A cause and effect essay can focus on the causes or effects of a situation. A causal analysis essay looks at multiple causes or reasons leading to one major result. An effects analysis essay examines how one major situation has a number of different results. When you write a cause and effect essay, make sure the relationships between cause and effect are logical. To connect an idea to a cause, use connectors such as so, because, due to the fact, and since. To connect an idea to the effect, use transitions such as because of this, as a consequence, as a result, consequently, for this reason, and therefore.
In this assignment, you are going to write a cause and effect essay. As you prepare your essay, think about the question, “What energizes people?” Choose one of the topics below: