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Cause Paragraph Outline

Outline: Basic Cause Paragraph or Essay

As we mentioned, the most effect cause-and-effect paragraphs focus on one element: either causes (reasons) or effects (results). Take a look at the banana peel above. IF you're writing about the causes of somebody slipping on the floor, you should mention the effects (results) in the topic sentence. For example:

With more than 9-million Americans are injured and even killed in falls each year, one must work to prevent the three major causes of falls.

Below, pick the cause of something important and write the three reasons in order of importance, with the most common cause last.


Topic Sentence - the Top Bun

Your topic sentence goes here. If I write that smoking or drug addiction is a problem,
I need to list the three most important reasons that people smoke or use drugs


Try to limit your causes/reasons to one word

The Most Important Cause (Reason) -- the Meat

The Second Most Important Cause (Reason) - the Tomato

First (or Least Important) Cause - the Lettuce

Conclusion - the Bottom Bun

The bottom bun looks a lot like the top bun.
A conclusion can be something as simple as, "Those are the causes of addiction that need to be addressed."