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  Essay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An essay is, by definition, a work of non-fiction, and is often expository.
In recent times, essays have become one of the chief tools by which colleges and universities judge the mastery and comprehension of material, and they are sometimes used as a part of the criteria by which the student body is selected as well.
In the visual arts, an essay is a preliminary drawing or sketch upon which a final painting or sculpture is based, made as a test of the work's composition (this meaning of the term, like several of those following, comes from the word essay's meaning of "attempt" or "trial").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Essay   (1367 words)

 SAT The Essay
The essay portion of the writing section was created with an understanding that an essay written in a short amount of time will not be polished but represents the initial phase of the writing process: the first draft.
SAT Writing essays are scored by experienced high school teachers and college faculty members who primarily teach English, composition, or language arts courses, or who teach a course in another subject that requires a substantial amount of writing.
Each essay is followed by an essay scorer's description of why the essay received a particular score.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/sat/prep_one/essay/pracStart.html   (521 words)

 Idle Words
About two years ago, the Lisp programmer and dot-com millionaire Paul Graham wrote an essay entitled Hackers and Painters, in which he argues that his approach to computer programming is better described by analogies to the visual arts than by the phrase "computer science".
When this essay came out, I was working as a computer programmer, and since I had also spent a few years as a full-time oil painter, everybody who read the article and knew me sent along the hyperlink.
These essays and this writing style are tempting to people outside the subculture at hand because of their engaging personal tone and idiosyncratic, insider's view.
www.idlewords.com /2005/04/dabblers_and_blowhards.htm   (2359 words)

 School Essays
Essay on the breakdown of the early Ancient roman republic.
The essay is on the symbolism in the grapes of wrath and how it develops the main theme man against evil.
Essay argues that Romeo and Juliet are two immature teenagers with no common sense which in the end concludes to their tragic ending.
www.essay.org /school/english.html   (4318 words)

 English Works!: Essays
An essay can be written from any perspective, but essays are most commonly written in the first person (I), or third person (subjects that can be substituted with the he, she, it, or they pronouns).
The compare/contrast essay discusses the similarities and differences between two things, people, concepts, places, etc. The essay could be an unbiased discussion, or an attempt to convince the reader of the benefits of one thing, person, or concept.
The essay could be in the form of step-by-step instructions, or in story form, with the instructions/explanations subtly given along the way.
depts.gallaudet.edu /englishworks/writing/essay.html   (920 words)

 The Return Of/to the Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Admittedly, the essay form itself encourages some of the blurring of distinctions that often accompanies discussion of the genre, and it is true that some articles veer toward the essay, some essays toward the article.
The essay is a genre that flirts with all the other genres (Bensmaïa 96); it avoids marriage or even commitment to any one style, manner of presentation, or subject matter.
For that reinstatement to occur, I maintain, the essay cannot exist in ignorance or avoidance of theory and its demands; nor can the essay isolate itself from social, political, and cultural investments and so from those concerns and expressions that touch “ordinary” people in their everyday lives.
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 Help with structuring an essay
It is the controlling idea for your entire essay; everything in the essay should relate back to it.
Clearly this is the third supporting paragraph (the fourth paragraph [because of the introduction] of the essay as a whole).
This sentence restates the main argument of the entire essay, once again reminding the reader of the basic point you are trying to prove.
members.aol.com /litpage/structure.html   (2479 words)

 Communications From Elsewhere »
[2] essay on the postcultural paradigm of expression is the futility, and eventually the rubicon, of capitalist sexual identity.
[6] essay on prestructural feminism is the role of the poet as participant.
The essay you have just seen is completely meaningless and was randomly generated by the Postmodernism Generator.
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The time to think about what makes a good essay is not after you have written one, but even then there are some things you can think about to make improvements.
Your essay will not have the message you want to convey if you do not keep your audience in mind.
The conclusion is important because it summarizes everything you have said in your essay and leaves the reader confident that you have accomplished what you set out to do.
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 The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard- Persuasive Essay and prompts
Because the five-paragraph essay is a chosen vehicle for measuring a student's writing proficiency, it is essential that each master this patterned format writing to score well.
Proficiency in writing the five-paragraph essay is not only important to pass the test, it is an essential first-tool-basic for research papers for all levels of schooling, and a simplified mainstay basic in writing reports within the professional world.
Look at some award winning essays from Ohio seventh and eight grade students from a contest called Power of the Pen or view some contest winners at the college level.
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 Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Write an essay that analyzes the changes in methods of product costing, investment analysis, and organizational performance evaluation over the past 150 years.
Write an essay applying the concepts of throughput, inventory and operating expense and the five focusing steps as discussed in The Goal to an organization of which you are or have been a member.
Write an essay applying the balanced scorecard to an organization of which you are or have been a member.
polaris.umuc.edu /~jhoward/ad630new/Essay.html   (474 words)

 Essay Info :: Essay Writing Center
Essay Info is for anyone who wants to improve the writing skills.
It is intended mainly for college students and useful for those of you, who strive to write more clearly, gracefully, and efficiently.
We offer a framework for analyzing essays from their overall structure down to individual words.
essayinfo.com   (293 words)

 Custom Essay Writing
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 college admission essay college essay admissions counselor
The titles you included break up the natural flow of the essay, and make it difficult for the reader to follow your argument from beginning to end.
Because they are not integral to the theme (you can describe an experiment metaphorically, without the direct references), removing them does not change your basic ideas, and allows the reader to experience a coherent essay, rather than the sum of parts, which drastically improves the streaming quality of your writing.
Throughout the essay, and particularly in the last paragraph, your writing is a bit verbose.
www.ivyedge.com /Admission_Home/Work_Samples/College_Essay_Work_Sample/college_essay_work_sample.html   (1696 words)

