20 Inspiring Ideas for a Brilliant Animal Farm Essay
Eden Meirow
When you’re reading for pleasure, you can take your time and enjoy it, much like watching a movie. You don’t have to think about deeper meanings, symbolism, or the characters unless you want to. But then there’s reading for school. … Read more
2 Short Essay Examples That Are Easy to Digest
Susan M. Inez
How many times have you received a software update notification? If you’re like me, you have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with these notifications. Too often, what you think will be a quick and easy process turns into an hour-long … Read more
10 Important Essay Writing Skills You Need to Know
Ryan G.
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Practice makes perfect.” And you know that this applies to almost anything you do in life: sports, music, debate, public speaking, dungeon master, whatever. Essay writing skills are just the same. You must practice to … Read more
All You Need to Know About These 5 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Characters
Susan M. Inez
It’s the middle of the night, and you’ve drifted off into a deep sleep. You’re dreaming of a magnificent summer day of relaxing on the beach or maybe hiking a mountain trail. Then your alarm goes off. You’re slapped back … Read more
How to Write a Compare and Contrast Thesis Statement
Ryan G.
Has this ever happened to you? Professor: Where is your thesis statement? Student: … If so, don’t worry. You’re not the first person to struggle with writing a thesis statement, and you won’t be the last. This part of essay … Read more
70 Argumentative Essay Topics That Will Put Up a Good Fight
Eden Meirow
You’ve spent quite a bit of time in your English classes writing argumentative essays. You’ve even gotten pretty good at writing on the topics your instructor assigns. But when it comes to choosing your own argumentative essay topics, you draw a … Read more
How to Write a Scary-Good 1984 Analysis Essay
Eden Meirow
There are tons of scary stories—ones filled with ghosts or vampires or zombies. But in my opinion, there’s nothing scarier than the stories that show what the world could be like if left in the hands of the wrong people. … Read more
How to Write a Short Story Analysis the Smart Way
Susan M. Inez
If literature isn’t your thing and you’ve been reading long, boring novels all semester, the chance to read and write about a short story might be just what you need to get interested in literature again. After all, everyone loves … Read more
Literary Present Tense: Everything You Need to Know
Susan M. Inez
Back in the day—when you were in elementary school—you learned about past tense, present tense, and future tense. You’ve gotten along all this time knowing these three basic tenses. But now your prof has thrown out the term “literary present … Read more
Evaluating Websites: What You Need to Know to Find Great Sources
Susan M. Inez
Ask any old person (that is, anyone over the age of 40) about what it was like researching and evaluating sources 20+ years ago. They’ll tell you about a strange process of going to the library to read books, take … Read more