And you develop these body paragraphs the same way you have developed body paragraphs in the past.
So each cause, you would have a topic sentence, supporting ideas and details and you do that for the next cause and the next cause.
So you need to have a cause that's not so specific that you can't think of anything to write about it.
In each of your body paragraphs, you have to give the details about that cause.
And then the controlling idea would be that we're going to talk about causes. Like we've talked about before your thesis statement can also indicate what the body paragraphs will be about but you don't have to do that. In your introduction, you mention the topic that's in your thesis statement, you'll say what it is you're writing about.
And then, each body paragraph will be one of the causes.We're going to think about our topic and we're going to think about all of the causes and all of the effects of our topic. For a thesis statement in a cause and effect essay, we need to indicate what we are writing about as well as whether we're going to write about causes or effects.When we're thinking about the effects we're asking ourself, what happens when? So in a thesis statement, your topic would be whatever it is you're writing about maybe getting sick or eating too much.After completing this course, you will be able to: - create effective thesis statements for your essays - plan and write compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argument essays - write well-developed body paragraphs Note: The lectures and practice activities are available for free, but you must upgrade to the pay version in order to take the quizzes and get feedback on writing assignments.Thank you for teaching me how to write basic essays.You're not going to write about both in one essay. Also, when you eat too much, maybe you get a stomach ache. Well, maybe I was around somebody else who was sick and maybe I have a bad diet, I don't healthy so I got sick.Just like with any essay, before you start writing, you need to prepare. Or maybe I don't exercise well enough, or I don't get enough sleep. Just like with any essay, we need to have a good, strong thesis statement.Remember the T-chart that we used for comparison essays, you can use that also for a cause and effect essay. If you have more causes or maybe the causes are better. If you see that you have more effects then you would write about the effects. You would have each cause for one of the, a cause for each of these numbers.And then these would be your details about that cause or the effect.Just remember to follow the advice given in the lessons.Today's writing lesson is on cause and effect essays.