We have included here a sample cause-and-effect essay that briefly explores the reasons (causes) that soccer will not "make it big" in the United States. It was written by a community college student, Dewey Cheatham, who graciously gave us permission to reprint his essay here.
A cause and effect paper often appears to be structured along the lines of a , and the structure can, in fact, be similar. The difference, of course, is that a process essay explains something works or how something came to be as it is, whereas a cause and effect essay explains something works as it does or why it came to be what it is.
The eventual fate of air pollution is to be wasted out of air.A smokestack with a billowing black plume, for years the proud symbol of Americas industrial wealth and technological prowess, has in the last decade acquired another meaning.
Years of deforestation and pollution have slowly but steadily damaged the atmosphere and depleted the ozone layer. Refrigerators and air conditioners, for example, emit harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) which cause the depletion of the ozone layer, which results in Global warming.
Third, it is just too difficult to score in soccer. America loves its football games with scores like 49 to 35 and a professional basketball game with scores below 100 is regarded as a defensive bore. In soccer, on the other hand, scores like 2 to 1, even 1 to 0, are commonplace and apparently desirable; games scoreless at the end of regulation time happen all the time. (In the 515 games played in the final phase in the history of the World Cup games through 1994, only 1584 goals have been scored. That's three a game!) And if there is no resolution at the end of overtime, the teams resort to a shoot-out that has more to do with luck than with real soccer skills. Worse yet, it is possible for a team to dominate in terms of sheer talent and "shots-on-goal" and still lose the game by virtue of a momentary lapse in defensive attention, a stroke of bad luck, and the opponent's break-away goal. Things like that can happen, too, in baseball, but the problem somehow evens out over baseball's very long season of daily games. In soccer, it just isn't fair. Soccer authorities should consider making the goal smaller and doing away with the goalie to make scoring easier. And the business of starting over after each goal, in the middle of the field, has to be reconsidered. It's too much like the center-jump after each goal in the basketball game of yesteryear.
In this case, the cause and effect are part of a single event.
The topics that students can use for writing research papers and essays are given below.
Depending on the kind of relation between causes and effects, your essay can be organized by one of the three patterns: "Multiple Causes, One Effect" pattern, "One Cause, Multiple Effects" pattern and "Causal Chain (Domino)" pattern
You will have to determine which causes or effects you're going to write about. For instance, if there are too many causes for you to deal with in the scope of your essay, you'll have to decide what are the main causes, the ones you have to treat, and then suggest to your reader that there are other, relatively minor, causes outside the scope of your essay. Even in an essay as extensive as Kutter's, there are surely things he could have said but chose not to. In an essay on the effects of El Niño, the price you pay for orange juice might not belong in an essay alongside the devastating effects of tornadoes and ice-storms and mudslides and people's fear of uncontrollable weather patterns.
The cause and effect essay can end in a number of ways. It might be enough for your paper to point out causes or effects that people might not have thought of before, or to sort out those causes or effects so that people can grasp them with fresh insight or in a newly organized fashion. On the other hand, your essay might lead to a call for action based on patterns of cause and effect that you have perceived. The essay , for example, from magazine, ends with a plea for Americans to change the way they use antibiotics in situations where the antibiotics won't do any good. The alternative to this over-use of antibiotics the consequence if this trend is not reversed is well spelled out in the essay.
In fine, we need to take all measures to save the environment because environmental pollution causes serious harm to us. We are responsible for the pollution in indirect means. Some terrible chemical combinations which we make use of on a daily basis get intermingled into water and air and eventually affect our well-being. Our environment and we, both are incomplete without the help of each other. We ought to try our best to maintain the environment healthy so that we can survive.
For example, one could discuss each pollutant individually in terms of sources, methods of emission, how it is affected by chemical reactions in the atmosphere, adverse effects, and ultimate fate, Others may prefer to emphasize the functional approach because in most regions where air pollution is considered a problem, a pollutant coexists with other pollutants and there is a continual evolution of the nature of the atmosphere through chemical reactions.
Pollution is the mixture of poisonous materials into the natural resources. It affects the regular living off. Pollution can be of countless types such as air pollution, water pollution, sound pollution etc. Pollution is increasing day by day on account of the increasing number of automobiles, emissions of harmful gasses, from industrial firms, liquefied aerosols, and so forth. The air we breathe will cause lungs disorders. Contaminated water carries germs, viruses, dangerous chemicals, and so forth. Besides fungicides, chemical pesticides, herbicides, organic compounds such as Benzene, Ether, a few radioactive elements Radium, Thorium, industrial ashes, rubbish, garbage are also polluting the environment.