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Cause-Effect and Analytical Essays-Conceptual Overview

A simple way to explain this question is when one event makes another event happen.


You see this cause-effect relationship in your daily life. Look around and you will find several examples of how one event affects the occurrence of another.


Everything we do, everything we see is related to one another in some way.

·         How are oceans important in the water cycle?

·         How rain affects the crops and fertility of the soil?

·         How are crops important for a country?

·         What can be the possible consequences if there is not enough food in a country?


These examples might sound a little more scientific for daily life.


Let’s talk about simpler scenarios around us.

·         How candy makes a child happy?

·         How pets help you relieve stress and be happy?

·         Why is smoking dangerous for your health?

·         Brushing your teeth every day keeps your teeth healthy.


What is a cause and effect essay?


A cause and effect essay a type of academic writing that describes the cause of a specific event and how it affects others.


The analysis of the connection between two events and how they relate to one another is a cause and effect essay. A cause and effect essay answers to the questions of “how” and “why”.


A cause and effect is one of the most common types of academic writing. Have you ever written a cause and effect essay?


I am sure you have. You will not find a single high student who has not been assigned a task to write a cause and effect by his professor.




You must be familiar with argumentative essays, they are pretty common and one of the absolute favourites of teachers to assign.


But today, we’re going to discuss a subtype of argumentative essays--- analytical essay.


What is an analytical essay?


Well, it’s simple.


As the name suggests, the goal of an analytical essay is to analyse something and explain it in depth to increase understanding.


You can write an analytical essay on different subjects --- analyze a book, play, event, poem, issue, or a piece of art.


However, while tackling such essays don’t simply summarize the topic; instead, you are required to critically examine the details and provide evidence to support your arguments.


When writing about a novel analyze the plot, how the author has portrayed the characters, and the influence it has on the readers.


Analytical essay just like any other type of an essay follows the same outline format.


·         Introduction

·         Body

.         Conclusion


The introductory paragraph introduces the topic and provides relevant background information. It also comprises the hook sentence to grab the reader's attention and lastly the thesis statement --- enough time and effort should be spent on this as your professor will decide whether or not he/she should invest their time reading your essay.




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