power on a person’s character?The effect of a parent, teacher, or friend on your lifeThe effects of cramming for an examinationThe effects of peer pressureWhy some students cheatThe effects of growing up with a personal computerThe effects of poverty on an individualWhy one college course is more rewarding than anotherWhy many people don't bother to vote in local electionsThe effects of racial, sexual, or religious discriminationWhy people exerciseWhy people keep petsThe effects of computers on our everyday livesWhy some people choose not to carry a cell phoneThe environmental effects of bottled waterWhy reality shows are so popular

11 The effects of pressures on students to get good grades
The effects of a coach or teammate on your lifeThe effects of not keeping a personal budgetWhy so few students read newspapersWhy baseball is no longer the national pastimeThe effects of stress on students in high school or collegeThe effects of moving to a new town or cityWhy growing numbers of people shop onlineThe effects of the steady increase in the cost of going to collegeWhy students drop out of high school or collegeWhy some roommates don't get alongWhy many teenagers run away from homeThe influence of a book or a movie on your lifeThe effects of music downloading on the music industry

12 Sentence practice on sentence strips
SimpleCompoundComplexCompound complexLongMediumShortTelegraphicImperativeInterrogativeExclamatoryDeclarative

13 Sentence beginnings Subject verb Subordinate clause
Prepositional phraseInfinitiveVerbalAdverb

14 ThesisEffect 1Effect 2Effect 3

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16 Introductions for cause and effect essay
Get the attention of the audience with an interesting statistic, or hypothetical situation.Concede that there are other sides to the issue and list the possible causes or effects that are not to be given much time in the essay.The thesis must be includeed.

17 Paragraph development
Must be a debatable topic sentence. Without debate or controversy, you will hit a wall when trying to elaborate on a detail.There must be details from your own experiences, observations, and other media.Each detail must be accompanied by elaboration (also know as commentary, opinion and analysis.)Other methods of development may be included.

18 Choose a favorite teacher and complete this sentence.
AssignmentChoose a favorite teacher and complete this sentence.Mr./Mrs. __________ is a _____________teacher.debatableFollow this with one or two sentences of opinion about how that detail shows the truth of the topic sentence.Underline your opinion sentences to show me it’s opinion. (don’t do this on the test)

19 Effect essay Paragraph 1 Intro (3 sentences, no more than 4)
Introduce the EVENT to be discussedGive any necessary background information about the EVENTThesis statement (sets up the outline or structure for the paper)Ex. “ Three effects of … on …”Effect essay

20 Paragraph 2 Body (4-6 sentences) Write a sentence that identifies the first effect of the event. Give 2-3 sentences of detail or explanation about the effect. Transitional sentence using a cause/effect transition word from the list.Effect essay

21 Paragraph 3 Body (4-6 sentences) Write a sentence that identifies the second effect of the event. Give 2-3 sentences of detail or explanation about the effect. Transitional sentence using another (different) cause/effect transition word from the list.Effect essay

22 Paragraph 4 Body (4-6 sentences) Write a sentence that identifies the third effect of the event. Give 2-3 sentences of detail or explanation about the effect. Transitional sentence using different cause/effect transition word from the list.Effect essay

23 Paragraph 5 - Concluding paragraph (2-3 sentences)
Restate your thesis but use different words (do not copy word for word)Choose 1 of the following ways to END your essayAdmonition or instruction: what the reader can do about the issuePrediction: an insight into how the future might be different, better or worse.Strong, punched statement: prehaps a one-sentence paragraph with powerful meaning.Anecdote: a brief history that reiterates the essence of the issue or situaton.Pointed question: leaves the reader thinking.Echo: circles back to the leadEffect essay

24 Causal essay formula

25 Causal Paragraph 1 Intro (3 sentences, no more than 4)
Introduce the EVENT to be discussedGive any necessary background information about the EVENTThesis statement (sets up the outline or structure for the paper)Ex. “ There are many causes of …”

26 Causal Paragraph 2 Body (4-6 sentences)
Write a sentence that identifies the first cause of the event. Give 2-3 sentences of detail or explanation about the cause. Transitional sentence using a cause/effect transition word from the list.

