- You must have an effective introduction that gains the readers’ interest
- You must use topic sentences and your paragraphs must be well organized
- Transitions between ideas to show similarities and differences must be used regularly
- You must have both simple and compound sentences in your essay
- You must use verbs that show cause and effect
- You must use the grammatical structures and vocabulary we have discussed for expressing cause and effect relationships (pp. 20 21, 23 24, and 26).