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.

The Mystery of Lewis Carrol

When Charles L. Dodgson was born in January 1832, his paternal aunt wrote a letter to his parents, welcoming the “dear little stranger” and begging…

Sherlock Holmes, For King and Country

Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga has enjoyed — or in some cases suffered – countless reinventions since its original publication from 1887 to 1927. The…

The Problem of Teenage Gangs

Adolescence is one of the most difficult and turbulent periods of life for both parents and their children. During their transit from childhood to adult…

The Birth of the Illuminati Conspiracy

At the beginning of 1797, John Robison was a man with a solid and long-established reputation in the British scientific establishment. He had been Professor…

Geronimo: The Warrior

Geronimo (1829-1909), whose given name was Goyahkla, sometimes spelled Goyathlay, is one of the most famous figures in the history of the American Indian resistance…

Ways to Solve Conflicts

Life often requires people to participate in unpleasant situations. Being able to deal with daily stresses, deadlines, loads of work, and personal flaws is an…

The Prehistory of Artificial Intelligence

How old are the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence? Many might trace their origins to the mid-twentieth century, and the work of people such…

What Makes Franz Liszt Still Important?

By Leon Botstein Marking anniversaries of the birth and death of historic figures, particularly in music, is somewhat akin to commemorating annually the date of…

What is Autism?

About a century ago, people with noticeable mental deprivations were mostly considered ill, and placed in asylums. Nowadays, when psychologists know much more about different…

Why Email Spam Should Be Outlawed

Apart from the numerous benefits and conveniences people around the world can enjoy due to the Internet, there are also multiple drawbacks. Not all of…

Positive Effects of the Feminism Movement

Among the socio-political movements that managed to change the world we live in, feminism can be fairly called one of the most revolutionary and influential.…

The Zika Virus

Every year, international media outlets launch new informational campaigns dedicated to new diseases–usually viral–that are expected to threaten the health of people all over the…

John L. Sullivan Fights America

By Christopher Klein A dense ocean of humanity lapped up to the doorstep of John L. Sullivan’s gilded liquor palace. Heads craned and tilted as…

Why Surrogacy Should Be Illegal

Parenthood is one of the most challenging responsibilities a human being can ever bear. It is also one of the biggest joys a family can…

What a Lack of Sleep Does to You

Everyone has at least once in their lives stayed awake throughout an entire night. Usually, being up all night is a choice of high school…

History of the Oscars

Hollywood produces dozens, if not hundreds, of movies annually. Although a significant part of them is meant solely for entertainment and possess little-to-no artistic value,…

The Mozart Effect

It is a well-known fact that listening to different kinds of music can evoke various feelings and moods in a listener. For example, listening to…

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Writing an Essay Guides

Writing a Narrative Essay

A narrative essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a narration of a certain event or situation. It is a short…

Writing a Persuasive Essay

A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument. These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of…

Writing an Expository Essay

There are three main types of expository essays: scholarly writing used mainly for academic purposes, which describes or examines a process in a comprehensive way;…

Writing a Critical Essay

A critical essay provides interpretation and analysis of a set text, piece of music, a painting, or play. It must be written with an academic purpose; it…

Writing a Descriptive Essay

A descriptive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a detailed description of a person, building, place, situation, notion, etc. The…

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