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100 Cause and Effect Essay Topics

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Cause & Effect Essay Topics

Cause & Effect Essay Topics

Topic Categories

Mental Health

Relationships

Social Problems

Healthcare

Social Media and the Internet

Education

History and Politics

How to Use These Topic Ideas

Here's how you can use the following topic ideas to write an essay:

  • Reword the question to fit your assignment.
  • Use a question for your topic idea helps keep you organized.
  • Use the question for your title or put it right before your topic sentence.
  • The answer to the question is your thesis. Simple!

For step-by-step instructions, see How to Write a Cause Essay.

What causes conflict in relationships?

What causes conflict in relationships?

Mental Health

  1. How does remote work hurt mental health?
  2. Why does virtual learning cause (more/less) anxiety when taking tests?
  3. How does wearing a mask all day effect mental health?
  4. What causes people to have eating disorders?
  5. Why do people find ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response)YouTube videos comforting?
  6. Does what we eat cause us to have better or worse mental health?
  7. What is causing the rise of non-drug treatment for pain?
  8. What is causing the growing demand for sports psychologists?
  9. Does the microbiome cause changes in our mental health or depression?
  10. What is causing college students to feel greater anxiety?
  11. What causes someone to feel depressed?
  12. What is the effect on our mental health of spending time in nature?
  13. How do depression and anxiety affect our artistic senses?
  14. What effect can brain stimulation have on suppressing mental illness?
  15. What causes autism spectrum disorders?
  16. What causes the global suicide rate to be 1 person every 40 seconds?
  17. What causes contact with animals to be helpful for people with mental illness?
  18. What causes so many comedians to have problems with depression?
  19. What causes people to identify autism as a mental disorder?




Relationship Topics

  1. How has working from home affected marital relationships?
  2. How have COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing affected family life?
  3. What effect has the pandemic had on college students dating?
  4. What causes divorce?
  5. What is the effect of divorce on children? Does the age of the child make a difference?
  6. How does the divorce of parents affect the dating and marriage relationships of their children?
  7. What is the effect of long-distance on relationships?
  8. How does living together before being married affect a relationship?
  9. What causes men to be afraid of commitment?
  10. What effect has the feminist movement had on men's and women's views of dating?
  11. What causes some women to repeatedly get involved in destructive relationships?
  12. What effect does having an abortion have on a dating relationship?
  13. What causes children to rebel against their parents?
  14. What effect has social media had on family relationships?
  15. What causes sibling rivalry?
  16. What effect does birth order have on personality (or career)?
  17. What effect does a happy and fulfilling marriage have on a person's health?
  18. Does going to college cause people to have better marriages?
  19. What is the effect of grandparents raising a child?
  20. What causes teenagers to become sexually active?
  21. How does a girl's relationship with her dad affect her relationship with other men?
  22. What is the effect of growing up in a single-parent household?
  23. What is the effect of being a twin?
  24. What the effect has China's one child had on family relationships? How will the new two child policy change family dynamics?
  25. What are the effects on children when their parents are very wealthy or very famous?
  26. What causes parents to over-schedule their children's activities? (Or what is the effect of over-scheduling on the child?)
  27. What causes a family to have close relationships?
  28. What is the effect of family vacations on family relationships?

Social Problem Topics

  1. Why are more children poor than any other group?
  2. What causes poverty in the U.S.?
  3. What are the effects of growing up in poverty?
  4. What causes homelessness?
  5. What effect does growing up with food insecurity have on children?
  6. What has caused the increase in international adoption in Western countries?
  7. What is the effect on children (or adults) of watching news reports of natural disasters, terrorist strikes, sexual predators, and other fearful situations?
  8. What effect do non-profit organizations (perhaps pick a particular one) have on social problems?
  9. What is the effect of more baby boomers reaching retirement age?
  10. What is the cause of men still out-earning women in wages? What is the effect?
  11. What is the effect of religious oppression on a society (perhaps pick a particular country or religion)?
  12. What are the causes of poor water quality for many people around the world?
  13. What is the effect of people not having shoes to wear?
  14. What are the effects of inadequate sanitation on a community?
  15. What is the cause (or effect) of continued discrimination and racism?
  16. What causes people with disabilities to be unable to get jobs?
  17. What is the effect on children of growing up in poverty?
Does our fear of shots cause people to avoid them?

Does our fear of shots cause people to avoid them?

