Excellent Prompts For Writing A Cause And Effect Paper In A Matter Of Hours

Have you ever heard of a cause and effect paper? A cause and effect paper is a type of writing assignment that determines the connections between a certain event and what has caused it. Basically, that means that, in the essay, you can look at a particular situation and determine how that has had an effect on your life. Have you been assigned to work on a cause and effect paper for one of your classes? Here are some prompts that you can use to get your paper finished in a reasonable amount of time.

Note: If there are several topics listed, pick one to focus on. For example, for the first prompt, pick either a friend, relative, or mentor, not all three.

  1. How has a particular person (friend, relative, or mentor) had a positive effect on your life?
  2. Why did you select the field of study that you are pursuing?
  3. How have you or someone you know been effected by peer pressure?
  4. What are the effects of growing up in the technology era?
  5. How does wealth (or lack thereof) affect a person’s upbringing?
  6. Why don’t people vote in local and/or state elections?
  7. What are the effects of discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender?
  8. What are the effects of owning a pet or several pets?
  9. The effect of reality shows on our society.
  10. How does a personal budget (whether you keep one or not) affect a person?
  11. The effect of the internet becoming our society’s primary news outlet.
  12. Why do people enjoy (insert movie type here – animated, comedy, “chick flicks,” etc).
  13. How can stress affect a high school student or college student?
  14. The effects of technology on the music industry or the movie industry.
  15. The effects of online shopping on the (insert industry here – music, clothing, etc).
  16. The effects of the steady increase in the cost of going to college
  17. Why students drop out of high school or college
  18. Why college mathematics (or any other subject) is so difficult
  19. The effects of obesity on the American population.
  20. The effects of unemployment on a person or family.
  21. The influence of a creative work (book, movie, art, etc) on your life.

This list was meant to get your mind moving. There are literally thousands of topics that you could explore in a cause and effect essay, and we hope this list was able to help you think of a few that you would like to explore for your own.