Writing Essays – New View in Joyce’s Short Story, Clay

James Joyce’s famous short story, “Clay,” was published in 1914 in his collection of short stories titled, Dubliners. Like literally every other short story ever published, “Clay” makes a strong old view value statement early on and then shows a new view reversal of that old view at the end. Let me demonstrate a three-step method that helps you analyze any short story using those concepts and that will help you get started writing literary essays: #1- EARLY ON, STRONG STATEMENT: At the beginning of a short story, a strong value statement, an old view, is given by or about the main character, asserting an evaluation or describing some characteristic, goal, or desire. The very first sentence identifies a goal …

Using Rebuttals in Argumentative Essays

In college writing, most essays argue for a position. They are persuasive essays in that the goal is to get the reader to believe a statement is true by providing support. This is what distinguishes high school writing from college writing. I have mentioned in other essays that sometimes one already knows what they want to argue for before they begin writing their essay. However, sometimes college students find or think of support for a position and argue for it, even if it is not the position they would prefer to take! No matter which of these situations describes you, you should provide a counterargument and a rebuttal in your essay. A counterargument is a good argument which weakens or …

Writing Essays – Using Cultural Patterns to Create Newness

Do you know of any formally published process for ensuring that you have the most important feature—–newness—–in the thesis for your essay? Thought so. Me neither. Textbooks and teachers just show you pieces of writing that have newness in them, and then they say, “Do it like that.” Oh, sure, they give you isolated examples of the forms you should use, such as Introductions, Thesis Statements, Topic Sentences, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions. But they never give you a specific, reusable p-r-o-c-e-s-s for creating any of them, do they? It’s kind of like a shoemaker showing an apprentice a box full of shoes and saying, “Here’s what they look like. Now make some like these.” Huh? Yeah, right! That’s why I’ve …

Editorial Services For College Essays

College students who are required to submit their essays would normally hire a freelance editorial service to develop their essays. If you want to add college essay editing to your freelance services, you should have enough background in college writing; for someone who already went to college, this could be a cinch. Familiarize yourself with the different styles such as APA, MLA and Chicago. Before you accept any editing project from a college student, try to ask for details and instructions. Ask specific information as it would help you go through with your editorial services. College essays vary in style and required number of words or pages. Thus, it is better to know this before you begin editing. As an …

How Do You Write Essays or Articles?

A Quora member had a very good answer. The trick is to use a “standard process”. I’ll expand upon this with my thoughts as well. Learning how to do something takes a lot of time. It may take you less time than the next person, but it will still take time. The important thing is to have a plan of action. Planning an essay is easier when you have a word count. For example a 1m500 word essay: 250 words introduction 300 words main point one, 300, main point two, 300 main point three, 100 words either spare or to connect these together before, 250 words conclusion. Simply done you break your essay down into several sections. I actually used …

How to Write a Long Essay and How to Expand Your Essays When You Are Not Meeting the Word Count

1) Begin your writing with a brainstorm session. Jot down as many different topics and angles that you can write from. For each topic write three paragraphs, for each paragraph write three sentences. This rule of 3 is a simple rule of thumb to use for any writing. 2) Add good quotes. If you are referencing another person or work, add quotes to fill in space. When you insert a quote, you should then describe or explain the meaning of the quote, again this is a very effective word filler. 3) Read words randomly from a thesaurus. That’s right, I said read a thesaurus. The reason for this is that reading a thesaurus (or dictionary) will jog your memory. As …

Five Tips On Writing Essays in College

Writing is an essential skill for any college student. Even if you’re a biologist or a mathematician, you still need to write lab reports and proofs. Every college student has to take at least one writing-intensive course. College level essay writing doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are five tips that’ll help you write better essays: 1. If you haven’t read the book, take good notes in class, and discuss the points covered in your notes. In an ideal world, every student would read every book and turn in every assignment. In reality, that’s not what happens. Things come up. Certain classes begin to take precedence over other courses. You may find yourself having to juggle different assignments in such …

How To Use Anecdotes To Enrich Your Essays

Writing with anecdotes can strengthen and even brighten your content up especially if the topic is hard to understand or is something so serious that an average reader may want to skip it. However, you can’t just rely with anecdotes all the time and too much of it can also ruin your work. There’s a proper way of how and when to write anecdotes especially when you are going to create an essay for school or for work. Most expert writers often add a little anecdote in their writing to provide a meaningful concept for their readers. Although anecdote may serve as spices in your essay writing, still, many writers fail to do it correctly and worst, not all are …

