A brief analysis of Morrison’s 1981 novel Tar Baby is concerned with authenticity in a few ways, linking the notion of authenticity to sanity and to blackness. In this 1981 novel, Morrison navigates a strange exploration of these links in a moody narrative that places competing notions of Black authenticity at the problematic center ofContinue reading “Authentic Blackness in Toni Morrison’s ‘Tar Baby’”
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A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA
Read the full text of the classic Sherlock Holmes short story. No downloads.
Common Essay Mistakes to Avoid
Academic writing can take some time to learn. Mistakes are part of the learning process. Of course, we want to avoid mistakes where we can though.
To help in that area, here is a run-down of some common mistakes made when writing academic essays.
Do’s and Don’ts of Academic Essays
Do’s and Don’ts for Introductions, Body Paragrpahs, Conclusions and Works Cited sections
There are very few rules that apply to conclusions in academic writing. This makes conclusions a great place to get creative.
De Turkey and De Law
DE TURKEY AND DE LAW – A Comedy in Three Acts by Zora Neale Hurston
Mob Rule in New Orleans
Article by Ida B. Wells, 1900 SHOT AN OFFICER The bloodiest week which New Orleans has known since the massacre of the Italians in 1892 was ushered in Monday, July 24, by the inexcusable and unprovoked assault upon two colored men by police officers of New Orleans. Fortified by the assurance born of long experienceContinue reading “Mob Rule in New Orleans”
“On Virtue” – Poem by Phillis Wheatley, 1771
The Case of the Missing Will
“The Case of the Missing Will” – Short Story by Agatha Christie (from POIROT INVESTIGATES, 1924)
Body Paragraphs in Academic Writing Every essay should contain three main sections: Introduction Body Conclusion The body section of the essay is the largest section and ideally it should provides several distinct and different points of support for the essay’s main argument. Key Element: Each paragraph should focus on making a single point. Questions aContinue reading “Body Paragraphs”