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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!

“The current drinking age has led to a culture of dangerous, clandestine binge-drinking,” Reported by Slate Magazine in an article by Darshak Sanghavi. Underage adults feel belittled and underappreciated by the federal government. Instead of obeying the minimum drinking age law, underage drinkers are resorting to irresponsible, dangerous drinking. Lowering the drinking age will not [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Not too long ago,I sat along a riverbank with my good friends and family. My eighteenth birthday was four days earlier, and my mother did the honor of bringing along with her a “time capsule” she had kept through the years. Encapsulated in time were objects from my past, and dreams I had held for my [...]