What is the purpose of a cause and effect essay?

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please discuss what is the purpose of a cause and effect essay in about 200 words

Oct 3rd, 2015

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What is a cause and effect essay?

Cause and effect essays are concerned with why things happen (causes) and what happens as a result (effects). Cause and effect is a common method of organizing and discussing ideas.

Follow these steps when writing a cause and effect essay

  1. Distinguish between cause and effect. To determine causes, ask, "Why did this happen?" To identify effects, ask, "What happened because of this?" The following is an example of one cause producing one effect:
    Cause
    You are out of gas.
    Effect
    Your car won't start.

    Sometimes, many causes contribute to a single effect or many effects may result from a single cause. (Your instructor will specify which cause/effect method to use.) The following are examples:

    Causes
    liked business in high school
    salaries in the field are high
    have an aunt who is an accountant
    am good with numbers
    Effect
    choose to major in accounting
    Cause
    reduce work hours
    Effects
    less income
    employer is irritated
    more time to study
    more time for family and friends

    However, most situations are more complicated. The following is an example of a chain reaction:

    Thinking about friend…forgot to buy gas…car wouldn't start…missed math exam…failed math course.

  2. Develop your thesis statement. State clearly whether you are discussing causes, effects, or both. Introduce your main idea, using the terms "cause" and/or "effect."
  3. Find and organize supporting details. Back up your thesis with relevant and sufficient details that are organized. You can organize details in the following ways:
    • Chronological. Details are arranged in the order in which the events occurred.
    • Order of importance. Details are arranged from least to most important or vice versa.
    • Categorical. Details are arranged by dividing the topic into parts or categories.
  4. Use appropriate transitions. To blend details smoothly in cause and effect essays, use the transitional words and phrases listed below.
    For causes
    because, due to, on cause is, another is, since, for, first, second
    For Effects
    consequently, as a result, thus, resulted in, one result is, another is, therefore

Purpose:

Writing a good essay about cause and effect is easier than it might seem. It follows a pattern that is very logical and once you create the outline the essay can be completed in no time.  Usually, cause and effect essays are taught in high school and in introductory writing courses in college. A cause and effect essay does exactly what its name suggests; it explains the problem’s cause and details the effects that result.

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Sep 21st, 2015

may i know is that from some other books or somewhere or it is just your thinking? because i want use it in my essay so if it is from some other place please tell me the link and i will mark it in my essay

Sep 21st, 2015

may i know is that from some other books or somewhere or it is just your thinking? because i want use it in my essay so if it is from some other place please tell me the link and i will mark it in my essay

Sep 21st, 2015

may i know is that from some other books or somewhere or it is just your thinking? because i want use it in my essay so if it is from some other place please tell me the link and i will mark it in my essay

Sep 21st, 2015

may i know is that from some other books or somewhere or it is just your thinking? because i want use it in my essay so if it is from some other place please tell me the link and i will mark it in my essay

Sep 21st, 2015

essayinfo.com/essays/cause_and_effect_essay.php

https://blog.udemy.com/how-to-write-a-cause-and-effect-essay/


Sep 21st, 2015

Thanks.

Sep 21st, 2015

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