Recap. What is Evaluation Essay? Evaluation or Review; Similar yet Different Steps for writing Evaluation Essay Topic Selection What are you Evaluating How to Write an Evaluation Essay Dos and Don'ts Common Mistakes Pre-Writing Exercise for Evaluation Essay. Lecture 15.
The cause/effect essay explains why or how some event happened, and what resulted from the event.
Examples: A cause/effect essay may explain . . .
* why a volcano erupts, and what happens afterwards;
How specific conditions or events translate into certain effects
how one thing leads to another
How one/multiple conditions becomes the cause of several consequences
THE “WHY” GAME
Step # 1: To start with, choose an event or a phenomenon to analyze. Ask yourself, what happened, and then try to answer the question “Why did it happen?” Stated succinctly, trace the cause-and- effect relationships for yourself.
Step # 2:Sketch out main points of your essay in the introduction. Let readers understand in general what your paper is going to be about.
Step # 3: List the causes and give their description, so that your reader can grasp the whole situation.
Step # 4: Choose the effects and show the connection between reasons and consequences. Your reader must understand how you have deduced one from another.
Step # 5: Explain why your analysis is important and what its practical meaning is.
Step # 6: Make a conclusion.
These may be:
Some commercials attempt to convince their audience that in order to be a good and worthy person, you must have their product
List out your causes here and coincide them with the effects in the other column
List out the effects from the causes column
Write your thesis here in the middle
1. They think they’re unbeatable
2. They think it won’t happen to them
3. They think they are okay to drive
4. They are afraid of their parents finding out or breaking their curfew
5. They do it for attention from peers
Although communities are trying to eliminate drunk driving, more funding should be allocated toward educating teens about driving under any drug influence.
1. They learn the hard way that life is fragile
2. It sadly does eventually happen to them or someone they love
3. They are helpless and face severe consequences
4. Their parents find out anyway except with a citation or at a funeral
5. They receive the wrong kind of attention at a funeral
1. You can argue that it’s important to understand both the causes and effects in order to make an informed choice on a stance or concept.
Example: It is important to analyze both the causes and effects of abortion before voting for pro-choice or pro-life.
2. You can argue that one event or reason is the main cause for a series of events.
Example: September 11, 2001 created a series of changes in America that will alter the way Americans live their day to day lives forever.
3. You can argue that one event or concept is the direct effect of a series of causes.
Example: Terrorism in the world is caused by a variety of events and resentments that cannot be undone or unraveled.
What Makes Employers Reject a Job Candidate
Getting a new job is almost always stressful, and rejection of a job candidate is a rather common thing. It is strange, but many hirers prefer to explain the reasons for their rejection in vague terms, so a person almost never knows where they have made a mistake and where the main flaw was. So each time one has to guess what to pay attention to, what part the potential hirer thinks is crucial, and what to be prepared for.
So what are the main reasons of refusal? Inadequate salary expectations may be considered one of the first and foremost causes. If an employer evaluates one’s salary demands as excessive, he will probably reject their application and search for someone whose requirements will be more modest. On the other hand, lowered salary demands may mean that the candidate lacks qualification or self-esteem.
It may seem funny or strange, but sometimes high qualification may be the cause of rejection too. Hirers fear that employees, whose qualification is excessive for the position that he is applying to, will lose interest in the job quickly, and start to search for another one. Sometimes a high-qualified person just cannot find a position for a long period of time, thus agreeing to work in a position that they had outgrown a long time ago. One sees their new position as temporary, and looks for the job that will suit their abilities.
It would also be useful to make preparation for the interview itself, because potential employers will most likely evaluate candidate’s appearance, manner of speech, and behavior. A lack of preparation for the interview may be a serious flaw. One should pay attention to the questions about their previous job, and try not to make too harsh statements about the company that they were working at, about ex-colleagues or bosses, even if they’ve insulted them. The company needs to find a good professional, who would be easy to work with, and not a cranky misanthrope, even if he possesses high qualification, so a candidate should try to be pleasant.
Of course, there are lots of reasons for a rejection. Still, inadequate salary expectations, the lack of motivation, and unreliable information, presented in the resume, are among the main flaws that one may make while job-hunting. Besides, one may be rejected even because of excessive qualification or because of the lack of preparation for the interview. Thus, it would be useful to take these reasons into consideration when doing job-hunting.