The Cause and Effect Essay (Report)

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Philippine Normal University
National Center for Teacher Education
College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Department of English

In partial fulfilment of the course requirement in
Teaching Writing

Submitted by:
Constantino, Jen Marini M.
Darasin, Eunice C.
III-9 BSE English

Submitted to:
Prof. Ali Anudin

February 8, 2013

Cause and effect essay explores why things happen (cause) and what happens as a result (effects). This essay gives reasons and explanations for behaviors, events, or circumstances.

*Cause – a reason for an action or condition

*Effect – a result or outcome

* Causal chain / Domino effect - is a chain formed of a cause producing a situation and
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C. Structuring the Causal chain / Domino Effect Essay

I. Introduction

· Provide thesis and mention the first and the last parts of the chain

II. Body

· Discuss the events that are produced by the former events. State the dominos chronologically.

III. Conclusion

· Return to the thesis statement and summarize the whole essay in general and explicitly states the deductive reasoning, earlier established from the causes in a categorical order.

How to Write Cause and Effect Essays

I. How to Write Cause and Effect Essays

a. Purpose and Thesis: - Be sure to identify the relationships among the specific causes and effect you will discuss. Always have in mind that every cause or effect needs to have a concrete relationship with its counterpart to have a good sequence, unity and coherence.

b. Thesis statement should tell the readers: ✓ It doesn't have to be persuasive ✓ The points you plan to consider ✓ The position you will take ✓ The cause and/or effect you consider most important. ✓ The order in which you will treat your points.

c. Possible sequences: ✓ Chronological ✓ Main cause first, and then contributory causes ✓ Contributory causes first, and then main cause. ✓ Negative effects first, then

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