How to Write Cause and Effect Essays

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There are various types of essays available out there, and chances are that you will have to deal with most of them at some point. Cause and effect essays are some of the most well-known ones and they usually come with an outline that you need to follow.

This article should help you understand what are all the necessary steps when you write a cause and effect essay, and how many formats are there.

Find the subject

Before you start it is important to know your subject. In some cases, the professor might assign that to you, but you might need to pick the subject yourself sometimes. Start by choosing your thesis statement. This will be the main idea of your essay and you will need to use it for the entire essay. Make sure that this idea matches the topic.

Create a structure

Each essay has three parts: the argument, the body and the conclusion. Your thesis argument should show up in the argument and that part does not need to be too long. On the other hand, the body of the essay is the biggest part and it will need to contain all the evidence you want, as well as explanations that show how causes lead to effects.

Finally, the conclusion is the final part, and here is where you should repeat your main idea, but in a different way. The conclusion sums up your essay, creating a short summary for it. Make sure that you mention all the points that you made during the essay.

Types of cause and effect essays

Not all cause and effect essays are the same, and the format is different. There are three different types of cause and effect essays:

  1. One cause and many effects – this format focuses on a certain event and all the effects that this one can have. Basically, this type of essays shows that a certain event can have multiple consequences.
  2. Many causes and many formats – this format might appear like the easiest to use, but the truth is that it has its own difficult parts. For example, you will need to choose the perfect effect for each cause and make sure that you do not get them mix up, which can get complicated.
  3. Many causes and one effect – this format analyses only one effect and all the possible events that could have led to it

 Buy your essay

We know that it might sound very weird to tell you to buy essays, but in some cases this might be the only solution. If there is an urgent deadline soon and you are not able to work at your essay for different reasons, you could use some outside help.

If you take a look online, you will be able to find many writers that have experience and a diploma. Find one that you trust and your essay can be done in no time. While you shouldn’t use this method constantly, it might be helpful sometimes.


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