Write on beauties! I hope this becomes a little, "oh yeah" reminders. Some of these I learned in college, or high school or even before.
State your topic sentence. X causes Y.
Give an example. During... Concider...
Deliver a quote by an expert.
How does the quote give credence to your view of this issue? This works best if the perspective or relevance is surprising in some way. Use "suggests" or "implies"
Here transition into cause and effect or comparison or contradictory opinions.