Esther Burr’s Journal – Her Life and Mine – Writing Essays

Esther Burr’s Journal Writing Essays When writing essays one should outline the topic. Here is one outline that works for biographies or historical fiction. Compare / Contrast life of the main character and your life. Introduction: Introduce three areas using parallel structure to introduce these areas. Area #1: Main Character’s Life vs. My Life Area #2: Main Character’s Life vs. My Life Area #3: Main Character’s Life vs. My Life Conclusion: Review three areas using parallel structure to summarize these areas. Reading Esther’s Burr’s Journal made me think of how different her life seems from mine so I chose the above outline for my essay. Born on February 13, 1732, Esther Edwards grew up in the home of the great …

Parents Guide to Writing Private High School Application Essays

Your teenager’s entrance into private high school cannot be taken for granted. With public schools beset with a variety of problems – discipline, poor test results, safety – private high schools offer your child a quality education in a safe environment. When you request an information package from a private high school, you will discover that essays and short answer essays are required from both you and your teenager. Your teen, who should be comfortable with answering essay style questions will be asked about his academic strengths and weaknesses, his desire to attend the private school and about his hobbies and extra-curricular activities. Questions directed to parents, however, often have a different focus and are designed with different purposes in …

5 Paragraph Essays

Five paragraph essays are the contemporary essay style for writers in Basic English. The style of writing is made for students and academics for its basic and laid down rules that can be followed to achieve effectiveness and efficiency in essay writing. Five paragraph style of writing is only permissible fro essay writing in order words articles, letters, and other forms of writing are not limited to five paragraph, they can exceed five paragraphs or be smaller depending on the vastness of the topic of discussion. Five paragraph essays first start with an introduction. Being a paragraph on its own and the first, it is virtually the most important paragraph of a five paragraph essay. The introduction has the responsibility …

Is it Ethical and Legal to Buy Papers and Essays?

I believe it is ethical to use the custom essay writing services. You do not still anything, you pay enough fair price for the service you use, you simply delegate the part of your work and can concentrate on what really matters to you. You are free to get an outside help and delegate your writing assignments to professional writers same as if you would get your watches fixed or car repaired by third party experts. During my study I had several courses that I considered to be absolutely useless, I loved my major and make all writing assignments myself, but I hated Compositions, where you need to write some blah-blah-blah about your personal experiences and make 5 revisions polishing …

Term Papers and Essays – How to Write Better Papers

What’s happening with your college term papers and essays? Unfortunately, that’s a question that a lot of student’s cannot or do not want to answer. I see students on almost a daily basis who have the term paper blues. Their biggest problem? They just can’t seem to get started. They procrastinate and rationalize. They put off doing their assignments until the eleventh hour. These students often succeed in convincing themselves that being able to write good term papers and essays is beyond them or just not necessary. This purpose of this website is to get you started on the road to writing good college term papers and essays. My simple steps in producing better essay papers should make writing papers …

GAMSAT Prep – Writing Effective Essays for the Exam

For those who are interested in joining one of the medical schools in the area, you need to start GAMSAT prep because this is an exam that determines if you will be able to study to become a doctor or not. This exam has three major sections and one of the areas that most students have a problem with is writing essays. This is part of the Written Communication section of the exam. The section includes two essays and each one of them is supposed to be written within half an hour. The one hour that is provided for this section can seem to be very limited for some people but it is possible to write two great essays within …

Writing Essays – Seeing the New View in Carl Sagan’s Essay, The Abstraction of Beasts

If you’ll follow and learn this three-step method of analyzing published essays I show here, you’ll be able to understand published essays and write your own essays about them. Carl Sagan has written an excellent essay, “The Abstraction of Beasts,” providing another strong illustration of the old view – new view pattern intuitively used in all published essays. #1 – Usually in the first paragraph, an old view is stated that leads directly to a new view thesis, most often a reversal of the old view. The new view thesis is stated at the end of that paragraph or within the next paragraph or two or so, depending on the length of the essay. You noticed, didn’t you, that Sagan …

Essay Writing – Why You Should Avoid Harsh Language in Essays

When writing highly-opinionated pieces and essays, it’s often very tempting to use harsh language to make your point.  After all, people do have a tendency to pay special attention when obscenities, followed by multiple exclamation points, are involved. While probably effective, they run the risk of leaving your copy unprofessional-looking – perhaps, a little too unfit for mass consumption. They say the best writers can express the same points and make the same impact without using harsh language. While that may be true, neither me nor you (for the most part) probably belong in that upper echelon (yet).  Using strong and impactful (albeit, somewhat offensive) language is simply too powerful a technique not to resort to when creating the effect …