The Art of Essay

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Tone: A Sure Way to Move the Reader

Here is a recent blog on “Tone.” Chaim discusses various techniques to shift tone in order to help your essay stand out and move the reader.

What Genre Does the Personal Statement Belong To?

The personal statement you craft for your college application belongs to a unique genre of writing. It is an amalgam of many different types of writing and for that reason is hard to master. It has elements of descriptive writing; you ae describing some aspects of...

Who Are You, Anyway?

This week I heard a fascinating TED Talk given by the artist Hetain Patel titled: “Who am I? Think Again.” In it, he challenges the common notions of identity based on nationality, race, class, or gender. He spends most of his talk reciting a paragraph in Mandarin...

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