The Opinion Essay: Everything You Need to Know to Make Yours Good
Erin S.
You’ve just been assigned to write an opinion essay. “Opinions?!” You think, “I’ve got plenty of those!” But slow down, cowboy, you’re going to have to narrow it down to a single opinion. More than that, you must be able … Read more
How to Start a History Essay Without Boring Your Reader to Death
Susan M. Inez
What’s your first reaction to these opening lines? The Egyptians lived a long time ago. Back in the day, kids worked in factories. If your reaction is a big yawn, I understand. Who wants to read lifeless writing like this? … Read more
How to Write a History Paper That Will Go Down in History
Susan M. Inez
Remember the days of elementary school reports when you had to write about events like the first Thanksgiving or the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Those were the good ol’ days when you could look up a few facts … Read more
13 History Essay Topics That Will Bring Your Essay to Life
Susan M. Inez
Let’s see, for your Ancient History 101 course, your topics so far look like this: The history of the landline phone Life before the Internet A world without Snapchat Even though these topics might seem like ancient history, they’re probably … Read more
What Is a Critical Analysis Essay and What Makes One Good?
Eden Meirow
Do you take everything you see or read at face value, or do you think about it on a deeper level? Or think about it this way: if you were in The Hunger Games, would you be an inhabitant of … Read more
How to Spot Personification in Romeo and Juliet
Eden Meirow
You know those classes that seem to drag on forever? The clock on the wall mocks you by moving slower. The breeze sweeps in through an open window and calls to you. These are examples of personification—the clock mocking and … Read more
10 Heart-Stopping Topics for Your Romeo and Juliet Essay
Susan M. Inez
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” This clever quote from Romeo and Juliet sums up the drama in Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. But if you’re struggling to find a topic for … Read more
How to Write a Character Analysis That Works
Susan M. Inez
Ever watch an episode of CSI (or maybe binge-watched an entire season … or two)? If you have (or have watched just about any other TV crime drama), then you’ve seen a group of detectives investigating a crime. You’ve seen … Read more
20 Classification Essay Topics to Write a Great Essay
Don’t you just love when the name of an essay is straightforward? A classification essay is an essay in which you classify something—anything—based on shared characteristics. You can classify people, things, or even ideas. Your subject will represent a broad … Read more
What Is a Reverse Outline and Why Should You Use One?
Susan M. Inez
There are lots of times when doing something in reverse isn’t the best idea—like walking backwards through town or driving in reverse down the interstate. Neither of these serve any useful purpose (and can actually be dangerous). So don’t try … Read more