Cause-Effect Menu Comments
Topic Sentence - The topic sentence for a cause-effect paragraph should indicate whether the focus will be on causes, effects, or both.
Valid Causes - Ensure that the causes-effect relationship is valid.
Oversimplification - Avoid overly simple conclusions. That is, do not make conclusive statements that are unsupported.
More Support - Add more support for this point.
Transition Causes - Transitional phrases or words that show causes should be used in cause-effect paragraphs (e.g., for this reason, the first cause, and the most important cause).
Transition Effects - Transitional phrases or words that show effects should be used in cause-effect paragraphs (e.g., accordingly, as a result, and consequently).