Healthcare Paper Ideas

  1. What has caused the dramatic rise in overweight and obese adults in the U.S. in the last ten years?
  2. What will be the effects of this rise in obesity on the healthcare system?
  3. What causes the increasing number of children affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder?
  4. What effect does lack of adequate medical insurance have on an individual's health?
  5. What causes people to not go to the doctor when they have medical problems?
  6. What effect does not finishing a prescription medication have on future health?
  7. What is the cause (or the effect) of people not getting their children vaccinated?
  8. What causes the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa?
  9. What is the effect of climate change on infectious medical diseases?
  10. What is the effect of globalization on the spread of disease?
  11. What causes some diseases like malaria or HIV to be so difficult to eradicate?
  12. What effect does stress have on health?
  13. What effect has cancer research had on stopping cancer deaths?
  14. What causes people to get cancer?
  15. What causes pancreatic cancer to be so deadly?
  16. What has caused cancer to be so difficult to cure?
  17. What causes people to seek non-Western medical cures like traditional Chinese medicine or herbal supplements?
  18. What is the effect of abortion(s) on a woman's subsequent reproductive health?
  19. What effect does birth control have on women?
  20. What effect do regular dental check-ups have on oral health?
  21. What causes people to go blind?
  22. What causes people to develop allergies?
  23. What effect does an increased use of technology have on health?
  24. What causes cardiovascular disease?
  25. What effect does exercise have on the body?
  26. What causes people to make healthy living choices?
  27. What causes so many healthcare providers to be overweight?
  28. What are the social effects of having braces on teeth?

Social Media and the Internet

  1. What effect does cell phone use have on teenagers?
  2. What causes families to buy unlimited cell phone plans?
  3. What are the effects of violent video games on young children or teenagers?
  4. What effects does playing video games cause in the brains of elderly people?
  5. Does online shopping cause people to spend more money?
  6. What effect does social media have on teen relationships?
  7. What are the causes (or effects) of cyber bullying?
  8. What causes social media sites to lose popularity?
  9. What are the effects of picture and video-based social media sites like Snapchat or Instagram on teenage social interaction?
  10. What causes a video game to be popular?
  11. What effect does moving away from computers and towards tablets and smartphones have on how we browse the Internet?
  12. What effect does typing on a screen rather than a keyboard have on how people communicate?
  13. What causes Google to be the most popular search engine?
  14. What are the social effects of everyone on the planet having cell phones?
  15. How have smartphones affected business practices?
What causes students to get discouraged in school?

What causes students to get discouraged in school?

Education

  1. How does standardized testing affect student dropout rates?
  2. What effect does being labeled "gifted and talented" have on students?
  3. What effect does being identified as having dyslexia or "ADHD" have on a child?
  4. What causes students to think school is boring?
  5. Does using technology like iPads or smartboards in classrooms cause students to learn better?
  6. What is the effect on learning when students do most of their work reading from a computer or tablet rather than paper and books?
  7. What are the effects of homeschooling on children? (Or what are the social effects?)
  8. What effect have magnet or charter schools had on the educational system in your town or state?
  9. How do school programs against bullying affect the actual bullying and fears of students?
  10. Do single-sex classrooms cause students to learn better?
  11. What are the positive and negative effects of having school uniforms?
  12. What is the effect of having an open high school campus?
  13. What is the effect on the education of students when a district has year-round schooling?
  14. What causes teachers to burn out?
  15. What causes some schools to fail to educate students?
  16. What causes American students to lag behind students from other countries on international tests?
  17. What effect do fine arts have on students?
  18. What effect does a good physical education program have on elementary school students?
  19. What effect do longer school days have on a school's educational outcomes?
  20. What effect does parent involvement in schools have on education?

History and Politics Topics

  1. What caused the Civil War?
  2. What are the continuing effects of slavery on American society?
  3. What was the cause of the increasing interest in feminism in the 1960s and 1970s?
  4. How were WWII veterans affected by their wartime experiences?
  5. What effect did WWII have on the Jewish people?
  6. What effect did Christianity have on the Roman empire?
  7. What caused the Arab Spring? What are the effects of the Arab Spring?
  8. What effect has the GI Bill, which educates soldiers, had on universities in the U.S.?
  9. What was the effect of colonialism on Britain's view of itself?
  10. What were the causes and effects of colonialism?
  11. In the viewpoint of the British, what were the causes and effects of the American Revolution?
  12. What causes the drug wars in Colombia?
  13. What causes illegal immigration?
  14. What are the effects of immigration on a country (pick any country)?
  15. What is the effect of online sales on businesses (in any country)?
  16. What was the effect of the printing press (or other invention) on world history?
  17. What are the effects of globalization on the position of women?
  18. What are the effects of American drone attacks on terrorists and civilians?
  19. What was the cause of the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11?
  20. What is the cause of increased militancy on the part of North Korea?

