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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, [...]

Skateboarding is a misrepresented counter culture that has been often over looked by the public as a degenerate sport filled with potheads and criminals. The slogan “skateboarding is not a crime” has been used to try and dampen the public’s view of skateboarding being a criminal activity. However due to the popularity of YouTube and [...]

Growing up, I never really understood why my sister and I never got along.  I didn’t understand if it was me being a terrible sibling, or what would tick in her head to make her so angry at me or my mother.  There were plenty of times where fights would break out between the two [...]