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Assigned Essays
Arnold, Matthew. “Sweetness and Light” from Culture and Anarchy.
Churchill, Winston S. “Moses: The Leader of a People” from Thoughts and Adventures.
               . “A Second Choice” from Thoughts and Adventures.
               . “Shall We All Commit Suicide?” from Thoughts and Adventures.
Chesterton, G. K. “On Essays” from Come to Think of It.
               . “On Shakespeare” from Generally Speaking.
               . “The Slavery of Free Verse” from Fancies vs. Fads.
Hazlitt, William. “My First Acquaintence with Poets.”
               . “On the Fear of Death.”
Johnson, Samuel. “Authors Inattentive to Themselves” from The Idler.
               . “Obstructions on Learning” from The Idler.
Lewis, C. S. “The Law of Human Nature” from Mere Christianity.
               . “Men without Chests” from The Abolition of Man.
Orwell, George. “Shooting an Elephant.”
               . “Why I Write.”

Composition Resources
• Balliett, Amy. “The Dos and Don’ts of Infographic Design.”
• Carroll, Laura Bolin. “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis.”
• Elbow, Peter. “Revising by Reading Aloud: What the Mouth and Ear Know.”
• Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, the Modes of Persuasion (
• Postman, Neil and Charles Weingartner. “What’s Worth Knowing.”
• Piktochart Cheat Sheet. “Layout Cheat Sheet: Making the Best Out of Visual Arrangement.”
• Purdue Online Writing Lab. “Research and Citation Resources.”
• Purdue Online Writing Lab. “Visual Rhetoric.”

Additional Resources
Academic Essay Organisation
Characteristics of a Discourse Community


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