Questions & Answers

Question: What do you think of the essay topic "What are the causes and effects of the decline of ethics in Pakistani politics?"

Answer: Here are some other ways to state this topic:

1. What has caused the decline in ethics in Pakistani government?

2. What causes have led to the effect of a decline in ethics in Pakistani politics?

Question: What are the causes of the employment syndrome? Additionally, the essay prompt requires that you should suggest various innovative ways to curb the problem.

Answer: You have a two-step essay question which asks you to first investigate the causes of the problem and then suggest solutions. To organize this kind of essay, you might want to start with an example of the problem for the introduction. Then define and explain "employment syndrome." For the next paragraph, start with the question "What causes employment syndrome?" and then discuss the probable causes, using examples and any evidence you have from your research. Head into the second part of the body by using the second question to start a new paragraph, "How can we solve the problem of employment syndrome?" If you need help on how to write these kinds of essays, you can see my articles on "How to Write a Cause and Effect Essay" and "How to Write a Problem Solution Essay." While your teacher framed the question as a "cause" essay, the assignment seems to mostly fit the category of a problem solution essay. In order to figure out a solution, you must always first investigate the cause.

Question: What do you think of the essay topic, "What effects do cell phone use have on teenagers"?

Answer: As a mom who has raised teenagers in the era of cellphones, I certainly am interested in this topic. I've had many students do topics along this vein. Here are some other ideas:

1. What effect does cell phones have on family relationships?

2. What causes teenagers to choose to communicate through texting rather than in person?

3. What is the effect of cell phones on teenage dating relationships?

4. How does cell phone use effect high school education?

5. What causes teachers to ban cell phone use in class?

Question: How would "What was the cause of the increasing interest in feminism in the 1960s and 1970s" work as an essay topic?

Answer: That is a very good question and here are some other possibilities on that topic:

What effect did the feminism of the 1960s and 70s have on American society?

How has feminism changed the lives of women in the United States (or Europe, or globally)?

What effect has feminism had on men, family roles, or marriages in the past fifty years?

What causes millennial women to embrace feminism?

Question: How can I word a topic on the benefits of music education for a cause-effect essay?

Answer: How does music education in schools benefit students?

Does music education have benefits for the students in their other subjects?

What causes parents and taxpayers to support music education in the schools?

What is the effect of music education on a person over their lifetime?

Question: Would this make a good essay topic: "What is the cause and effect of online shopping?"

Answer: A better question would be:

1. What is the cause and effect of an addiction to online shopping?

2. What causes online shopping to become a problem?

3. What effect does online shopping have on a person's personality?

Question: The "employment syndrome" crippled entrepreneurial initiative of indigenous Zimbabwe. What are the causes and suggest various innovative ways to curb employment syndrome?

Answer: You have an interesting question. It would be important to define and describe the "employment syndrome" in Zimbabwe. If your audience is very familiar with this term, then you just need a sentence or two. If you were writing to a U.S. audience, they would probably not know the situation at all, and you would need to give a fuller explanation and examples.

The second part of the question is actually a different kind of essay, a problem solution essay. However, it is often true that these two types of essays are linked. As I point out in "How to Write a Problem Solution Essay," you must first determine the most important causes of a problem before you can decide on a solution. How you write this essay would depend on whether the most important point you want to make is to discuss the causes, or to provide some innovative solutions. If you are intending to write mostly about the causes, then the body of the paper (the main middle part) should have a detailed description and analysis of the causes and then you can give some brief ideas of innovative solutions in the conclusion.

If your main point is to discuss solutions, then the first one or two paragraphs should describe the situation and the causes and the body of the paper should give detailed ideas of how to solve this problem. The conclusion could then explain how those solutions are the best because they are the most feasible, practical and effective.

Question: What do you think of the topic, "What effect does an increased use of technology have on health?" for a cause and effect essay?

Answer: Here are some other ideas:

1. How has the health of teens been affected by their social media use?

2. Do cell phones cause health problems?

3. How does screen time hurt our eyes?

Question: What is a good thesis for the following topic: What are the effects of homeschooling on children?

