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Composing a Cause and Effect Essay: Write a Perfect Paper


What is the cause and effect essay?

  • The cause and effect essay is a paper where the student discusses the cause and effect of a problem.
  • The cause and effect essay allows the student to discuss their personal perspective or position on the problem.
  • This type of essay is normally no more than 500 words or no more than 3 pages long.
  • The cause and effect essay states a problem (the topic), the causes of the problem, the effects of the problem on society, and how to resolve the problem.

How should the cause and effect essay be formatted and organized?

  • The cause and effect essay should have the following parts: Introduction (one paragraph), Body (at least three paragraphs), and Conclusion (one paragraph).
  • The Introduction of the cause and effect essay should: state the problem (topic), get the reader interested in reading the essay, what the main scope of the essay is, and state the main points of the topic.
  • The Body of the essay should: include at least three causes, include at least three effects, be at least three paragraphs long, the paragraphs should be organized from important to least important main points.
  • The Conclusion of the essay should: summarize the important points of the essays, restate the thesis statement and topic, and leave the reader greatly impressed with the essay.

Here are some other pointers to writing a good cause and effect essay

  • Always ensure that the essay is nicely organized.
  • The student should ensure that they have discussed all the main points (causes or effects) in relation to the problem (the topic).
  • The student should have supporting information, facts, and details in reference to the main causes and effects (main points).
  • The student should have a clear reasoning for why the main points (causes or effects) are organized in a certain way in the Body of the essay.
  • The student should ensure that the causes and effect essay stays on point and the focus should always be on the topic (the problem).

How to prepare to write a perfect cause and effect essay

  • The student should do some brainstorming on the topic or problem they would like to write about in the essay.
  • The student should remember to keep the essay 500 words or less and no more than 3 pages long.
  • The student should always have someone proofread the essay before turning it in.
 
 

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