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January 2018

The Etiquette of Freedom

If I were asked to formulate one direction for our work this semester I might begin with a poem by Gary Snyder, …

Essay & Jazz

To me the essay is a literary genre that broke the molding and expectations as of who may be deemed an author and distribute work to the masses. The essay created a sense of freedom for the writer that was yet to have been uncovered in the meticulously structured poems and novels being written beforehand. […]

About

I write because I want to understand. I want to understand my own life, as well as the dynamic and unlatched movement of the world around me. I am an English Major and a Journalism Minor. The two very different styles of writing compliment each other with surprising benefit. I love to write short and …

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Turning a New Page

The Essay: Turning a New Page At some point in every writer’s life, they find themselves faced with the question of “Who is this aimed at? Who exactly is my intended audience?” In terms of writing an essay, this “audience” is often a teacher or professor; possibly a classmate in situations requiring peer review. A […]

Intro Essay

To me, the essay is a literary genre that broke the molding and expectations as of who may be deemed an author and distribute work to the masses. The essay created a sense of freedom for the writer that was yet to have been uncovered in the meticulously structured poems and novels being written beforehand. […]

Types of Essays

Types of Essays and The Impacts They Have By Courtney Janvrin The essay is a genre of writing that defies a set form or list of rules to follow. For centuries, essayists and writers have attempted to define the essay, … Continue reading

What is an essay?

The “essay” is something that has a different meaning depending on who you ask. We all agree that essays are a piece of writing, but people tend to assign different qualifications to the genre. Some see it as an analytical text written by assignment from a teacher or professor. Many…

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Entertaining the essayist

The essay has been a form of entertainment since the Greeks stood on soap boxes in the city square and shouted that a plucked chicken was a man. Not to disparage the Greeks of course a number of very intelligent and interesting theories came from them. The most famous essayists and philosophers came from the …

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