Answer: Your thesis will depend on your opinion about the topic and whether you think the effects of homeschooling are positive or negative. Here are some typical answers:

Positive: children learn to be independent learners, families can teach children their own values (often religious ones), children can learn faster, and at their own pace, homeschooling eliminates problems with bullying, and traditional schooling means students waste a lot of time that isn't directly related to learning.

Negative: students don't learn to make friends, children don't learn socially acceptable behavior, parents don't always know how to teach effectively, children may not meet normal educational standards.

These are just suggestions. You should pick three or four effects that you think are important and put them in a sentence like this:

Three of the most important effects of homeschooling on children are:...

Question: What do you think of, "How does a girl's relationship with her father affect her relationship with other men?" as a cause and effect essay topic?

Answer: You have an interesting question but if you are doing a cause/effect essay, you might want to word it differently:

1. What causes a girl's relationship with her father to influence her relationship with other men?

2. What causes the father-daughter relationship to be so crucial in forming a woman's ability to have good relationships with other men?

Question: Can you give me some suggestions for the essay topic, "What are the causes and effects of war"?

Answer: Talking about the causes and effects of a war is a big topic. It might be better to talk about a particular war and focus mostly on causes or effects. For example:

What caused the first Gulf War?

What have been the effects of the Rwandan genocide?

Question: What do you think of the topic, "What are the effects of video games on children?" for a cause and effect essay?

Answer: You have a popular topic and I've written some information about how to write a thesis statement and topic sentences on this issue here: https://hubpages.com/academia/How-to-Write-a-Great...

Question: What do you think of the essay topic "What is the cause of illegal immigration?"

Answer: Here are some other essay questions on that topic:

1. What is causing so many people to flee South American countries and travel?

2. What causes so many Haitians to want to stay in the U.S.?

3. What causes the U.S. to be such a popular place for illegal immigrants to come?

4. What causes people to overstay their tourist visa?

5. What causes people to overstay their student visa?

6. What causes people to be caught and deported?

7. What causes people to come illegally rather than to try to come legally?

Question: What do you think of this as an essay topic: What is the effect on learning when students do most of their work reading from a computer or tablet rather than paper and books?

Answer: My students have been researching this question for the past few years because many of them have not had paper books for class in high school. You will find some fascinating research which suggests that not having a hard copy of books can make it harder to remember information.

Question: Is "What is the effect of playing rather than studying for a long test" a good essay topic?

Answer: This topic is probably a little too obvious. Of course, if you play rather than study, you won't do as well on the test. However, this could be an interesting topic if you went further than that and talked about the effects, or consequences, of never paying close attention to your studies. What are the long-term consequences of neglecting to study for tests?

Question: What do you think about, "What causes teenagers to become sexually active?" as an essay question?

Answer: This question is a good "trending" cause topic. Here are some other questions:

What has caused the trend of lower teenage pregnancy rates?

What causes teenagers to enter into a sexually active relationship in (you can state an age or grade here to be more specific)?

What causes teenagers to choose not to become sexually active?

Question: What do you think of the essay topic "What are the causes of the military technology?"

Answer: I think you need to reword this slightly to be more effective:

1. What are the causes of increasing reliance on military technology?

2. What are the effects of a country using more military technology?

3. What is the cause of greater expenditures on military technology?

Question: What do you think of the topic, "What are the causes and effects of the Myanmar civil war?" for a cause and effect essay?

Answer: Here are other ways to word the problem:

1. What has caused the civil war in Myanmar?

2. What is the most important cause of the Myanmar civil war?

3. How will the Myanmar civil war affect the country?

Question: What do you think of, "What causes paranoia? What's the effect?" as a cause and effect essay topic?

Answer: Psychological or mental health topics are always interesting to research, but be sure that your instructor accepts this kind of topic. There generally needs to be some disagreement about the cause to make this paper work. If the cause is considered clear and uncontroversial, then you would be writing an Explaining essay rather than a cause argument essay. Here are some other possibilities:

1. What causes schizophrenia?

2. What effect does having a relative with schizophrenia have on families?

3. What causes obsessive-compulsive disorder? How does having this disorder affect a person's life and work?

4. What effect does this OCD have on a person's family relationships and friendships?

I have more topics on mental health here: https://hubpages.com/humanities/Easy-Essay-Topics-...

