Recall the essays you had to publish in high school?

Recall the essays you had to publish in high school?

Topic sentence, introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, conclusion. The conclusion being, say, that Ahab in Moby Dick was a Christ-like figure.

The most difference that is obvious real essays plus the things one has to write in school is the fact that real essays are not exclusively about English literature. Certainly schools should teach students how to write. But due to a number of historical accidents the teaching of writing has gotten mixed together with the study of literature. And so all over the country students are writing not regarding how a baseball team with a small budget might compete with the Yankees, or perhaps the role of color in fashion, or what constitutes an excellent dessert, but about symbolism in Dickens.

With all the total result that writing is built to seem boring and pointless. ادامه مطلب …