Here’s a list of transitions you might use in your own cause and effect paper: And for nearly endless transitional possibilities, check out 97 Transition Words for Essays You Need to Know.
With basic training complete, let’s take a look at two cause and effect essay examples.
Then you can see what these elements look like in an actual paper.
This essay causes a stir not because it’s an amazing paper but because it’s still in need of some revision.
Note that this paper uses evidence from sources to support ideas but doesn’t always use proper in-text citations and does not include a Works Cited. Now that you know the basic components of a cause and effect essay and can spot them in a sample essay, it’s time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).
Remember the weak elements in the cause and effect essay examples as you write your own essay to make yours shine.
If you’ve drafted some causes and effects to your topic but are stumped as to how to put them into essay format, try outlining.
Writing the introductory paragraph can be one of the most challenging aspects of the writing process. The hook, line, and sinker approach funnels the reader into your specific topic without overwhelming them.
Because you missed class, you didn’t realize there would be a quiz next week, and you failed the quiz.
To better illustrate this, let’s take a look at the basics of this essay type before we dive into two cause and effect essay examples.