How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

How to Write a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

A rhetorical analysis essay requires you to write about an author’s writing. In other words, in a rhetorical analysis essay, you write about the way an author uses words to influence or persuade an audience to do or think something. A rhetorical analysis essay...
Serial Commas and Their Virtues

Serial Commas and Their Virtues

Those of you who already know me, know that I glow when I talk about commas. My favorite comma of all is the serial comma, also known as the series comma, Oxford comma, and Harvard comma. A serial comma is the comma that is used after the penultimate item in a list of...
Synthesis Essays: A Step-by-Step How-To Guide

Synthesis Essays: A Step-by-Step How-To Guide

A synthesis essay is generally a short essay which brings two or more sources (or perspectives) into conversation with each other. The word “synthesis” confuses every student a little bit. Fortunately, this step-by-step how-to guide will see you through to success!...
AP English: The Essential Guide to Tone and Tone Words

AP English: The Essential Guide to Tone and Tone Words

At a recent AP English exam grading session, the head reader made special note of one aspect of AP instruction which she felt needed addressing. “Teachers should teach tone, always asking students to show how it is achieved and how it contributes to a...