Introduction to Cause and Effect Essay


Cause and Effect

It is often considered human nature to ask, “why?” and “how?” We want to know how our child got sick so we can better prevent it from happening in the future. We want to know why a colleague received a pay raise because we want one as well. We want to know how much money we will save over the long term if we buy a hybrid car. These examples identify only a few of the relationships we think about in our lives, but each shows the importance of understanding cause and effect.

In this module, you will develop your skills in cause and effect writing.

Module Outcomes

After successfully completing this module, you should be able to:

  1. Determine the purpose and structure of the cause and effect essay.
  2. Understand how to write a cause and effect essay.