In an explanation essay, you explain how or why something happens or has happened. You need to explain different causes and effects. You should organize the essay by explaining each individual cause or effect.
|Example question:||Write an essay explaining why so many Europeans moved|
|to Canada during the early nineteenth century.|
|Introduction:||Give background information on European immigration during this time.|
|Supporting paragraphs:||1. Explain first reason: poor economy in Europe.|
|2. Explain second reason: better living conditions in Canada.|
|Summary paragraph:||Summarize main reasons.|