27 CausalParagraph 3 Body (4-6 sentences) Write a sentence that identifies the second cause of the event. Give 2-3 sentences of detail or explanation about the cause. Transitional sentence using another (different) cause/effect transition word from the list.

28 CausalParagraph 4 Body (4-6 sentences) Write a sentence that identifies the third cause of the event. Give 2-3 sentences of detail or explanation about the cause. Transitional sentence using different cause/effect transition word from the list.

29 Paragraph 5 - Concluding paragraph (2-3 sentences)
Restate your thesis but use different words (do not copy word for word)Choose 1 of the following ways to END your essayAdmonition or instruction: what the reader can do about the issuePrediction: an insight into how the future might be different, better or worse.Strong, punched statement: perhaps a one-sentence paragraph with powerful meaning.Anecdote: a brief history that reiterates the essence of the issue or situation.Pointed question: leaves the reader thinking.Echo: circles back to the lead

30 Use a transitional phrase
Accordingly, also, as a result, another, at last, finally, for example, for instance, furthermore, however, in fact, otherwise, similarly, such, then, therefore, thus, secondly, moreover, nevertheless, on the other hand, since, consequentlyUse a pronounWalter’s anger defines him. It also causes him to overreact when he learns the money is not going to him.Repeat a key word (word chain)Walter’s anger defines him. This anger and his disgust for his situation, force him to take drastic actionRefer directly to a preceding ideaWalter’s anger defines him. His inability to tolerate any other emotion causes him to be cruel to his family.

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“For many phenomena, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of causes.”

Joseph M. Juran

The entire universe is connected and so are the people, events, ideas. Sometimes we are aware of these connections, but in other instances, we are not. Every cause has its consequence or results even if we don’t see it at a first glance. This is the premise behind cause and effect essays. A common assignment in high school and college, cause and effect essay urges a writer to elaborate root of the idea or problem and its larger impact. This useful guide will show you how to complete one such essay easily.

Definition

The main point of this essay is to determine how various ideas or phenomena are connected to one another. A write creates a scenario where one cause generates one or more consequences and why. The paper requires a deep understanding of the subject and focuses on explaining all the “whys” and “hows”. Contrary to the common misconception, this essay doesn’t just state a cause and result but also describes how and why it took place. Why did something happen? How did it occur?

Benefits of writing a cause and effect essay

Every essay has its purpose that goes beyond the subject. Believe it or not, essay writing is a practical and effective way of improving different skills you’ll be using throughout your life. That’s why students get these assignments in the first place. Let’s take a look at skills that you develop while working on a cause and effect essay:

  • Writing skills – of course, working on different assignments sharpens your writing skills and this essay is not an exception
  • Organizational skills – we need to be organized in every aspect of our lives in order to get something done. Cause and effect essay improves your ability to get organized. You arrange causes and effects in a way that will keep reader’s interest and avoid creating additional confusions about the subject. While researching, you can identify a multitude of causes and effects. Good organizational skills are essential to categorize them and include into your essay properly
  • Attention to details – this form of essay isn’t just about mention a cause and consequences that everyone can see, it digs deep and highlight some causal links we don’t notice easily. To do this, you need to pay attention to details. Frequent cause and effect essay writing sharpens this skill and it can only be good for you, especially in the working environment
  • Objective thinking – the goal is to report a causal link between two ideas or situations without letting your emotions interfere with the way you write. Being unbiased is a great skill to adopt as it only makes you seem more authoritative and responsible

Areas of interest

Similarly to other forms of essay writing, cause and effect paper can write about everything that’s happening in the world around us. Everything you see, read, witness, hear, or experience can be turned into a discussion and, thereby a cause and effect essay. Every action has its consequences. That means you have plenty of causes (actions) and effects (consequences) to write about. Here are common categories:

