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Cause and effect essays look at the reasons (or causes) for something, then discuss the results (or effects). The language of cause and effect (أسباب و نتائج) is important in academic writing because it helps answer the question: Why?

dɛˌzəːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n [noun]
— the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.


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Source: GoodPlanet Foundation (2011). Desertification. Retrieved from,
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