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!

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? [...]

For my last and final bib I was assigned to compare two or more of the previous bibs. Therefore, I will choose to compare the theme of Prejudice, a common theme within the ten essays. I Think that Chris Anderson might have schemed a master plan where he hand picked nine essays with little hints [...]

An increasing number of pupils are graduating from Swedish High Schools without an approved rating. The consequences of this have been that the originally planned emergency programs for students are filled to their broadening. All this is occurring while the Swedish government is passively standing by, though it is every now and then implementing a [...]

The dishes are piling up; I better get to them right away, I tell myself. I don’t have a dishwasher, so I fill up the sink and start getting to work. I have so much to do, especially my narrative for Freshman English. I am still in utter shock that at the vibrant age of [...]