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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 [...]

As a college student, from financial aid to finals, there is a lot going on at one time. One thing that is certain is some people believe college is unnecessary and all it does is put you in debt. The essay “Why College is a Waste of Time and Money” is a rather negative view [...]

Throughout the hundreds and thousands of years that man has colonized Earth, who could have known that sooner or later the things we do to progress and adapt our ways of life could damage the planet we call home? Today most everyone believes the temperature on earth has risen due to pollution pumped into the [...]

In my life, so far, I believe that I have made two major decisions that have determined who I am and who I am going to be. The first decision was made when I was just a boy, going blind into the world. The second decision came later in my life when I was more [...]