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Cause and effect essays are quite common in academic writing, as your professors will often want you to explore relationships between events. You’ll likely encounter some kind of cause and effect assignment in many of your courses.

Below, you’ll see a sample cause and effect essay from an educational psychology class, which was submitted in APA format. Key elements of the cause and effect style have been noted for you.

Just click on the link below to see the sample paper in PDF format. In the sample, scroll over the dialog boxes to find out more about the strategies and techniques of the author. In some browsers, you may need to download or save this file to be able to utilize all of its functionality.

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