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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, [...]

The Affordable Health Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” is one of the most controversial issues in America today. From the day Barack Obama began his run for presidency; his main platform issue was affordable health care for everyone. After years of debate, as well as Nancy Pelosi’s infamous statement, “we have to pass the [...]

I entered high school like the majority of young, teenage boys, feeling short, socially awkward and afraid to open my mouth. Hormones and puberty dominate the emotions and feelings of children who enter this educational premise, and leave as completely different people. For many, this period of one’s life is where they become comfortable in [...]