Contrasting evil in Beowulf, Frankenstein, Paradise Lost & The Shining

If evil is to be defined as ‘profound immorality and wickedness, especially when regarded as a supernatural force’, this question is a complex one in three of the texts I have chosen to study. The antagonists in ‘The Shining’, ‘Frankenstein’, and ‘Paradise Lost – Books I & II‘ both demonstrate varying degrees of moral ambiguity; … Read more

Reducing Chronic Disease Risk: Getting Healthy with Nutritious Eating and Exercise

 Introduction: “Healthy eating lowers the risk of developing chronic medical diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease”. “Diet is the biggest risk factor” The key concept to a healthy nutritional lifestyle is consuming a variety of different foods including 5 fruits and vegetables a day, alongside moderate daily exercise. Also considering the intake … Read more

1920s Klan Recruitment Methods Demystified: Research by Fryer Jr. and Levitt, Alexander, and Milgram

 .Research Based Analysis: Ku Klux Klan Recruitment in the 1920’s Psychologist Solomon Asch, in his study “Opinions and Social Pressure”, argues that a person’s decision making can be influenced by pressure from society. If this holds to be true, then the second Ku Klux Klan was to recruit an empire of over four million … Read more

Animal Rights Movements: History, Activism, and Solutions

 Introduction Animal rights movements can be described as social movements that attempt to end rigid moral and legal lines drawn between human and non-human animals. Britannica describes animal rights as, “moral or legal entitlements attributed to nonhuman animals, usually because of the complexity of their cognitive, emotional, and social lives or capacity to experience … Read more

Should We Use IVF to Create Designer Babies? Examining the Morality of Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis (PGD/PGS)

 What if it was possible to overcome infertility, to reduce the risk of a child developing cancer, and to eliminate genetic diseases all in the same process? Such a process could become essential in addressing mankind’s wellbeing, and should be scrutinized for it moral value and applications. This process is called In Vitro Fertilization … Read more

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms: From Mania to Depression with Treatment

 According to the Mayo Clinic, Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. Then, at some point, this great mood can turn into something … Read more

Reduce Stress in Healthcare Workers: Exploring Role, Design and Personality Factors

 Stress in Healthcare Individuals working in the field of healthcare perceive high levels of work-related stress.  The negative effect of stressful situations can vary among individual based on such characteristics as personality type, gender as well as job roles, design, and environment.  Healthcare workers should have adequate knowledge regarding the impact of stress on … Read more

Exploring the Impact of Modern Science on Cultural Diversity

 Modern Science is approaching the phenomena occurring in nature with scepticism. It involves innovation and creativity. The most important attribute of modern science is experiments and the hypothesis, observations and inferences that come along with it. In modern science, one tries to break down the reasoning to the smallest pieces and treats it with … Read more

Preventing Sepsis: The History and Impact of Handwashing During Childbirth

 Introduction Women are still dying postpartum, even as medicine and technology advances. Globally sepsis was the most common cause of direct maternal death between 2006 and 2008 (Wray and Steen, 2014), and within the UK sepsis was the second leading cause of maternal deaths between 2012-2014 (Gallagher, 2018), signifying a high level of women … Read more

Russo-Japanese War: Tsar Nicholas IIs Decisive Role in East Asian Conflict

 The decades preceding the onset of hostilities in the Russo-Japanese War found the Russian Empire on its heels, owing to military defeats, domestic uprisings, and the assassination of Tsar Alexander II. When Alexander III died prematurely, he was succeeded by his 26-year-old son, Nicholas II, who would be the empire’s final monarch. Although his … Read more

Why use sample essays?

Looking at sample essays can be an excellent way for students to improve their own essay writing. By studying well-crafted essays, students can learn important lessons about structure, style, and content. According to research, learning through example is a highly effective way to improve writing skills.

One study by the National Writing Project found that students who read and analyzed examples of strong writing were more likely to produce high-quality writing themselves. The study showed that students who analyzed the structure, style, and content of good writing were better able to incorporate those elements into their own writing. Similarly, a study published in the Journal of Writing Research found that reading well-crafted essays can improve students’ writing skills, particularly their ability to write persuasive and coherent arguments.

When students read sample essays, they are able to see how successful writers structure their arguments and use evidence to support their claims. They can learn how to craft effective introductions and conclusions, and how to develop a clear thesis statement. By analyzing the writing techniques used in these essays, students can also learn how to improve their own sentence structure and word choice.

In addition to improving writing skills, looking at sample essays can also help students expand their knowledge on a particular topic. By reading essays on a variety of subjects, students can learn about new ideas and perspectives that they may not have encountered otherwise. This can help them develop a more nuanced and informed approach to their own writing.

It is important to note that simply reading sample essays is not enough to improve writing skills. Students must also analyze and deconstruct the essays in order to understand the techniques used by the writer. They must ask themselves why the writer made certain choices, and how those choices contributed to the overall effectiveness of the essay. By doing so, students can apply those techniques to their own writing and improve their own skills.

Overall, looking at sample essays is a highly effective way for students to improve their own essay writing. By studying well-crafted essays, students can learn important lessons about structure, style, and content, and develop a more nuanced and informed approach to their own writing. As one study concluded, “reading and analyzing examples of strong writing is a valuable tool for improving writing skills.”