Cause and Effect Essay

 

There are certain guidelines when writing about a cause and effect essay. Basically, this
type of essay writes about the concept of cause and effect, which is concerned about why certain
things happen and what happens as a result of these things. Writing this kind of essay helps in
organizing and discussing ideas.
When writing this kind of essay, the goal is to explain the causes or the effects of an
event. A perfect example of a cause and effect essay is the causes of pollution. In writing this
essay, the goal is to identify the main reasons why pollution exists. Another example would be
the effects of too much social media. When writing this essay, the writer should focus on the
effects that too much exposure to social media can bring to someone’s life.
The organization of this essay starts with a thesis statement. Taking the first example
about the causes of air pollution, the thesis statement is that air pollution is caused by a variety of
causes such as car exhaust, coal burning for energy, toxic gasses released from factories and
much more. In each of the causes, the essay can dissect the reasons why these causes exist and
the effects these had on the environment.
A cause and effect essay can also write about the effects of certain things. In the second
example, which is the effect of too much exposure to social media, the writer can start with the
thesis statement stating that too much social media can be bad for the psychological health of a
person. In this type of essay, the organization should focus on the effects of too much social
media exposure such as lack of privacy and possible cyber bullying. When writing this kind of
essay, it helps writers create an organized thought of an idea that can help provide a resolution to
the problem it creates.

So Excited for spring 2017

Im so excited for spring 2017! We have about 10 days until spring semester starts. I’ll be having mathematics, physics, biology, sociology and some PE classes. Wish me luck! Thanks!

Just arrived from China and Celebrated Spring Festival

I just came back from Chengdu to celebrate the spring festival with my family.  Its been hard to be away with family for over a year, but I have to stay here in Texas to finish my studies.

Till my next post.

First Year Engineering Subjects

Now, this is the real deal. Engineering has been my passion ever since I can remember. For me, it was like the dream of all dreams. I know for a fact that many wanted to be an engineer, along with other degrees like being a teacher, doctor, or celebrity. However, it is more than just wanting the course that is being wanted by the many. I want to be a chemical engineer. Yeah, you heard it right, chemical. Sounds difficult right? Well, even for me, I know that this is not an easy course. To set things straight, though, I know that all courses are difficult. What drew me to chemical engineering is the fact that it fascinates me to see the formation of things from small materials. At the same time, I consider different manifestations of chemical reaction as a work of art. Really, it makes me realize how much of the world I really know nothing about. There is much to learn about making things from chemicals, and I want to be part of it, especially in the sector of energy. Why? Because of the following:

• I want to develop a means of providing cheaper energy to the rural areas. I know for a fact that energy is often less accessible to the poor.

• I also want to contribute in providing more environment-friendly production of energy to do away with all the wood cutting and excessive release of carbon dioxide that harms the environment.

Looking at the syllabus, basically, first-year subjects serve as preparatory. It provides lessons on the basics of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. There are also units relating to biology. Brief of the science department I must say. Of course, there are also subjects outside of engineering premise, such as history and literature, the ones I consider a breath of fresh air. It creates balance to the whole first year of education.

Goodbye Family, Hello New Friends

Part of moving into a different place is uprooting you to the place that you have grown used to. Not only to the place, but also to the people. Of course, with today’s technology, there really is no absolute goodbye (aside from death). However, it will never be the same.

With my transfer to a different country, I have already prepared myself. I know I will be spending lesser time with my childhood friends and my family. However, at the end of the day, I tell myself that it is part of growing up. Luckily, my family is very understanding in this regard. Yet, it still does not make the whole thing instantly easy. Being with them during the most part of my childhood, leaving is not exactly a piece of cake.

On the other hand, I have read in a book that the hardest part is really taking the first step. After that, the liberation will be overwhelming. I must say, that is definitely true. After everything sinks in, you get to realize some of the perks of going to a new place, such as the following:

• You get to meet new people from different parts of the world • You get exposed to different cultures

• You get accustomed to diversity

• You get to know yourself more New place, new beginnings.

With that come new acquaintances as well. It is never wrong to try to know other people. It helps one grow. Different people have their own stories, and knowing these stories is education already. Each story gives different perspectives. With that, I welcome new friends with open arms. As much as I want to learn from them, I would also want to give them an idea of my own culture, giving them a peak of my own perspective as well.

Flying From Chengdu to Dallas

I revel in the idea of traveling. At some point in my life, it has been the journey that I cannot forget, instead of the destination. I know for a fact that this moving of mine is a huge step, but I cannot stop but look forward to the things that I may come across traveling from Chengdu, my hometown, to Dallas. I don’t care if takes around 18 hours. I am ready for the 18 hours travel.

I remembered the first time I rode an airplane. I was a still a kid that time, roughly 8 years old? I really demanded the window seat for me to see everything. I wanted to see the clouds, to see the buildings shrinking, basically to visualize my whole body leaving the ground. It was so satisfying. From then on, I always demanded the window seat. Up till now, even if I am already 18 years old, I am still not getting tired of it. And I have no plans of stopping just yet. So, of course, I purchased the window seat this time as well. I want to savor my journey, the entirety of it.

Here are some of the few things I am looking forward to this entire travel of mine:

• My seatmate. I am a talkative traveler, so basically I am looking forward to someone who I can talk to.

• The airport, both in Chengdu and Dallas. Airports are where people the different race go together. It is basically a hub of diverse people and I love diversity.

• The shrinking buildings. I like how the skyscrapers turn to miniatures. I

t’s like humans are gaining control all over again. It becomes imagining people are living or working in those buildings while I am on the plane. Some work of art there. Yeah, sounds deep right?

Deciding to Study in Texas A&M

Being part of the Millennial population, I must admit, I have this drive to do something out of my personal status quo. It seems hard to explain, but today’s generation seem to want to do something more, to be more, and I am definitely one of them. As such, I decided to make it a goal to go to Texas A&M, a university that I consider very prestigious. As a Chinese student, I know for a fact that many of my batch mates also have the same thoughts as me. Not particularly about going to the exact same school, but basically just learning new things outside our own country. Now, justifying this goal to my family, and to myself, led me to identify different objectives as to why I really want to go to Texas A&M. After thorough deliberation with my own consciousness, these are the things that I came up with:

• I want to go out of the country

• I want to play football (I heard Texas A&M has a good football team. That is something I strongly look forward to)

• I want to boost my curriculum vitae by graduating in a prestigious University

• I want to gain independence while exploring the places other than China

These reasons make me want to pursue Texas A&M. I feel like I can discover new things about myself if I get exposed to the different environment and a far place at that. It fascinates me to think of the possibilities, of what I could achieve, and of what Texas A&M can offer to make me into a better version of myself. Of course, I am not saying that other universities cannot do the same. It is just that Texas A&M has this aura that draws me strongly. It is so hard to say no. Trust me, I tried.