Cause and effect the cause of effect pattern of

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Cause and EffectThe cause of effect pattern of development analyses theCausesandEffectsof an action.Throughout your life you have been made aware of the consequences of your behavior: getting
10a C on an exam because you skipped lectures; earning a friend’s trust because you kept aconfidence etc.In both of the examples stated a particular behavior seems toCauseor result inaneffect.Causes are however not always easy to identify as there may be a number of indirectcauses of an action or inaction. For example you may have won an election because of anumber of reasons such as the fact that you are a you were vigorous in your campaign, youhave a good reputation as a leader, your opponent was lackluster in his campaign or probablyyou there was a cause you may have no idea about or control over. Effects are howeverobvious.Tips for cause and effect development:Choose a clear purpose which must be stated in the topic sentence.Come up for every possible cause and effect for your chosen topic.Review your list to determine that each point is reasonable and supportable. Eliminateany that seem illogical or for which you lack data.Group ideas that belong together and other your evidence to conclude with your mostemphatic and developed essay.Develop your explanations fully so your reader doesn’t need to guess you’re yourassumptions.Information should also be arranged in a logical order.Example of a Cause and effect paragraph.There are three reasons why John is not going to the university. In the first place, hisfamily is poor and since he has four young siblings still at school, he feels that he shouldhelp his family financially as soon as possible. Secondly, if he went to the university, hismother would be left alone to look after the young children. Finally, he has been offereda good job with excellent chances of promotion. Consequently, although he wants to goto university very much, John is going to take the job instead.The paragraph above provides the reasons for which John is not going to the university. Byintroducing the last sentence with the transitional word “consequently”,the writer ensuresthat the reader sees the point there as the effect of the reasons.
11Types of Cause and Effect paragraphsThere are two types of cause and effect paragraphs. These are multiple causes leading to asingle effect and one cause leading to multiple causes.Problem and SolutionWe find problems in all aspects of our lives. It is everybody’s desire to be free from theencumbrances that come along with problems. This, however, cannot be as we live in a fallibleworld. Imagine a situation where you are in your office late at night trying to meet a deadlinewhen all of a sudden the screen of your personal computer goes blank and you lose all the workyou have done. What would you do? What would you do? Would you call a friend to help youfix it although it is late and you are racing to meet a deadline, force your way into the nextoffice to use the computer of your colleague who may not approve it or simply abandoneverything and go home. It is worth knowing however that most of these problems havesolutions.

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Term
Winter
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DR DAVID OKO ODOI
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