1. SAMPLE PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS.
"Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space," by Brent Staples.
"A Chase," by Annie Dillard. "Salvation," by Langston Hughes. "A Hanging," by George Orwell.
"The Way to Rainy Mountain," by N. Scott Momaday. "The Death of the Moth," by Virginia Woolf. "Marrying Absurd," by Joan Didion.
4. ILLUSTRATION AND EXAMPLE.
"Why Don't We Complain?" by William F. Buckley, Jr. "Shouting 'Fire!'" by Alan M. Dershowitz.
"Embalming the U.S.A.," by Jessica Mitford. "How to Give Orders Like a Man," by Deborah Tannen. "Slice of Life," by Russel Baker.
6. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST.
"Neat People vs. Sloppy People," by Suzanne Britt. "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts," by Bruce Catton. "A Fable for Tomorrow," by Rachel Carson.
7. CAUSE AND EFFECT.
"My Wood," by E. M. Forster. " Why We Crave Horror Movies," by Stephen King. "The Lie Detector," by Lewis Thomas.
8. CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION.
"Sexism in English: A 1990s Update," by Alleen Pace Nilsen. "Cinematypes," by Susan Allen. "College Pressures," by William Zinsser.
"The Holocaust," by Bruno Bettelheim. "Cultural Baggage," by Barbara Ehrenreich. "Growing Up Old," by Richard Rodriguez.
"I Have a Dream," by Martin Luther King, Jr. "Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference," by Shelby Steele. A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, by Jonathan Swift.
11. SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY.
"Internet Indexing Services: Why You Can't Find What You're Looking For," by Drew Buckhowski.