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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!

Many people believe that wearing a seatbelt is the right thing to do, and the law should require everyone to put one on. There are times when the use of a seatbelt can actually harm the user, so the choice should be left up to the individual. Why should the law dictate someone’s personal choices? [...]

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 [...]

Many people believe that wearing a seatbelt is the right thing to do, and the law should require everyone to put one on.  I believe that people should have the choice to decide if they want to wear one.  There are times when the use of a seatbelt can actually harm the user, so the [...]

When I was 16, I moved to the US from Mexico to help out my sister with the last month of her pregnancy.  At first, I was incredibly nervous about moving to the United States.  I really didn’t know what to expect.  I was worried that kids would not accept me because of where I [...]