Model Essays and Professional Articles

Authentic Voices is a collection of student essays from an English 0310 class that I taught several years ago here at HCC. The students were asked to write six compositions, six long and six short. The essays are remarkable.

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File Authentic Voices File The Writing Process The four stages of the writing process File Writing Descriptions Written descriptions often follow a specific direction: near to far, top to bottom, bottom to top and vice versa. File Introductions and Conclusions Multiple strategies to introduce and conclude your essays File On Natural Death An article that illustrates the importance of organization and emphasis File Roseanne Paragraph development and support File The Benefits of Music Sample argument essay File Model Essay: Comparison and Contrast File My English Grandmother File Why Small Businesses Fail File Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Resilience File Model Essay: Cause and Effect File Model Essay: Argument (PDF) File Virginia Woolf, Professions for Women File The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin Link Youtube: The Story of an Hour File Langston Hughes, "Salvation" Link Joseph M. Williams, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace File My Wood Link Mary Rowlanson's Capitivity Narrative Link James Baldwin, "A Stranger in the Village" Link Charlotte Perkins Stetson, "The Yellow Wall-paper" Link Plato, The Allegory of the Cave Link Scott Russell Sanders, "Under the Influence" Link N. Scott Momaday, "Way to Rainy Mountain" Link Nancy Mairs, "On Being a Cripple" Link Michael Pollan, "An Animal's Place" Link Eudora Welty, "One Writer's Beginning" File Bouncing Back File They Say I Say File Short Process Essay Link Toni Morrison's Nobel Lecture in Literature (1993) Read and listen to Morrison's speech. File 'Idiot,' 'Yahoo,' 'Original Gorilla': How Lincoln Was Dissed in His Day Link Anaphora and Epistrophe in "Shakespeare's Sister" by Virginia Woolf File Benjamin Franklin, "Learning to Write" File Summary of "My Wood" Link "The Yellow Wall-paper" The Rest Cure Silas Weir Mitchel, inventor of the rest cure. Credits:Wellcome Library, London Influential American neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell developed the rest cure in the late 1800s for the treatment of hysteria, neurasthenia and other nervous illnesses. It became widely used in the US and UK, but was prescribed more often for women than men. It was frequently used to treat anorexia nervosa. The treatment kept some patients alive and others out of asylums, though some patients and doctors considered the cure worse than the disease. Link More on "The Rest Cure" Both Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Perkins Gilman were prescribed the rest cure. Link George Orwell, Politics and the English Language Link Listen to Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" Link Shakespeare's Sister Link Anaphora: A Definition with Examples Link Epistrophe: A Definition with Examples Link George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"