Cause and Effect Outline

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Introduction:
o"Hook": Grab the reader's attention with an interesting statement or fact. Clearly state whether you'll be writing about the causes or effects or both. oBackground Summary: Summarize the 2-3 causes or effects you'll be writing about. Order them chronologically, in order of importance or categorically. oYour topic: Summarize what you'll be writing about. Tell the reader what you're gonna tell them. Body paragraph 1: First Cause or Effect

oSummary Statement: What is the first cause or effect you want to write about? oDetail 1: 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect.
oDetail 2: Another 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect. oDetail 3: Another 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect. oConclusion and Transition Statement: Conclude the paragraph by restating the your first sentence but try to also transition into the next paragraph. Body paragraph 2: Second Cause or Effect

oSummary Statement: What is the second cause or effect you want to write about? oDetail 1: 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect.
oDetail 2: Another 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect. oDetail 3: Another 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect. oConclusion and Transition Statement: Summarize your paragraph and lead into the next. Body paragraph 3: Last Cause or Effect

oSummary Statement: What is the last cause or effect you want to make? Keep in mind how you want to order these causes or effects. oDetail 1: 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect.
oDetail 2: Another 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect. oDetail 3: Another 1-2 sentences supporting your cause or effect. oConclusion and Transition Statement: Conclude the paragraph by restating the your introduction. Transition smoothly into the concluding paragraph. Conclusion:

oConclusion Opener: Restate what you're writing about
oCause/Effect Summary 1: 1-2 sentences summarizing your first cause or effect. oCause/Effect Summary 2: 1-2 sentences...
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