Question: What do you think of the essay topic questions "What is the effect of divorce on children?" and "Does the age of the child make a difference?"

Answer: Those are both good questions. I think that you could do just one of those or keep the second question as part of your conclusion if you discover that the age does make a difference. Other articles on divorce and children could be:

What causes parents to divorce when their children go to college?

What is the effect that a parent's divorce has on their children's dating and marriage relationships?

Question: What do you think of the topic, "What caused me to choose my planned major/area of study?" for a cause and effect essay?

Answer: Rather than a personal question, a better essay would ask a more general one, like:

1. What are the most important reasons students choose their major?

2. What causes students to change their major?

3. What causes students to choose a particular major?

Question: What do you think of the topic, "Today young people spend less and less time reading books. Why? What are the results of this trend?" for a cause and effect article?

Answer: Here are some other ways to word that question:

1. What causes young people today to spend less time reading than previous generations and what will be the effects of this trend?

2. What are the causes and effects of the fact that young people are reading less?

Question: Does using technology like iPads or smartboards in classrooms cause students to learn better?

Answer: You have hit on an important question. Here are some related ideas:

1. Should a school district save money by eliminating textbooks and use digital books instead?

2. Is using technology in the classroom absolutely necessary?

3. Does use of technology really prepare students better for their future jobs?

4. How does technology like smart phones impact the ability of students to cheat?

5. Can students learn as well with online learning as they can in a traditional classroom?

Question: What do you think of the topic, "What was the cause of the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11?" for a Cause and Effect essay?

Answer: That is an interesting question because the obvious answer is that two planes ran into the buildings, but you could delve deeper into the causes both in politics, economics, and religion.

Question: What do you think of, "How does standardized testing effect student dropout rates?" as a cause and effect essay topic?

Answer: Here are other questions on this issue:

1. Does standardized testing cause more students to drop out of high school and never graduate?

2. Does standardized testing actually help students to learn more in school?

3. What does standardized testing actually measure?

4. Does standardized testing cause teaching to be better or worse?

5. Does standardized testing make teachers only teach what is on the test?

6. Is the increase in student anxiety causes by an increased use and emphasis on standardized testing?

Question: What do you think of the essay topic "What is the cause of increased militancy on the part of North Korea?"

Answer: Your topic idea is current and would make an interesting paper. Here are some other versions of this idea:

1. What is the cause of the recently increased militancy on the part of North Korea?

2. What are the reasons for North Korea's recent trip to China and their first meeting with Chinese leaders?

3. What will be the effect of face to face diplomacy?

4. What caused the North Koreans to be willing to meet with President Trump?

Question: What do you think about the essay topic "What is the customer satisfaction about credit cards?"

Answer: This question is phrased as an explaining essay rather than a cause and effect. Here are some cause and effect questions on this issue:

1. What causes customers to feel satisfied with their particular credit card?

2. What is the effect of customers feeling good about their credit card interactions?

Question: I'm doing a cause and effect essay about being color blind. My essay has to be three pages long and I can't find many effects. Can you help me?

Answer: Start by looking at the many causes of color blindness, which happens both from birth and from a variety of illnesses. Then to find effects you need to search for things like "living with color blindness," "problems with being color blind," "living with color deficiency," and "dangers of colorblindness."

Question: How can I use the topic of illegal immigration to write a cause and effect essay? My professor said it's too broad.

Answer: A good cause and effect essay topic does need to be specific enough that you can find good sources and exciting examples. Here are some possible causal research questions on immigration:

1. What has caused the recent increase in families wanting to immigrate to the United States?

2. What causes children without parents to come across the U.S. border?

3. Does changing laws influence the number of illegal immigrants?

Question: What is a good cause and effect thesis statement for co-housing?

Answer: Co-housing is an intentional community structure where people have private spaces but also share many community spaces, property, activities and areas like large kitchens, eating areas and recreational property. Here are some good thesis ideas:

1. What causes people to choose to be part of a co-housing community?

2. What are the effects of being a part of co-housing?

3. What causes conflicts among people in a co-housing community?

4. What are the effects on raising children in a co-housing community?

5. What is the effect on property values in co-housing communities?

6. What causes people to enjoy cohousing over other types of communities?

Question: How do you write a business plan?

