Dr. RenzScared Healthy
Ever since I was little girl, horror movies have always been my favorite. Horror movies have always caught my full attention; there is just something about the adrenaline rush you get that makes you crave more and more. Enough though every now and then I would get too scared to even sleep, I would keep watching horror movies. My parents always told me that horror movies were good life lessons. The films teach you to deal with and embrace real life fears and phobias. Also, did you know watching a horror movie is just like exercising? It is true! Every situation has negative effects, but every situation also has positive ones too. From my own personal experience, horror movies have helped me face my fears. Horror movies do this by creating confidence that I can overcome whatever it is I fear. A horror movie can address many different fears, such as; spiders, snakes, zombies, killers, et cetera. You have a very high chance of facing a personal fear. Viewing a horror movie also creates more white blood cells, which means you can fight bacteria off. Every time a horror movie scares you, the white blood cells duplicate. Also, you can burn up to 200 calories while watching a horror movie. There are several positive and healthy effects of watching a horror movie. In Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, he mentions his view on horror movies right in his thesis statement; “I think that we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better – and maybe not all that much better, after all.” King’s thesis tells us that he believes we enjoy horror movies because we are all mentally ill and we like to prove that we are not afraid. King believes that we watch horror movies to “re-establish our feelings of essential normality.” King also states that we watch the horror films to satisfy the inner “potential lyncher” inside all of us. King feels as though that horror movies set our nightmares and our...
...Sherlock Holmes Influencing Modern Science
Sherlock Holmes was a fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes was a London detective who was famous for his master disguises and his intellectual ability to solve difficult crime cases. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave Sherlock Holmes many different ways to solve crimes such as fingerprinting, ballistics and handwriting analysis in order to determine the identity of the suspect. In the early 1900’s, solving a crime was mainly based off of superstition and usually an educated guess. The different methods that Sherlock Holmes used were of course fictional and a fantasy back then. The different types of fantasy methods influenced what we call today Forensic Science. Forensic Science is where the science and law community is used in order to answer questions to criminal as well as civil cases.
In Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle demonstrated the technique of trace of evidence. The technique of evidence helped Edmond Lochard come up with a principle called “Lochards Exchange Principle.” This principle stated “with contact between two items, there will be an exchange”. The principle basically means that every thing on a crime scene is consider evidence. There could be one little tiny hair fiber that could be the main key to solving the whole crime. In his books, Sherlock Holmes would use different tools such as the magnifying glass and the optical microscope in order to look...
...Cause and Effect
People have been deforesting the Earth for thousands of years, primarily to clear land for crops or livestock. Direct causes of deforestation are agricultural expansion, wood extraction; logging or wood harvest for domestic fuel or charcoal, and infrastructure expansion such as road building and urbanization. Rarely is there a single direct cause for deforestation. Usually there are multiplecauses working together simultaneously to cause deforestation. The single biggest direct cause of tropical deforestation is conversion to cropland and pasture, mostly for subsistence, which is growing crops or raising livestock to meet daily needs. The conversion to agricultural land usually results from multiple direct factors, as in countries building roads into remote areas to improve overland transportation of goods. The building of roads itself causes a limited amount of deforestation. But these new roads provide access to previously inaccessible and often unclaimed land. Logging, legal and illegal, often follows these new roads. Then the roads and the logged areas attract settlers, farmers, and ranchers who slash and burn the remaining forest for cropland or cattle pasture, completing the deforestation chain that began with road building. Agriculture-driven deforestation, for subsistence, and large-scale commercial activities are...
...Cause and Effect
To write a cause and effect essay, you’ll need to determine a scenario in which one action or event caused certain effects to occur. Then, explain what took place and why. This essay allows us to identify patterns and explain why things turned out the way that they did.
How do I choose a topic and get started? Try choosing a major event, either in your own life or an event of historical significance. For example, The Great Depression.
Cause of The Great Depression: stock market crash
How would we elaborate? We'd discuss the behaviors, carelessness, errors, and even cultural attitudes that led to the crash—explaining why it was devastating.
Effects of the Great Depression: joblessness & poverty
What should we say about the effects?
•Businesses went under—explain HOW the crash caused this
•Describe poverty in detail—explain how this could’ve been handled more efficiently or even avoided
Narrowing a Large Topic
In a short essay, it might be difficult to tackle the cause and all of the many effects of a big event like the Great Depression. To narrow a cause and effect topic down to a manageable size, ask yourself…
What's the main (most important) cause? Most people attribute it to the stock market crash, so that's a good place to start.
Can I break the...
...Cause and Effect
Although it is possible for one cause to lead to one effect, academic subjects are rarely this simple. One cause can lead to more than one effect, for example heavy rain can cause landslides and flooding. Also, more than one cause can lead to one or more effects, for example, eating too much pizza and drinking too much coke for lunch can cause you to get fat and be late for class!
