Cause and effect is an evergreen thing. Remember when we were just kids, and our parents always told us that if we disobey them, there would be consequences?
Well, it really does work this way.
Whatever you do, think, or say will lead to something particular. There is even a so-called "Butterfly effect" that basically means that minor things done somewhere can lead to big changes somewhere else in the world. It used to be an effect often discussed in weather broadcasts, but with time it became a metaphor for all kinds of changes.
Meanwhile, educational establishments aiming to train students to see the cause and effect decided to have special types of essays as a part of their academic process.
There are only two issues that come up when you talk about these essays: what structure they have and what topics can they talk about.
What makes a good cause and effect essay?
The structure is no different from any other essay you would write. This piece must consist of an introduction, main body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
However, the whole text should focus on four main points across the text:
- You need to study the cause of what happened.
There is always a reason behind every event. And there are no exceptions. So, your job is to study these causes and describe them in a nice and concise manner.
- Explain these causes.
After you look into the reasons why something happened, you need to explain what you found out to the readers. They do not read your mind, so you need to be very clear when explaining the situation. However, since you need to talk about it in the introduction, make sure to explain it all in a few sentences.
- Check out the effect this particular event has.
In the main body, you need to show what consequences come after some choice, decision, action, or a word.
It is better if you can dedicate one paragraph to one effect for better clarity of the problem.
- Connect the cause and its effects.
The readers need to see the big picture. So, your last goal is to connect the cause and effect in their eyes. You should also lead them to a certain conclusion or a takeaway line which they would remember once they finish reading it.
This is what you should know about the structure. However, it might not be your biggest concern. The topic might be harder to come up with. So, if you are having troubles thinking of what to talk about in your article, then read on: you might find exactly what you are looking for on our list.
What constitute hunting and what is not hunting?
Hunting is the art of stalking animals for the purpose of killing them or with the intention of doing so. Fishing, which is the art of pursuing after fish for the purpose of killing them, is not regarded as part of hunting. Also, stalking animals without the intention of killing them, such as in photography, bird watching or wildlife studies, is recognized as hunting. The animals that are hunted are called game. Animals usually hunted are mammals and birds. The gathering of plant materials is also distinguished from hunting. Hunting involves considerable skill for stalking and trapping game.
Purposes of Hunting
Hunting is done for various purposes such as for food, recreation, and managing wildlife resources, that is, controlling the population of species within an ecosystem within manageable limits. In modern times, hunting is distinguished from poaching which is the stalking and killing of game in prohibited areas such as game reserves. Poaching is illegal, as game reserves are designed for the protection of endangered species.
History of Hunting
Hunting has been practiced from ancient times and evidence suggests that it started from about two million years ago in the western part of Kenya. Hunting was a prominent part of the lifestyle of Hunter-Gatherer societies which dates back to about eleven thousand years ago. The domestication of the dog which occurred about 15,000 years ago along with the invention of the bow (18000 years ago) contributed to improvements in hunting techniques. Fossil evidence indicates that spears had been used for hunting about 16,200 years ago in Asia. Many species have been hunted historically but the most recognizable of these are the Reindeer and Caribou which were hunted in Eurasia and North America. Species of greatest importance in hunting history have varied according to region. Hunting began to decline in economic importance and prevalence when Europeans began to discover and exploit new parts of the world and mercantilism, industrialization and capitalism began to characterize modern societies. Hunting however persists in some parts of the world such as among the indigenes of the Amazon, the San people of central and southern Africa, the Fayu people of New Guinea, the Vedda of Sri Lanka, and the Hadza of Tanzania.
Effects of Hunting
The extinction or near extinction of certain species of animals has been attributed to the activities of hunters. For instance, the extinction of the Holocene mega faunas of North America and Australia. The activities of poachers are also a threat to the survival of endangered species that are usually held in game reserves. As a consequence, many laws have been made to ensure wild life conservation and to limit the activities of poachers by nations and international agencies.