2 Explanatory Essay Examples That Make the Grade
Susan M. Inez
The explanatory essay (sometimes called an expository essay) is one of those standard essays that you’ve probably written at least a few times in your academic career. The explanatory essay often takes the form of a cause and effect essay, a definition … Read more
How to Make a Thesis Statement the Easy Way (Infographic)
Erin H.
Imagine that you’re on a road trip on a hot day. You spy an ice cream shop and whip the car into the parking lot for a cold, towering, double-scoop cone. Mmm. The server places the ice cream in your … Read more
How to Write a Reaction Paper With Precision
Eden Meirow
Are you the type of person to passively read your assigned text only because you have to? Or do you dive right into it and react with the same intensity any self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd would react to this climactic … Read more
Why Eliminating Wordiness Is So Important for Your Essay
Susan M. Inez
Have you ever had to meet a specific word count for an essay and found yourself coming up short? Did you “revise” by simply adding words here and there trying to stretch it out? Or have you ever written a … Read more
Here’s How to Write a Surprisingly Good Comparative Essay
Susan M. Inez
SURPRISE! You have to write another essay. You were hoping for a surprise party, weren’t you? Sorry, I can’t help you there. But if you think writing a comparative essay is one heck of a good time, then this party … Read more
3 Ways to Work Smarter on Your Minimum Wage Essay
Susan M. Inez
Do you remember the fable The Ant and the Grasshopper? The ants work all summer long preparing for winter and storing food. The grasshopper laughs at the ants, and he plays all summer because he has plenty of food (for … Read more
How to Revise an Essay and Make It Better Than Ever
Susan M. Inez
Think revising and editing aren’t necessary? Check out this ad: It looks like educational software ad writers don’t know the difference between “their” (possessive) and “they’re” (they are). Would you feel confident purchasing educational software from a company that doesn’t … Read more
How to Write an Insightful Interpretive Essay
Eden Meirow
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “interpretive”? For me, a couple things come to mind—interpretive dance, language interpretation, and fortune telling. Hear me out on the last one for a second. Think about Professor … Read more
2 Comparison Essay Examples That Make Cool Comparisons
Susan M. Inez
Compare the feeling you get when you earn an A on a paper to how you feel when you get a D on a paper. There’s really no comparison, is there? My goal in writing this post is for you … Read more
How to Summarize an Article the Smart Way
Eden Meirow
All throughout your English, literature, and history classes, you’ve been learning the importance of analyzing over summarizing. But there’s a time and a place for everything—and for summarizing, that’s right here, right now. Learning how to summarize an article is … Read more