Vocabulary and Grammar
Cause-effect | Example Sentences |
...because of...... caused by... cause of... reason for... attributed to... on account of... owing to | There was flooding because of the heavy rain. The flooding was caused by the heavy rain.The heavy rain was the cause of the flooding.The heavy rain was the reason for the flooding.The flooding was attributed to the heavy rain.There was flooding on account of the heavy rain.Owing to the heavy rain there was flooding.(These cause-effect phrases are all followed by noun phrases; i.e. 'the heavy rain'.) |
... because | There was flooding because heavy rain fell all night.
('Because' is followed by a verb phrase, 'heavy rain fell all night'.) |
Grammar Note: don't use 'Because' as the first word in a sentence: it's bad style.
There are a number of alternatives. You can use:
...Cause and Effect
When large sums of money are at stake, many companies bend and flex to their limits to guarantee defeat over the competition. Sometimes they take a loss in one area for a gain in another area. There is a cause for every action the company makes, and in return for their action there is an effect. Although the effect can sometimes be pre-determined, no one is really sure what the outcome is going to be until the time comes.
There are millions of cars on the road today and they all require tires. When an owner replaces the tires on his or her vehicle, they can decide what make and model will be on the car. But when a buyer purchases a new car, they do not have the option of which tires they would like.
There is severe competition in today's tire market between Goodyear, Firestone, and Michelin. They all want their tire to appear on new cars. The tires that come on the car are usually determined by who has the lowest price for the best tires. But companies can bid too low in the heat of a price war. Since the company needs to make a profit on their product, the production cost is lowered, in tern the quality of the product could be lowered.
A perfect example of this happened in 1997 between Goodyear and Firestone. They both wanted their tires to appear on the Ford Explorer. This brought a debate to the table. Who could make the better offer to...
December 4, 2009
Cause and Effect of Lying
“The whole truth and nothing but the truth.” If these were words to live by then the whole world would be in trouble. Living in this imperfect world, we are surrounded by people who lie and who have an infatuation with lying. There is nothing that you can do to stop it. It is a natural human behavior to keep yourself out of trouble, and lying to protect yourself is a tool that everyone uses. Most of the time they are little white lies that are used casually, not to hurt others’ feelings, but occasionally people get caught up in their own web of lies. This is where problems occur. Lying can lead to a multitude of problems including lost friendships, loss of trust, and the manipulation of individuals for your personal gain. There are also causes of lying such as pathological liars, and the avoidance of situations.
When an individual becomes a pathological liar they begin to lie incessantly to get their way and do so with little concern for others. There is a great website named truthaboutdeception.com that has a specific page dedicated to pathological lying, with this page a great quote comes about the stigma of lying. “Pathological liars have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. A pathological liar often comes across as being manipulative, cunning and self-centered.” Pathological lying is...
...opponents. Terrorism can actually be seen as a cry for attention, and our media give them just that. The causes and effects of terrorist attacks depend on the motivation of an individual or an entire group.
Nobody in their right senses would resort to terrorism. One of the main reasons for terrorism is social and political injustice. People choose terrorism when they are trying to right what they perceive to be a social or political or historical wrong, when they have been stripped of their land or freedom, or denied their human rights. Everybody believes in something and the men who proclaim war against a small society or the whole nation does so because they believe violence bring about a change. Unlike Mahatma Gandhi who believed in ahimsa (fighting injustice with peace) these men believe that a change cannot be made unless they fight for it with guns and bombs. Years of oppression and discrimination bring about a change in the beliefs and actions of many individuals, some might choose to follow the paths taken by great men in the past and some tries to make a change by terrorizing and instilling fear in society. The sanction imposed on Iraq, the presence of U.S military in Saudi Arabia and the support of Israel by the U.S caused one of most famous terrorist attack in history, the 9/11 attack on the world trade center. Terrorist attacks are not always for the cause of a society but also due to an individual’s personal belief...
...Unit 3 Individual Project
ENGL106-1004A-53 : English Composition I
Cause and Effect
September 12, 2010
In this paper I will explain the cause and effect of music censorship. This is a very touchy subject all over the world and especially in the music industry. Censorship is a practice that restricts what a person can and cannot say. Particularly profanity is what is censored in the music that we listen to today. The objective is to figure out if censorship at all violates a person’s freedom of speech and expression, and what can artist do to still express their ideas and feelings, but without the negative remarks.
There have always been people trying to silence or censor what artist has to say for as long as we can remember. This time range is from the 1950’s to present. Usually, if the record company does not control the content of music and album covers, the government will step in. (Barczak, 2001). The allowance of controversial lyrics in songs will forever remain in a heated debate along with the inalienable right which we call freedom of expression.
The author Priscilla Thompson’s has an article called “Decency vs. Censorship”. This article was one that I could relate to personally because of the cultural background. Although the author Kate...