General information

A Cause and Effect essay is an essay that asks you to discuss the causes and solution of a given issue. DO NOT give any opinions if you are not asked to.

Your Cause and effect essays would be structured as follow.

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How to Write a Cause and Effect Essay

When you select a suitable topic, you can begin to write your cause and effect essay.

Step 1: You need to explain the effects by making appropriate links to the causes. This is where your breakdown of the topic will help you.
Step 2: Be sure to only focus on a few points. Too many will overcomplicate everything for your reader.
Step 3: Organize your essay

  • Begin with your thesis statement. It should state the event, phenomenon, or trend that you want to explore in your essay.
  • All of the other paragraphs should begin with topic sentences that explore one of the cause and effect aspects. In the October 1917 example, you discuss the war’s cause and effects in one paragraph.
  • End your essay by drawing your discussion together neatly.