Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Cause and effect, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] Every effect will have one or more causes,…and every cause will have one or more effects.…You may be asked to write about the results,…the effects of some specific cause,…or you may be told to analyze what caused a certain result,…the result being the effect.…You'll have to explain what happened…or predict what will happen and why.…A cause-effect situation may be as simplistic…as what caused the car to stop?…It ran out of gas.…Or, what was the result of not putting gas in the car?…It stopped running.…
However, in order to research…and write a cause-effect paper,…the situation must be much more complex.…One that is likely to have…perhaps multiple causes and effects.…Common words used in this type of paper include:…causes, reasons, and factors for the causes,…and outcome, results, and consequences for the effects.…The paper's topic may be one to analyze…the major causes of one major effect, such as:…Why is Alaska such a popular cruise destination?…In other words, what are the causes or the reasons?…
- Give examples of descriptive writing.
- Differentiate between descriptive and argumentative papers.
- Identify reliable sources for accurate research.
- Plan your research paper using free writing.
- Develop a thesis statement.
- Create an annotated bibliography using various styles.
- Use transitions to move from one idea to another.
- Create a summary to recap the important points in a paper.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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