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How to write a cause and effect essay

A cause and effect essay is a very common type of essay given by teachers to students at college level. As the name suggests, it tries to understand and interpret ‘cause and effect’ relationship between events, phenomenon, and situations. These type of essays require not just cognitive reasoning abilities but also analytical reasoning abilities in students as they take a strong and in depth look at a situation or an event to examine its cause and effect on other people and situations. You can think of how social media influences buying behaviours of people and the economic effects of easy availability of internet as examples of this type of essay. Block and chain structures There are two popular ways of writing a cause and effect essay. These are called block structure and chain structure. In the block structure, the students mentions the causes first an d then describes all the effects. In the chain structure, effects follow each cause to drive home the point. Block structure is mo…

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