 How to write an essay
Since the standard that it asks for is high, it applies, certainly, to strategies for writing assessed essays in the first year and in the second year of the English course, and indeed to the third year dissertation.
In other words, the essay must be well structured (ie organised) and presented in a way that the reader finds easy to follow and clear: it must look tidy and not present any obstacles to the reader.
This keeps the essay clean and coherent, is unlikely to lacerate the examiner, and takes up no extra room, so the essays can be stacked without them falling all over the place.
www.english.bham.ac.uk /staff/tom/teaching/howto/essay.htm#anchor284221   (4984 words)

 Balanced Trade - Reconsidering the Classics: A new trade theory focused on national wealth.
This site presents an essay on trade theory and proposes a new trade policy that will lead to a more just world economy and environmentally sustainable growth.
I was reading your nine page essay, Balanced Trade Toward the Future of Economics, before going to bed the other night as I was simultaneously reading a new book called Out of Control when I was presented with a similarity between the two propositions I was reading.
Essay: Balanced Trade: Toward the Future of Economics
www.mkeever.com /essay.html   (5953 words)

 TOEFL Sample Essays
TOEFL Essays 5.0 and higher These essay were written by visitors to the TestMagic website.
They composed their TOEFL essays and submitted them for free scoring (which is unfortunately not currently available) and agreed to allow their essays to be posted for others to read.
There are literally hundreds of essays posted in the TOEFL essay forum, with feedback and comments from other users.
www.testmagic.com /test/index.asp   (300 words)

 Eject! Eject! Eject!: MAGIC
Good essay, I don't agree with all points (the film discussed, which I haven't seen, is fiction, surely?) but I do agree with the main points on sceptical thinking.
While an essay on Sagan would in and of itself be entertaining, for the man was truly fascinating, a portion of his writings were used to support a point within this subject.
Love the essay, I would have boiled it down to "truth is truth, no matter how hard you question it, so feel free to use the brain God gave you and question away", but of course, that's not nearly so entertaining.
www.ejectejecteject.com /archives/000051.html   (18597 words)

 Tips on Writing a Philosophy Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The key to having your essay follow a logical structure is to make an outline before sitting down to write.
But there are two obvious points that you should be aware of: (1) make sure you explicate a view or argument, clearly and charitably, before criticizing it and (2) explain key terms, concepts, and examples before employing them.
I cannot over emphasize how important it is to make the structure of your essay perspicuous to your reader; your reader shouldn't have to work to figure it out.
www.csun.edu /~dp56722/tips.htm   (9670 words)

 Essay Punch: An Interactive Writing Tutorial
Users develop an idea and write their own short essay, consisting of an introduction, a two- to three-paragraph body, and a conclusion.
Completed essays may be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application.
Periodically we will change the essay topic that is presented on the web site.
www.essaypunch.com   (332 words)

 Eject! Eject! Eject!: POWER
I prefer the thrust of your essay, Burkean in nature, that all that is necessary for evil to triumpoh is for good men to do nothing.
Your essay is excellent, it is astonishing how few people understand the historical record from the perspective of the excercise of power.
The essays here have probably been the biggest single push over the edge for me, just due to the fact that they scream truth and idealism, two unbelivably powerful ideas.
www.ejectejecteject.com /archives/000066.html   (18560 words)

 Why smart people defend bad ideas - scottberkun.com
I had a fun time, ingested many tasty alcoholic beverages, and went to lots of great parties (the result of which of course was that I basically failed out and had to move back to Queens with my parents.
You see, the truth is that this essay is really a public service announcement paid for by my parents - I was a smart person that did some stupid things).
If you have some thoughts on this essay, or some more reasons to add, please head on over to the forums.
www.scottberkun.com /essays/essay40.htm   (2882 words)

 Choosing an Essay Topic
Actually, this means that you are free to choose a topic of interest to you, which will often make your essay a stronger one.
The first thing you must do is think about the purpose of the essay you must write.
No matter what the purpose of your essay is, an endless number of topics will be suitable.
members.tripod.com /~lklivingston/essay/topic.html   (610 words)

 PlanetPapers - Fight Club - Analysis
The essay was pretty good and covered all of the major points and themes, as confusing and hidden as they sometimes were.
I would just like to point out that while panning the essay, blade here gave no reason as to why the essay was inaccurate or poor.
Basically, the essay (if you want to call it an "essay") focuses on all the things you should have already known, and really didn't go deep enough.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/3077.php   (6208 words)

 Basic Guide to Essay Writing
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what.
You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task.
You will be responsible only for supplying ideas, which are the important part of the essay anyway.
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 The Essay Organization
However we realize that there are far more topics than available essays.
We really appreciate if you could submit one of your own essays to us.
Also nice if you tell us for what year you were in and what grade you recived for your paper.
www.essay.org   (220 words)

 Cyber Essays - Free Term Papers, Essays, and Reports!
Cyber Essays is your one-stop source for free, high-quality term papers, essays, and reports on all subjects.
Cyber Essays is a completely free service that relies on students to submit their own papers in order to keep this site expanding; so please consider submitting your good papers to us as you enjoy this site.
Cyber Essays is updated daily with new papers, cool options, and other stuff.
www.cyberessays.com   (310 words)

 Rebecca Blood :: Weblogs: A History And Perspective
All of these services are free, and all of them are designed to enable individuals to publish their own weblogs quickly and easily.
More skillful editors manage to convey all of these things in the sentence or two with which they introduce the link (making them, as Halcyon pointed out to me, pioneers in the art and craft of microcontent).
Indeed, the format of the typical weblog, providing only a very short space in which to write an entry, encourages pithiness on the part of the writer; longer commentary is often given its own space as a separate essay.
www.rebeccablood.net /essays/weblog_history.html   (2799 words)

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