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Essay Writing : Cause and Effect
Transcript of Essay Writing : Cause and Effect
Essay Writing : Cause and Effect
What is a Cause and Effect Essay?
Cause and effect essays help a reader examine the reasons of a situation or event that occurs and the outcomes that are involved as a result.
The basis of cause and effect writing is to show that certain actions cause certain results or effects.
You can approach the topic two different ways. You can set out to prove that certain known causes will have a certain effect. Or you can approach it from the other direction, setting out to prove that a particular effect was due to certain causes.
- Why do people over eat?
- What happens as a result of overeating?
Cause and Effect REMINDERS
A cause makes something happen.
An effect is the result of something that happened.
the cause always happens first and the effect is the result that comes after
Prove Your Point
To Show Causes
give reasons why
what is the cause of?
Organizing the Essay
There are several ways to organize a cause and effect essay.
Some essays might concentrate on cause while others might focus on only effects.
Some topics require a combination of both.
The key is to clearly discuss causes and effects without mixing them together or forgetting to give details for one or the other.
Body Body Body Body
Lack of education
OR EFFECT 1
Conclusion Conclusion Conclusion Conclusion
Aristotle cans (hairspray)
Deterioration of ozone layer
To Show Effect
the results of
what is the impact of?
one important effect
as a result
In this seminar we will be teaching you the basic fundamentals about how to write, analyze and understand a cause and effect essay.
My Body Is My Own Business Questions:
1. In her argument does Mustafa give more attention to causes or effects?
2. List the causes mentioned in the essay.
3. List the effects mentioned in the essay.
this video shows the connections between the causes and effects based on when the little boy gave the mouse a cookie.
ex. cause- the boy gave the mouse a cookie
ex. effect- the mouse asks for milk
This uses the structure
A fish bone diagram is used to examine the causes of something, especially of a problem , that has the shape of a fish's skeleton. It is mostly used for cause and effect scenarios.
There are three methods of writing a cause and effect essay which are....
Cause/effect paragraphs generally follow basic paragraph format.
They begin with a topic sentence and this sentence is followed by specific supporting details.
For example, if the topic sentence introduces an effect, the supporting sentences all describe causes.