Tell me about an essay that flows really well.
February 4, 2013 10:21 AM   Subscribe

Hello! I am teaching a writing class, and am now teaching students about flow. I would like to do an exercise where I take an essay (preferably, somewhat academic) and cut it up and give it to them to rearrange to show how well the author transitions between paragraphs. The problem is, I can't find one that works in particular! If anyone has a good example, I'd be grateful.
posted by caoimhe to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
A bit old, but still good, A Modest Proposal.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:26 AM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

This essay about ketchup by Malcom Gladwell is a great example.
posted by empath at 11:03 AM on February 4, 2013

I just read this off the blue, and although its not "academic" it does flow incredibly well. Hope it helps.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 12:26 PM on February 4, 2013

Wendell Berry is a fantastic essayist. This is the shortest one I could find.
posted by gray17 at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2013

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