Cause-and-Effect Paragraph or Essay

Despite the name, cause-and-effect essays are about the causes (the reasons) or the effects (the results), but not both.

For instance, two causes of smoking, or reasons, may include peer pressure and later addiction.

The effects (results) of smoking are bad breath, cancer and death.

The first thing you need to determine is whether you are writing about the causes (the reasons) or the effects (the results).

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