Posts by Eden Meirow:

What Is Inclusive Language, and Why Does It Matter?
We’re going to be diving into something a little bit different today. Instead of a post about how to write a killer conclusion or what symbolism you can find in The Scarlet Letter, we’re going to discuss inclusive language. Language is how we communicate our...
3 Hunger Games Characters and How to Write About Them
You can have the most action-packed novel out there, but if the characters aren’t great, the story probably won’t feel complete. When it comes to The Hunger Games, the characters feel in-depth and relatable—even in a place and time readers can’t necessarily...
4 Hunger Games Themes for a Killer Analysis
Every once in a while, for better or worse, there’s a series of books that catches like wildfire. Think the Harry Potter series, the Twilight books, or—the subject of this post—The Hunger Games trilogy. Books like these not only gain massive popularity with...
Why Wordy Sentences Are Killing Your Writing
Teachers often assign essays that have to meet a minimum word, paragraph, or page count. Unfortunately, this often leads to a paper littered with wordy sentences. Instead of adding more context or evidence to your thesis, you end up with a lot of fluff. While the...
How to Sneak a Little Writing Practice Into Your Summer Schedule
With all the writing you do during the school year, one of the last things you might want to do during summer vacation is write some more. However, keeping up a consistent writing habit will help build your skills (and may even lead to more enjoyment when you’re...
How to Write an Entertaining Satirical Essay
Most people run into some form of satire in their day-to-day lives—from comedians talking about politics to online comics criticizing the education system. But somehow, when students have to read or write satire for class, they tend to get a little lost. Most...
How to Write a Critical Lens Essay Like a Critic
As Malcolm X once said, “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” While critics often get a bad rap, they have the important task of taking information from movies and literature, analyzing the information, and breaking it down for their readers,...
How to Quote a Poem (The Right Way)
Poetry is often one of the more difficult forms of literature that students are asked to write about. It doesn’t have a consistent structure, sometimes doesn’t have a plot or characters, and is rife with symbolism. But one of the most frequently asked questions...
Rough Draft Mishaps: 5 Painful Mistakes to Avoid
I don’t know about you, but I feel like the hardest part of any writing assignment is composing a rough draft. It has to have much more detail than an outline, but you don’t want to perfect it too much because it is, after all, just a draft. It’s all about...
Loose Ends: How to End an Essay With Authority
You’ve powered through your essay and have a pretty good draft in front of you. But now you’re coming up to the conclusion, and all the usual questions start rattling around in your head. Did you include enough evidence to support your arguments? Should you...
How to Spot a Motif in Literature
When you’re studying literature, just understanding the main point of certain books is difficult. But when you have to look for certain literary devices in the text, it can feel like a nearly impossible task—or at least not a very fun one. You’ve gotten the...
10 Smart Topics for Your Things Fall Apart Analysis
Sometimes you read a book that—whether you love it or hate it—is unlike any other you’ve read before. Things Fall Apart is one of those types of books. Written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart shows readers a view of Africa that’s different...
The Art of the Research Paper Heading: 5 Tips for Success
Sometimes, essays and research papers are just really difficult to write. You may feel like you lack the creativity or just the motivation to get it done. Other times, you get in the zone. The inspiration strikes, and you’re able to get through the content...
9 Tips for a Strong The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis
Literature doesn’t have to be long to pack a punch. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is only 6,000 words and takes you on quite the psychological journey. There are no changes of scenery and only a handful of characters, but you get to experience a thrilling narrative....
What Is the Writing Process, and Why Should You Care?
As a student, your time is precious. You want to write a great essay, but you shouldn’t have to put all your other assignments, or your life, on hold just to do it. That’s why it’s important to have a system. While “system” sounds like it sucks the creativity...
20 Essay Conclusion Examples to Help You Finish Strong
Have you ever heard that different people learn in different ways? Well, it’s true. And while some people may be able to learn just by reading the theories on how to do something, you learn differently—you need actual examples. Just like a protester, politician,...
What’s Missing From Your Introduction Paragraph (and How to Fix It)
You’re super confident when your teacher hands you an essay assignment. You’ve read the material and know exactly how to approach your arguments. But then you sit and stare at a blank page, unsure how to start. It happens to the best of us. Fortunately, because...
The Best Way to Write an Essay When You’re Short on Time
There’s nothing like a deadline to spark your creativity! Or so some people claim. For others, it just sparks anxiety. Whether you’re writing a timed essay in class or you had some unforeseen circumstance and didn’t start working on your essay until the last...
The Philosophy Essay: Everything You Need to Know to Write a Good One
What is truth? Do people have free will? Can we know we exist? Questions like these are what philosophers think and write about. As a philosophy student, it’s your job to learn from the great philosophers and write about their responses—and yours—to life’s...
Everything You Need to Know About 4 Fahrenheit 451 Characters
Fahrenheit 451 is a favorite book for teachers to assign—and a favorite for students to read. It’s a classic dystopian novel written in the ‘50s and set in the 24th century. Even though it’s not quite the 24th century yet, Ray Bradbury did get a few things...
How to Write an Essay About Yourself with Confidence
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 you write about yourself without at least...