  • History
  • World events
  • Politics
  • Social issues
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Relationships and marriage
  • Education
  • Family
  • Health and medicine
  • Science

Cause and effect essay outline

Quality of your cause and effect essay depends on the outline you follow. You can consider outline as the spine of your essay. Just like spine supports the body, outline supports your paper and keeps you on the right track. We have a lot to say when writing an essay and it’s easy to get off the subject. The strong outline doesn’t allow that to happen. Here’s an outline of cause and effect essay:

  • Introduction – sets the tone of the essay, catches reader’s attention, and creates a sound basis for the entire paper. It provides background information that introduces the topic and finishes with a thesis statement
  • Causes/effects – the central part of the essay and one can write it in many ways. You can mention causes or effects individually or causal links (causes + effects). The approach depends on the way you organize the paper or causes and effects you wish to discuss
  • Conclusion – restates the topic and its importance summarizes causes and effects discussed and calls for action while explaining what could happen if we don’t act on the matter

Writing tips

Having to discuss some subject in a detail and mention its causes and effects may be overwhelming. Don’t worry; it’s perfectly natural to be concerned. It shows you care. Too much stress, though, is not a good thing. In order to minimize stress, you need to know all the tricks and tips that make the writing process easier, and here they are:

  • Understand cause vs. effects – it is not uncommon for students to mix them up. Cause is the catalyst or the reason behind the occurrence of some event while effect is its consequence
  • Research – regardless of the type of the paper, research is a must. Investigate the subject from different angles, think outside the box, and collect information that you’ll use later
  • Make meaningful links – you need to explain effects by making appropriate links to causes. Their relationship has to be solid and discussed thoroughly. Avoid discussing causes and effects that have a barely noticeable link
  • Quality over quantity – avoid piling causes and effects one after another. Remember, you should provide a deeper insight into their relationship and use evidence to support your claims. Quality of a cause-effect link beats quantity
  • Choose the method – you can arrange causes and effects in a chronological order, based on the importance, or categorize them. Choose the approach you find most convenient
  • Smooth transition – to avoid choppiness, use transition words that allow you to switch from one point to another seamlessly. Transition words for causes include: due to, because, first, since etc. Words for causes include: consequently, thereby, hence, therefore, thus
  • Remember the purpose – the goal of this essay is to inform the reader about causes and effects associated with some subject, it rarely (almost never) involves persuading someone to adopt your view
  • Be unbiased – you may agree or disagree with someone, like or dislike, love or hate, but you should never show it in the paper. Cause and effect essay should be unbiased or objective
  • Don’t exaggerate – for a stronger impact one might feel tempted to exaggerate the effects or causes, but you need to avoid doing that. Stick to the facts only
  • Evidence – it’s not enough to write “this cause has this effect”, you need evidence to support everything you write. Use reputable journals, publications, and other respected sources during this process

Cause and Effect Essay Topics

You get to choose your own cause and effect essay topic? That’s wonderful! In many cases lecturers allow students to write an essay based on a subject they choose for themselves. Some students spend hours thinking about topics they could discuss, but you don’t have to do that.

Good Cause and Effect Essay Topics

Here are great ideas for you:

  • Causes of voter apathy
  • What is the effect of divorce on children? Does the child’s age make any difference?
  • Effects of abortion on a relationship
  • Causes behind US poverty
  • Causes of homelessness and its effects on society
  • Effects of increasing obesity rates in the US
  • Effects of stress on health
  • What are the effects of violent video games on a child’s cognition and behavior?
  • Causes of addition to exercise and its effects
  • College dropout rates have never been higher: causes and effects
  • Reasons why online shopping makes internet users spend more money
  • Positive and negative effects of technology on our lives
  • Effects of feminism on marriage
  • Causes and effects of air pollution
  • What was the effect of colonialism on Britain’s view of itself?

