In this kind of paragraph, either you are explaining why something is important, that is, what it’s causing
or you are explaining what led up to it, that is, what caused it
or you are explaining a chain of cause and effect.
By chain, I mean that an individual event can be both cause and effect. For example, A can cause B and B can cause C. Thus, B is an effect of A and a cause of C, depending on how you look at it.
time and logic
Just because event A happens before event B does not mean that event A causes event B. To establish a cause-and-effect relationship, you must show the empirical basis for your claim of cause and effect. By empirical, I mean something that a physicist, psychologist, or other social scientist could measure.
How should you structure that explanation of a causal relationship?
When should you use this pattern of thinking?
Examples of claims that characterize a causal relationship
As a result of that, because of that, the most important effect of that, the primary cause of that
Why? How important is it? How did it get this way?
Why is the surfing on that beach in Ecuador so good?
Why is this year’s NFL draft so important for the Bills?
Trace the chain of cause and effect that got Tiger Woods to where he is today.
How could the Khmer Rouge dominate Cambodian life for so long while causing so much harm?