Answer: You write a business plan by explaining:

1. What other businesses exist that are doing something similar to what you plan.

2. What you think is lacking in the current businesses selling this product.

3. Your plan to make a business which meets this lack.

4. What you need in personnel, capital (funds), supplies and building space to start your business.

5. Your plan to start up the business and run it.

6. Anything you already have done to show that this plan would work.

Question: "What is the effect of mass media on the bias of audiences?" How can I reframe this as an essay topic?

Answer: Here are some other ways to word that question:

1. Does mass media cause bias in the audience?

2. What is the effect of mass media on audience bias?

Question: Does this essay topic question make sense? "What are the causes and effects of refugees in Asia?"

Answer: Here are some better ways to phrase the topic:

1. What is the cause of so many refugees in Asia and what are the effects of this migration?

2. What are the causes and effects of the current refugee crisis in Asia?

Question: Do you have any suggestions for "What is the cause of the recent trend in Ethiopia of teaching children by using plasma TV? What effect has that had on the education of children in that country?" as a cause and effect essay topic?

Answer: Any new educational trend or method can make a good cause and effect topic. I've reworded your topic to make it clear that you are talking about a cause and an effect. You could use this same format and insert any new educational idea. For example: What has caused the need to develop new teaching methods in Ethiopia and what have been the effects of teacher development plans?

Question: Would this be a good essay topic? Do you have other suggestions to help develop this topic question? "What are the perceived benefits to be accrued by the new path taken by Zimbabwe in international relations?"

Answer: This is a good argument topic. Here are some other questions for this topic idea:

1. What has caused the Zimbabwe government to take a new path in international relations?

2. What effects will occur because of the new path taken by Zimbabwe in international relations?

Question: How should I approach writing a paragraph on the topic "I changed my lifestyle" and devote attention to the cause of the change and its effect?

Answer: A paragraph is like a mini-essay. It should have at least five sentences. The first sentence should tell your main point, what you did to change your lifestyle. Then you should have three or more sentences which explain the cause of your decision to change your lifestyle and the effect of the change. The last sentence should probably be some sort of evaluation of this change. You can explain whether you think this has helped you or hurt you, or you can say whether or not you like this change.

Question: What do you think of the essay topic "What is the effect of grandparents raising a child?"

Answer: With many children now being raised by other family members at least in part, I think your question is very interesting. Of course, in the past, many children were raised in multi-generational households. However, I suspect your question is more about the situation when both of the child's parents are unable or unwilling to take on the responsibility of raising the child, and the grandparents step in to do the job. Here are some other ways to look at this topic:

1. What causes grandparents to become a child's main caregivers and what effect does that have on the child?

2. What effect does it have on grandparents when they need to become primary caregivers of their grandchildren?

3. What is the effect of growing up in a multi-generational household?

Question: What caused the drug wars in Colombia?

Answer: You could substitute any war in any country in this question to make a good cause and effect essay. People still write books and articles about the cause of the Civil War and other important battles. In answering this sort of question, you can often make an interesting conclusion which suggests what might be a possible solution to the conflict or what might have been done to prevent an ongoing war or at least mitigate the consequences. There are many different sides to a question like this, and your paper will probably be more interesting if you consider a different answer than the one people expect, or explain with a lot of specific details and evidence why the obvious answer is the truth.

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Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on June 09, 2017:

Sophia--I'm so glad that this helped you. I especially enjoy teaching Chinese students. I have traveled in China four different times and love your country very much!

Sophia on June 09, 2017:

I am a Chinese student and I think your sharing did help me a lot. Thank you !

domonique on March 16, 2017:

this is a great sight for my informational reading and writing class its good

Hooriya on March 01, 2017:

Hi thanks for helping me

deeksha on October 11, 2016:

these topics are really good.. i used some of these topics for my projects and got great marks.. i got A+ in all my projects , i am in 7th grade....

Sourav Rana on April 04, 2016:

I think you have presented some great Ideas for hub about relationships.

Hugh Johnson on March 15, 2016:

These topics had a BIG impact on my life. Thanks for your LARGE ammount of tips.

John on March 15, 2016:

These topics really helped me for school

Ruby from United States on March 14, 2016:

Creative idea for a hub, what was your case and effect for making it lol

BOB on December 09, 2015:

WOW this is super great to look up stuff for an assignment.

Joe on October 29, 2015:

Awesome topics thanks a million

Dwight Goliday Jr from East Saint Louis on October 29, 2015:

Wow. There are a lot things that cause and effect. Very informative write.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on October 20, 2015:

Thanks Zakeycia and YoLex. My students have come up with most of these topics through the years and now this is my most visited article so they must have done a good job! I think it got over 2000 views one day last week!

