Cause-and-Effect Writing


Cause and effect writing is very important for science students as it helps you improve your critical thinking. When you write or think of a cause and effect relationship between 2 things, you are actually thinking of reasons (causes) and explanations for events, behaviors, or conditions and their results (effects).

Cause-and-Effect Writing Activity

  1. Go to page 199 in Academic Encounters: The Natural world
  2. Complete Task 6 exercise 1 and exercise 2 on page 199.
  3. For more information about connecting adverbs or cause and effect transition words, go to http://www.fauxpress.com/kimball/w/9.html and http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch28.html#4

Here is a handout with lots of Cause-and-Effect exercises, created by Ms. Nadia Al-Shaiji

Here are some useful transition words or cause and effect connectors:

Cause

Effect

because
therefore
because of
so
since
as a result
as
for this reason
as a result of
consequently
due to