30 Argumentative Essay Ideas That Will Pick a Good Fight
Susan M. Inez
All semester you’ve known you’d have to write an argumentative essay. You figured you had it made because you had what you thought was a surefire plan to rework last semester’s paper about gun control. Then your prof dropped a … Read more
The Observation Essay: How to Make More Brilliant Observations
Susan M. Inez
When I arrived at the monkey exhibit at the zoo, it was 3:00 p.m., and there weren’t many people around. There was only one small girl wearing white shorts and blue flip flops and her mom, who was holding a … Read more
2 Observation Essay Examples to Watch Closely
Susan M. Inez
Here’s something you might not know about me. I have amazingly keen powers of observation. Right now, I see a student looking for a little help on an observation essay. Pretty good, huh? But an observation essay isn’t just about … Read more
How to Make Connections Between a Text and Your World
Susan M. Inez
Imagine these two (potentially) devastating scenarios: You fire up your laptop to complete research for your upcoming essay, and you see a message that says, “No Internet Connection.” You text the girl you went out with a few days ago … Read more
12 Cyber Bullying Articles to Help You Write a Persuasive Essay
Naomi Tepper
You’ve decided to write a persuasive essay, and the topic you’ve chosen is cyber bullying—specifically, something should be done about it, but what? The core, or the “guts,” of your essay should come from your own thoughts and views on … Read more
How to Write an Interesting Interview Essay
Susan M. Inez
Interviews can be fascinating stuff. Watching an interview with your favorite celebrity can keep you on the edge of your seat because you want to know everything about what makes that person tick. On the opposite side of the spectrum … Read more
2 Interview Papers That Ask All the Right Questions
Susan M. Inez
If you’ve ever watched TV, YouTube, or any other media outlet, chances are you’ve seen celebrity interviews that have gone horribly wrong. There are, of course, times when the interview falls flat because the celebrity just doesn’t want to answer … Read more
Why Avoiding Bias in Writing Is So Important and How to Do It
Susan M. Inez
I bet on at least one occasion you cheered for a high school or college team simply because it was the home team. We’re generally biased toward our own school or town, so it’s only natural to want them to … Read more
How to Write About The Grapes of Wrath the Smart Way
Eden Meirow
Who says all good books have to be happy ones? The Grapes of Wrath certainly proves this is just not the case. It takes place during the Great Depression, so you know right away that it’s not going to be … Read more
How to Show Don’t Tell in Your Narrative Essay
Jared
When I was a six-year-old kindergarten student, I decided (and my parents somehow permitted me) to take a box turtle I found in my backyard to school for Show and Tell. As I rode the bus to school, I was … Read more