Cover Letters

Cover Letters

Cover Letters Sometimes I will require you to add a cover letter to your writing, but I’ve found that it’s always a good idea to do so. It reflects well on you as a student and thinker, someone concerned about success in a thoughtful way instead of just for “points.”...
Essai

Essai

  Michel de Montaigne has been called the inventor of the essay.  But what American students call an essay (noun) is originally a French verb, essai.  To essai is “to explore,” in particular the workings of the writer’s own thinking. In this sense...
Bonsai

Bonsai

Imagine the care required in a lifetime of work discovering the beauty in a miniature tree.  The bonsai artist visualizes and contemplates, crafts and prunes . . . all the time removing everything which isn’t beautiful.  The tree–our writing, our...