Types of essay structures:
>Cause 1 and Effect 1
>Cause 2 and Effect 2
>Cause 3 and Effect 3
Transition words demonstrating causal relationships:
- Led to
The following example names the cause first, followed by the effect:
Because the technology program received independent funding from grants and federal Title I funds, it was relatively untouched by the school district's own budget cuts.
Transition words discussing effects:
- As a result
- Thanks to
The following statement names a cause first, and then an effect:
Employees at companies that offer flexible work schedules are more productive and file fewer claims for mental-health benefits; consequently, the number of companies offering flextime is on the rise.
Transition words suggesting that you are moving from observation to prediction:
- As soon as
- Likely that
- Can expect
- Possible that
Here is a prediction using two of the above transitions:
If the governor fails to clearly declare his position and take a leadership role in reforming the state's workers' compensation system, voters are likely to take matters into their own hands and call for a statewide referendum.