A causal argument is one that focuses specifically on how something has caused, or has led to, some particular problem. A causal argument answers a how or why question: How did things get to be the way they are? Why did something happen?
A causal argument is an important argument type, as people are often looking for reasons as to why things have happened but may not be sure or have all of the necessary information. In your causal argument, you get the chance to make these things clear.
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Select the image below to view and learn more about the structure of a causal argument.
Be sure to avoid the slippery slope fallacy in your argument. Be sure the reasons you provide, or the sequence of events you provide, make sense and are logical.
The sample essay on the following page will provide more details about developing this type of argument.