Welcome to Sierra Nevada Chronicles!

The work published here represents the best of Professor Anderson's Freshman Composition classess at Sierra Nevada College. Working in editorial panels, the students themselves evaluated and selected the pieces to be published. Essays are organized into four main genres: research, narrative, argument, and comparison.  The essays represented on the home page of this site are a randomly generated selection of the work available. Click on one to get started, or go to the tabs above to select a category.  While all of the essays are interesting, the research and narrative essays are especially powerful. Feel free to read, enjoy, and comment. Thanks for visiting!

“The current drinking age has led to a culture of dangerous, clandestine binge-drinking,” Reported by Slate Magazine in an article by Darshak Sanghavi. Underage adults feel belittled and underappreciated by the federal government. Instead of obeying the minimum drinking age law, underage drinkers are resorting to irresponsible, dangerous drinking. Lowering the drinking age will not [...]

As a college student, from financial aid to finals, there is a lot going on at one time. One thing that is certain is some people believe college is unnecessary and all it does is put you in debt. The essay “Why College is a Waste of Time and Money” is a rather negative view [...]

It’s the beginning of your senior year in high school and you are faced with the challenges of choosing what college you will attend. Let’s face it, there are four thousand one hundred and four colleges in the United States, and with that many schools it makes your options pretty endless. The decisions of choosing [...]

My childhood dream was to become a professional baseball player. I believed I was going to play throughout high school, through college, and then get drafted into the M.L.B. My dream changed when I got older. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I became an adult. All my friends had an idea [...]