How to Write a Meaningful Friendship Essay (Minus the Cheese)
Susan M. Inez
“True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.” “A friend who knows your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.” Not a sappy friendship … Read more
12 Social Media Articles to Support Your Argumentative Essay
Susan M. Inez
Here’s a quick (and simple) survey: How many social media sites do you use regularly? How many times per week do you log in to a social media site? How many hours per week do you spend on social media? … Read more
How to Write an Essay About Yourself with Confidence
Eden Meirow
Tell me about yourself. Whether you hear these words as you introduce yourself to a new group of people or read them on an essay assignment, they can be intimidating. In general, we’re taught not to brag, but how can … Read more
How to Analyze Imagery in Literature the Smart Way
Susan M. Inez
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words,” right? But does it really take 1,000 words to create a vivid picture? Check out this short paragraph from Charlotte’s Web: Fern came slowly down the stairs. … Read more
7 Awesome Secrets for Choosing More Interesting Essay Topics
What does it really mean to be boring? We can all point to a moment that was boring. And we’re quick to recognize a new one when it presents itself, but what are the criteria for something to fall into … Read more
10 Interesting Topics for a Killer Frankenstein Essay
Susan M. Inez
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”  —Mary Shelley If you’re a math major enrolled in a required literature course, the painful and sudden change you might be experiencing right now is the … Read more
How to Identify and Write About Literary Symbols With Confidence
Eden Meirow
One time, in the ninth grade, we were reading The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. We were discussing what Poe meant by what he wrote, specifically about the symbolism of the short story. A boy in the class … Read more
2 Opinion Essay Examples That Get to the Point
Susan M. Inez
Are you one of those people who has been told (likely more than once) that you have an opinion on everything? If you are, then you’re in luck. The opinion essay is the perfect way to express your opinions to … Read more
10 Logical Fallacies That Will Kill Your Argument
Susan M. Inez
If you’re a lieutenant commander on the U.S.S. Enterprise, and your name is Spock, it’s a given that you’re all about logic. If you’re not Spock or a Vulcan (I’m assuming you’re not either of these), you might be guilty … Read more
20 Animal Testing Articles to Support Your Persuasive Essay
Susan M. Inez
If I say “animal testing,” which of the following two images comes to mind? Image #1: Professional, ethical scientists carefully monitoring and testing animals and developing life-saving cures. Image #2: People needlessly injecting, probing, and torturing defenseless animals. While some … Read more