This was one of my Advanced Higher English pieces for school...I just wanted to share it with you all.
Frogs, Lizards and Ants
‘The life of every man is a way to himself, an attempt at a way, the suggestion of a path. No man has ever been utterly himself, yet every man strives to be so, the dull, the intelligent, each one best as he can. Each man to the end of his days carries round with him vestiges of his birth-… Continue
Added by Chloe on July 8, 2014 at 2:23pm —
Hello! My name is Esme (my middle name is Rose which is why it says that on my page :P) I do English Literature and am writing part of my coursework on the women of Peter Pan! This is the first draft of my essay, and if anyone would like to read it and say how they think I could improve it I would really appreciate it! (or, if you just like Peter Pan like me :P
The Power and Positions of Women in Peter Pan
The story of… Continue
Added by Rose on June 23, 2013 at 1:00pm —
I would like to thank Karen for providing me with personal input to put in my essay on nerds! It is fabulous personal opinions like those she shared with me by commenting on my last post that will help me write the best essay possible. Thanks so much Karen!
Added by Colleen Elizabeth on May 23, 2013 at 6:33pm —
Hey fellow Nerdfighters! I am currently in the process of writing an essay about nerds, so I need some personal input from you. If you could take a few seconds to comment, I would be very appreciative.
What are your reasons for considering yourself a nerd?…
Added by Colleen Elizabeth on May 22, 2013 at 4:02pm —
Last year I had a teacher who assigned a compare/contrast essay. We got to choose the topic and I'd had one brewing for over a year at that point. So I wrote it.
I was hesitant to post it online, simply because I'm never sure of my works quality, but my teach (a notoriously and statistically proven hard grader) gave it an 8.75 on the 9 point scale, so I figured "What the heck?" This also seemed like the type of essay that would appeal to a nerdy crowd.
Added by Martha F. on October 2, 2012 at 7:59pm —
Humans have been fascinated with the idea of capturing imagination through the medium of moving images, arguably, throughout our entire evolution, with works such as the Bayeux tapestry attempting to capture the movement of battle. With the invention of the zoopraxiscope by Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, humans got their first real taste of animated images. At…
Added by Ciaran David Ainsworth/朋友朋友! on May 7, 2012 at 3:18am —
Ahhhhhhh!!!!! (I know that no one could hear...but I totally made that noise as I typed it...because I'm cool like that)
So I have to write this paper for composition called a "INFORMATIVE SURPRISING ESSAY"...which I had never heard of before I went to class on Wednesday...but anywho...it is essentially informs people about a topic but then puts a surprising twist on it (didn't see that one coming...).
But anyways examples the… Continue
Added by Kayla on April 15, 2010 at 11:26pm —
"This book was written in good faith, reader. It warns you from the outset that in it I have set myself no goal but a domestic and private one. I have had no thought of serving either you or my own glory. My powers are inadequate for such a purpose. I have dedicated it to the private convenience of my relatives and friends, so that when they have lost me (as soon they must), they may recover here some features of my habits and temperament, and by this means keep the knowledge they have had of… Continue
Added by Dan S. on November 7, 2009 at 9:18am —
Well, yesterday we got our cat back from the vet with anaemia. We thought he'd get better from antibiotics, but have just found out today that his anaemia was actually caused by having lyphoma. The cancer's spread and he's going to die within the week. The good news in a really
selfish way is that there wasn't really anything any of us could have done to prevent it.
So, anyway, in order to make this blog post a little less sucky and little more awesome, here are the good… Continue
Added by Becca on October 30, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Immediately after seeing I'd have to write a blog post to prove my worthiness of ningmaster Image person, I got hit with a flashback of Honors English with my teacher hovering over me and rasping that we had 20 minutes left. My eyes would always get really wide as I stared at my unfinished closing paragraph that seems to have hit a wall made of unicorn. But enough with horrible nostalgia, on with the adrenaline fueled writing.
