Cause and Effect Relationships

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It is important to clearly identify cause and effect relationships in your academic writing, such as in your essays and dissertations.

Identifying cause and effect relationships is important because it elucidates the reasons for the results you have obtained and the conclusions you have reached.

The words and expressions below can be used in sentences which describe cause and effect relationships.

Therefore
As a result
Consequently
So
Because
As a result of
Due to
Since
Hence
As a result of the fact that
Accordingly 
On account of
On account of the fact that 
In accordance with the fact that
Because of
Due to the fact that

Place words and expressions from the list above in the sentences below.

a. The students are upset about the proposed tuition fee increase___________________ they have threatened to stage a protest.

b. The students have threatened to stage a protest ____________________ they are upset about the proposed tuition fee increase.

c. The students have threatened to stage a protest __________________ being upset about the proposed tuition fee increase.

d. The students are very upset about the proposed tuition fee increase; ______________________ they have threatened to stage a protest.

e. The students are very upset about the proposed tuition fee increase. ____________________ , they have threatened to stage a protest.

f. __________________________their anger about the proposed tuition fee increase, the students have threatened to stage a protest.

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