Writing, Essays, Love. Part II

The Essay is also a trial of nature. While none of us have any doubt that the reason for an essay is to examine the student, 'the essay' itself is sold to the student as an opportunity to examine the world. The essay is an opportunity to know more about the world. The connection between… Continue reading Writing, Essays, Love. Part II

Writing, Love, Essays. Part 1

The word 'essay' is a fairly obvious corruption of 'assay' meaning 'trial'. Surely there's something humorous about using a mispelled word to name an exercise intended to demonstrate the mastery of words and ideas? It's a particularly English form of humour (in the same vein as persistently spelling the word 'humour' with a 'u' in… Continue reading Writing, Love, Essays. Part 1