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English 101 – Tri-County Community College ENGL 101 English Composition I Cause/Effect is any argument that uses the term because in it. If you argue "I got a bad grade because..." then you are emphasizing the Causes. If you argue "Because I got a bad grade, these things happened" then you are emphasizing the effects. Most cause/effect essays will reflect one side or the other of the equation, not both. Trying to explain both causes AND effects for an argument can become quite lengthy, quite quickly. To produce an acceptable cause/effect essay, the writer should: -- use grammatically appropriate sentence structures -- Organize the essay around a cause/effect argument utilizing direct evidence -- Use appropriate paragraph breaks to control the flow of information -- Use transitions both within and between the paragraphs -- Develop and explain the essay content completely -- Communicate a clear and specific purpose to an audience -- Incorporate evidence from outside sources ethically, effectively, and appropriately Option 1: Traditional Pick a subject from current events and explain the causes and/or effects associated with that event. For example, with the fighting in the Balkans, a student could write an essay trying to explain what caused the fighting, with those causes being immediate past, or ranging back into long-term history. An effect based essay could discuss the potential effects on European stability, or the damages caused by left-over landmines or children growing up underneath sniper fire. Typically, the best way to find this type of subject is to sit down with a month or two of your favorite news magazine or several weeks' worth of your favorite newspaper and look for a subject that is discussed in several articles during that timeframe. As long as it is discussed in several articles, it should be a complex
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