Essay Samples

Being the most important writing task for college and university students, it is important to look through samples of essays to get a clear picture of how to write one on your own.

Fear of Success

Perhaps everyone is familiar with the fear of failure: a paralyzing sensation of probable setback preventing a person from accomplishments, broadening one’s zone of comfort,…

The Most Densly Populated City in the World

The world has a huge number of curious, fascinating, shocking, or otherwise impressive places to see. Gigantic megalopolises such as Tokyo or Shanghai, tropic paradises…

John Muir’s Literary Science

This article [John Muir’s Literary Science] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/06/09/john-muirs-literary-science/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture

This article [Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/01/24/ernst-haeckel-and-the-unity-of-culture/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If…

What is So Important about SpaceX?

From a historical perspective, humanity started to conquer space seemingly yesterday; Yuri Gagarin’s flight around Earth’s orbit and America’s landing on the Moon gave birth…

How to Read Like a Writer

By Mike Bunn In 1997, I was a recent college graduate living in London for six months and working at the Palace Theatre owned by…

The Atom

How would one find out what types of atoms there were? Today, it does not seem like it should have been very difficult to work…

The Western Wall of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is often referred to as the city of three religions. Throughout the thousands of years that it has existed, this city had been conquered,…

Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal

The royal Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal is shown on a famous group of Assyrian palace reliefs from the North Palace of Nineveh that are now…

The Gravitational Field

Given that fields of force are real, how do we define, measure, and calculate them? A fruitful metaphor will be the wind patterns experienced by…

Voltage

Electrical circuits can be used for sending signals, storing information, or doing calculations, but their most common purpose by far is to manipulate energy. We…

The Magnetic Field

If you could play with a handful of electric dipoles and a handful of bar magnets, they would appear very similar. For instance, a pair…

Coping with a Breakup

Sometimes it happens: a person dearest to you suddenly says, “We cannot be together anymore.” You see them gather things, shut the door—and your mind…

The Doppler Effect

Imagine the wave pattern made by the tip of a vibrating rod which is moving across water. If the rod had been vibrating in one…

Global Warming is Real

In the past 1,300 years, the earth has not experienced such a warming trend as we are having now (NASA, 2016). In fact, the World…

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