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jasmine13 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 22, 2008 at 10:16 AM via web

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Write a short essay explaining a cause and effect relationship of your choosing.

Write a short essay explaining a cause and effect relationship of your choosing.

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 22, 2008 at 11:51 AM (Answer #2)

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While no one on this site will actually write the essay for you, we can offer you some helpful strategies to get you off on the right foot:

1. Pick something you're interested in. The teacher here is seeking a cause and effect relationship, so you may want to choose one that has to do with your interests -- "The effect of gravity on half-pipe skateboarders" might be good for a skater, but "The effect of NPK fertilizer on young flowers" would be better for a gardener. Within your interests, what are some effects, and what are their causes?

2. Follow the given steps. Make sure you go through the process of prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing. It may seem like a lot of extra work, but your grade will reflect the amount of time and effort you expend. Prewriting can be anything from listing to clustering, outlining to webbing. As long as you get ideas down on paper, you're headed in the right direction.

3. Make it polished. While using the steps above may make your essay technically sound, if you have soda spilled all over it, the teacher is far less likely to be impressed. Be certain to make your essay aesthetically pleasing in addition to being well-written. 

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dbello | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 22, 2008 at 4:11 PM (Answer #3)

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One of the greatest aspects of studying history is the insight it gives to all humanity. The 'subtle' lessons history teaches are usually as important as those that are not so subtle. The task of illustrating the 'cause and effect' of any historical situation serves to broaden the scope of an individual's understanding of history. If it is your essay, you must write it. In that way you own it, it is your contribution to the further understanding of the human experience. I can give you some ideas in which you might further investigate, however they only reflect U.S. history.

1-The political, economic, and social patterns of the American south eventually led the nation to civil war.

2-Was Shay's Rebellion responsible for the Constitutional Convention in 1787?

3-How the regional interpretations of the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights and Article Six of the U.S. Constitution resulted in The Civil War.

4-How were Lewis and Clark connected to the nations' idea of Manifest Destiny?

5-Were the concessions of the 1876 Presidential election responsible for the birth of "Jim Crow"?

Take a look at these, if you need further topic suggestions just write a post. Good luck!!!!

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 11, 2011 at 5:29 AM (Answer #4)

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I agree with both posters. This is so open-ended, so write on a topic of interest to you. I suggest you begin by working backwards. Think of something you're interested in. Then ask what causes it. Do research on and write about that cause and effect relationship.

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