YoLex on October 20, 2015:

This is awesome I wish I'd found this hub before I graduated college lol! Great work!

Zakeycia Dickens on October 20, 2015:

I have a cause and effect essay to type for my English class. I was having a hard time coming up with a topic. Your website and topic suggestions were very helpful. Thank you.

Rasheedah Abdul-Hakeem on March 16, 2015:

Thanks. Great topics.

James Packard from Columbia, Missouri on February 06, 2015:

What a great hub! Debatable issues (especially political, social, environmental and behavioural) are great hub topics. They are good to write about to do research and clear up one's own viewpoint, but they also get people talking, and also spark very needed discussion. Thanks for sharing.

Liza Treadwell Esq aka Liza Lugo JD from New York, NY on February 06, 2015:

I love this one, VirginiaLynne. Your hubs are so valuable to students and professional writers. Cause and effect papers are among the most interesting to read.

I voted this hub "up," "useful," and "interesting." I am bookmarking this hub for future reference. I know I'll be using it! Keep up the excellent work here.

Marilyn L Davis from Georgia on January 29, 2015:

Good afternoon, Virginia; excellent examples for all categories. Well done. ~Marilyn

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on November 08, 2014:

Here is another place to look for topic ideas: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Causal-Analysis-E...

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on October 08, 2014:

Hi Gertrude--These two words are ones that are often confused. Affect also means "to produce an effect upon" as well as "to influence." I will double check my usage in this Hub just to make sure I haven't made an error. Thanks!

Gertrude McFuzz on October 08, 2014:

These are great topics. I just have one comment. Sometimes you use "effect" when you should use "affect."

affect = influence - usually a verb

effect= result - usually a noun

effect= cause - not used that often - verb

Shamim Rajabali from Texas on September 11, 2014:

This will come in handy for my English class. Thanks.

ANCY on July 22, 2014:

I Love it very much

rakesh ranjana on July 11, 2014:

Social causes are growing up in lot more ways, knowing it and having a knowledge about it through this site, will help a lot in many ways for people to understand there relationship and social problems

MariaBrown on March 13, 2014:

Great hub! I like your ideas, it is something different & innovative. Vote up!

DjeLke on February 11, 2014:

Thanks! This is helpful.... Vote up.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on January 27, 2014:

Sumnerswett--I teach MLA format because that is used by most American colleges in their English departments. However, you are very right to point out that APA and Chicago and other formats are used in different types of courses. I think considering cause and effect is sometimes a bit confusing because it depends on where you view the start of the situation. Often a cause creates an effect, which causes another situation. Sometimes it is hard to pull them apart. That is why I usually like to call this a "speculating about causes" essay, because we can't always definitively determine the absolute cause, but we can always speculate and argue for the most important causes, or the most important effects that we see in a situation.

Sumner Swett from Owls Head Maine on January 27, 2014:

Okay so cause and effect essays are written in different formats, but let me say in my college profession for the essays to be written were to be in APA format, and it is interesting when researching and writing whether it is from information you have researched or if it free lance. I like to research topics before writing and also note taking is effective. The cause is what causes the situation and the effect is what you have to take into consideration to the cause as we all know it.

Kimberly Lake from California on January 08, 2014:

Great topics! Voted up and shared.

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on November 23, 2013:

Leidy--That is a great essay topic. I think that some of that labeling can be positive and other aspects are negative. It can encourage students to believe that they are capable, but it can discourage them by making them think that they don't need to work hard, or that if they don't achieve a high grade on everything, they have failed.

Seth Tomko from Macon, GA on October 24, 2013:

A good and diverse collection of topics. I'll be sure to have my students check out some of these for their own essays.

Annie Miller from Wichita Falls, Texas on April 26, 2013:

Very interesting and in depth Hub. I am passing this along and saving it, as well!

Chris Achilleos on April 26, 2013:

Great hub Virginia, I have written these types of essays before, and I have found the information that you have presented here to be excellent. Thank you for sharing. Voted up and useful!

Chris Achilleos

Virginia Kearney (author) from United States on April 25, 2013:

Thanks so much Carol! You are always an encouragement.

carol stanley from Arizona on April 25, 2013:

This is something to save when trying to come up with new writing ideas. Great hub...Going to pass this along and of course vote up.