What's the best neutral, digestible, comprehensive primer to politics in the Middle East? [more inside]
What is the title/author of this essay about caring for an aging dog? More inside. [more inside]
What's the best way to approach a teacher about what I feel is an unfair grade? [more inside]
Please recommend journal or magazine articles about rape. I'm looking for a select few especially worthwhile articles—insightful, written in plain language. Any aspects welcome, from legal analysis to personal stories. Substantial articles preferred (i.e., longer essays, not opinion columns).
In Comp I we read an essay about the use of overly formal language... [more inside]
Who might want my essay about Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, and the illusion of a differentiated universe? [more inside]
How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?
Give me an idea of two very different things, that I could show similarities between -- that relate to me. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short story/essay written by an Irish author that involves stuttering. [more inside]
I'm an undergraduate applying for a semester-long study-abroad program. I have to write my application essay both in English and in French. Would it be appropriate for me to ask one of my French professors to help me proofread the French version of my essay before submitting it? [more inside]
Help me find a specific essay/blog post about working and productivity. [more inside]
What are the best and most interesting persuasive essays of 2009-2010? [more inside]
We're two people collaborating on a large academic text at a distance, and can't find a service or app which fulfills our requirements. Please advise. [more inside]
Is there any quick, easy way to mark essays in a word processor so that they end resulted is again to a handwritten paper, torn apart by a red pen??? [more inside]
Trying to locate a first-person essay I once read, back in the '90s mebbe. Situation: white English dude makes friends with/seeks to interview a ditzy, goofy, elliptical Arab dude. [more inside]
Good argument/ ideas for an essay on St. Augustine's work? [more inside]
I'm looking for a humorous essay about why one shouldn't learn Japanese. It gave equal attention to the cultural and grammatical frustrations involved. I think I saw it two or three years ago, on Reddit/Slashdot/Mefi or the like.
Where could I publish an eclectic novella-length philosophical and literary essay? [more inside]
Help me find short, touching essays written in the first person, about personal relationships. [more inside]
An article (or essay? almost a manifesto?) on the proper role of a police officer, or perhaps rather, the philosophy of what a British constable is supposed to do. From I think the late 19th century. Can you find me the link?
If I enjoy the engaging (and frequently humorous) nonfiction and memoir of Stephen Fry, Mary Roach, and Bill Bryson, who else should I be reading? [more inside]
On February, 2001 Andrew Sullivan published, in the NTY, and subsequently on his blog, an essay titled 'The absurd hype of romanticism'. [more inside]
What's an interesting aspect of Iranian society/ Shi'i Islam that would lend itself well to a 10 page expository essay? Nothing too controversial - my professor is Iranian. Just something interesting to write/ learn about. It has to be pretty specific. Thanks for suggestions!
Multimedia Journalism Filter: How do you make a New York Times-style photo slideshow? [more inside]
About eight years ago, I read this article on some radical-leaning progressive website, about how the author had come to love Thanksgiving, despite originally viewing it as a celebration of mass murder. [more inside]
I'm going crazy trying to come up with a topic for a paper on St. Augustine on Memory (ie, book X of the Confessions). I've been trying for days and I just am such a blank. Help brainstorming? I need to be arguing something. Thanks!
Where can I publish some old literary crit essays that are burning a hole in my pocket? [more inside]
Is there a distance at which a satellite will orbit a body indefinitely? Is this distance a universal constant? [more inside]
How would you approach this college admissions essay prompt? "Discuss anything you wish you understood better than you do now. " [more inside]
I have to write an admission essay for college, and the guidelines are... vague. [more inside]
I'm reapplying to college six years after dropping out. I left, in part, because I had developed a drug problem. My application needs to include an essay which explains why I want to return, why my grades were below a 2.0 at the time I left, and why I will not repeat the same mistakes. Just how honest should I be? [more inside]
TAs, profs, teachers, markers: give me your best stock phrases for essay comments. [more inside]
College application essay about the challenges overcome in relation to one's sexuality: good or bad idea? [more inside]
Recommendations for books that teach argument composition? [more inside]
Help me find an article/essay/blog entry I read 2 or 3 years ago about how obvious flirting is and always will be. [more inside]
Seeking a wonderful essay I saw online once about being age-appropriate -- hoping the green can help me? [more inside]
I am writing a paper on photographic representations of the city or urban spaces, in particular photography that attempts to 'capture' the ubiquitous "non-places" as described by Marc Augé. But I am having trouble finding photographers that seem to fit! Can you help? [more inside]
Can you help me find essay communities? I would like to find a place to read other people's essays and share my own for possible feedback. [more inside]
I'm seeking writing or creative work related to the idea of "Bread and Circuses." Essays related to this theme, art/media projects creatively interpreting this theme, or your thoughts (as abstract/creative as you like) about this theme.
Can anyone direct me toward an essay [preferably vetted] on the use of language in advertising/media? [more inside]
If you were writing a book/essay about the motivations of over-ambitious young people, where would you look for research? [more inside]
What are some good sources for examples of well-written essays? [more inside]
What tips can you give me when writing my personal statement for a graduate social work program? [more inside]
I am interested in the mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts, how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective. I have several avenues of study at the moment (a list in extended explanation), but would like some more ideas. Areas of critical theory, linguistics, evolutionary psychology and poetics are all relevant. [more inside]
I am looking for a magazine that would be interested in a story I've written about being in love without sexual attraction. Nerve is the only magazine that I can think of, but from the looks of things, I doubt they accept anything from writers outside of sunny California. My story isn't sexual explicit, but I don't think a mainstream/family-friendly publication would be interested in this. Does anyone have any suggestions for a Nerve-esque magazine (or zine) that accepts non-fiction that isn't supposed to make you horny?
My 8th grader wants to attend a very progressive local private high school next year. Are there some general guidelines for how long, or how deep, these non-college application essays should be? [more inside]
In high school (the late 1990s) I read an essay on marriage -- the writer's main contention was that it's unrealistic to think that a single person can ever be at the exact same life stages as yourself, e.g. Young & Passionate (teens), Ready to Have Children (30's), Wanting Intellectual Companionship (60's), and thusly, that having just one partner over the course of a lifetime is a near impossibility. [more inside]
An hegemon or a hegemon? [more inside]
DesperationFilter: I need the name of an essay by Margaret Atwood. [more inside]