Cause and Effect Essay Topics Ideas: Relationships and family

  • What causes people to cheat on each their partners.
  • Effects of living together before the marriage.
  • Long-term effects of growing up with a single parent.
  • What is the effect of family vacations on family relationships?
  • What are causes of destructive relationships between siblings?

Cause and Effect Essay Topics Ideas: Environment

  • What is the most dangerous factor that affects the world climate changes today?
  • Has human curiosity had an overall positive or negative effect on the planet?
  • What effect did human curiosity in relation to our planet?
  • What are causes of environmental catastrophes?
  • What could be the effects of global warming on the planet?

Cause and Effect Essay Topics Ideas: Social issues

  • What impact does frequent violence (either from war or street violence) have on a community?
  • What effect makes social networks on real life communications?
  • What are the causes of poverty in megalopolises?
  • How lack of freedom can effect on the society?
  • What are the effects of living in poor housing?

Cause and Effect Essay Topics Ideas: Technology

  • Effects of modern technological progress on children.
  • What impact has the internet on youth?
  • What are effects of using modern technologies during the class work?
  • How technology development affects the state of nature?
  • What are causes of technological advancements in Japan?

Cause and Effect Essay Topics Ideas: Education

  • What are causes and effects of changing a major in the middle of the studies?
  • What makes a person be an excellent student?
  • The causes and effects of an exam failure.
  • The cause and effects of cheating at the exams.
  • What are the effects of student involvement into extra-curricular activities?

Cause and Effect Essay Topics Ideas: Psychology

  • Why has depression become one of the most wide-spread illnesses?
  • What makes a person have a good mood?
  • The effects of stress on students who both study and work.
  • Why is good mental health no less important than physical well-being?
  • What are causes and effects of having an empathy?

Topic Ideas: Health

  • How does a person’s diet affect his or her health?
  • Causes and effects of vaccination in teenage age.
  • Effects of having smallpox in adult age.
  • What are causes of long-term smoking?
  • What are the causes and effect of insomnia during exam week?

Topic Ideas: Food

  • Cause and effects of eating seafood.
  • Effects of eating only vegetarian food.
  • Why is it dangerous to eat in cheap fast food restaurants?
  • Effects of eating genetically modified foods.
  • What are the typical causes of loss of appetite?

Topic Ideas: Sport

  • How regular workout improves the productivity of a person?
  • Causes and effects of skipping physical education lessons in school.
  • What are effects of doing sports professionally?
  • Causes and effects of sports violence.
  • What effect does doing extreme sports have?

Topic Ideas: Culture

  • What is the reason of popularity of movies based on comic books?
  • How listening to favorite music affect the person?
  • Why are summer music festivals so popular among youth?
  • How free music downloading effects the artist
  • What are long-term effects of video games playing addiction?

Essay help

The cause and effect essay writing doesn’t have to turn into a major struggle. You have the opportunity to make this process easy. How? It’s simple; thanks to the amazing breakthrough of technology and easy internet availability, students have access to multiple platforms and tools that simplify essay writing. Here are a few examples.

Essay topic generator

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Essay examples

Use Edusson Magic Help essay samples to see how other students wrote their own cause and effect essays. This will inspire you to write your own, recognize strengths and weaknesses, and avoid common pitfalls. With a prescription plan, you can also save some essays in the library and read them later.

Essay checker

Essay checker called RobotDon is a highly practical platform and the best tool a student can use when writing an essay. The software utilizes cutting-edge algorithms to analyze uniqueness and check for plagiarism. In addition, it checks sentence structure, rhythm, readability, word use, and overall quality of your paper.

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Professional writing service gathers an amazing team of writers who can create cause and effect essay based on your needs, deadline, word count, and other info you provide. The essay is written from scratch and made to reflect your own position on the subject.

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For students who just need someone to go through an essay and correct mistakes, the editing service at Edusson is the best solution. Editors and proofreaders read and correct spelling and grammar mistakes, improve your style and formatting, and enhance the overall quality of the paper

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