Blogs tagged "essay"

From Montaigne to E.B. White, Some Sound Advice on Writing the Personal Essay

Silhouette of woman at laptop
Teaching composition or expository writing in high school is an enduring challenge, perhaps even more so today, when the rapid-fire exchange of Tweets among students can lie at the hub of daily communication before, during, and after class. Nuanced thought, however, requires a greater gestation period than the nearly instant gratification made possible on Twitter.Read More »

American Literature Selections

Willa Cather homestead, rural Webster County, Nebraska
“American literature has never been content to be just one among the many literatures of the Western World. It has always aspired to be the literature not only of a new continent but of a New World.” —Christopher DawsonRead More »
Categories Closer Readings

Emerson for the Classroom

Emersons "Old Manse" in Concord, MA
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."—Ralph Waldo EmersonRead More »
Categories Closer Readings