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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!

In an area like Lake Tahoe, it is not uncommon to hear people discussing the desire to crack open a cold beer and sit outside after a day of mountain biking,skiing, or sitting on the beach. This statement is one that you would hope to hear from only those older than 21,but is common to hear [...]

Because this is not a traditional annotated bibliography, I’d like to start off by mentioning that the other day when discussing bib # 10 you said that I was well on my way with the way I related four of the readings we read in this class including “In Defense of Prejudice” by Jonathan Rauch, [...]

New Zealand is a very popular destination for travelers from around the world. They come to New Zealand to see the spectacular scenery, ski, hike, enjoy the beaches, meet the Kiwis, and immerse themselves in the native culture. New Zealand is a popular destination because many movies are made there, and this has generated a [...]

I’m sitting in a biology class being a bad student, of course, by not taking the pencil and writing the repetitive statements on the board. With the current education system you are lucky to get out thinking for yourself. It seems the students are given the facts over and over again; instead of hearing an [...]