I've always thought I'd like to take that position:… Continue
Added by Team Unicorn on September 12, 2009 at 11:30pm —
i just came back from a library excursion earlier. now i feel a bit down though because i haven't really been keeping track of the books i've been reading. i just know i've read a hella lot. i'll try to go by memory. *shoot*
Books i've read recently:
Pride and Prejudice (not the first time)
An Assembly Such as this (fitzwilliam darcy trilogy)
Duty and Desire
These Three Remain
Bridget Jones's diary : a novel / Helen Fielding.
Bridget Jones : the… Continue
Added by Jazz on February 13, 2009 at 7:41pm —
I think I have what it takes to be a Ning Master.
Here's one awesome reason:
I had to write an essay about what three things I would bring with me if I were stuck in an isolated location.
(More than half of my class decided to be stuck on an island. I got kidnapped by the mafia.)
One of the objects I had to bring was a book. I picked An Abundance of Katherines.
Here's the paragraph where I describe why:
After a while, though, listening to music became… Continue
Added by VeeCee on February 1, 2009 at 6:30pm —
pictures of people keep you company. not just pictures, voices too. the person doesn't need to be there, they don't need to know who you are, a face can keep you sane.
I browse magazines a lot. let us say "compensatory" magazine. Magazines to compensate for that which i lack in my life. that is all the definition i shall give on that object. I browse them mostly for the pictures, but there are words too. the subject of the words generally don't stretch much further than the subject… Continue
Added by Cathal (billythehick) on December 30, 2008 at 8:24am —
"Do not be reckless with other people's hearts.
Do not put up with people who are reckless with yours"
- Mary Schmich (seriously, that's how you spell it)
falling in love is easy.
easiest thing in the world in fact.
falling off a log is slightly less easy than falling in love.
impossible to control, and almost as hard to ignore. it creeps up on you and before you know it it's happened. you've fallen.
and that's where the easy part… Continue
Added by Cathal (billythehick) on November 28, 2008 at 9:33pm —
ran out of meds about five days ago, (finally got them replaced today, i'll be back on them tomorrow) so that might explain how my general will to do pretty much anything has started to wane, but it's down to a number of other things too.
partly the crush (no-one seems to have yet settled on the distinction between a crush and a crash, maybe it's all spin, "crash" just seems like such a downer) so it's gonna be even harder for me to get a job, harder for me to get hired as player, harder… Continue
Added by Cathal (billythehick) on October 15, 2008 at 6:39pm —
but I am.
I have sooo much work to do...I had to pass up the chance to go out with my friends to do an essay for English Lit tomorrow...which I should've done some time over the past week.
I tried to do it in my free lesson today, but instead I ended up drawing a snake.
But because I am a bad person, I'm online instead.
AND I'm annoyed because I didn't get the options I wanted for Enrichment (let me explain; in Sixth Form at my school, you have 5… Continue
Added by Hannah on September 22, 2008 at 12:11pm —
Last year, one of my teachers said that the Lion King had no meaning - and that being my favoite Disney movie, though I'm not a huge fan of Disney overall - and I was so insulted that I wrote a short essay-style paper telling him the themes of the Lion King and comparing it extremely well (if I do say so myself) to Hamlet. Yeah. I was a true NF. Ha ha.
Added by El Gato on September 11, 2008 at 6:02pm —
I'm working on this stupid essay for I think my history class. School starts August 25th, but I doubt I'll be able to work on it at all during August because I have band camp. So, I'm trying to get it done now. The only problem is that I'm a procrastinatior, so this is strange for me to be doing. I hate hate hate!! that I have a set number of pages I have to type. It can't be over four pages, and at the rate I'm writing I think I'll be a little over that limit. *deep sigh* I've only been… Continue
Added by Jessica :D on July 25, 2008 at 12:59am —
Life after People (David de Vries: 2008)
Welcome to Earth - Population 0
This is one of the most fascinating documentaries I have seen in a while and I strongly recommend watching it. You can watch it for free on 4OD (channel4.com/4od) which is a service you have to register for but which you can always cancel after watching the documentary. It is also available on DVD.
This doc was based on the fantasy situation that one day people just disappeared. Over 6billion… Continue
Added by Helen on June 10, 2008 at 9:30am —