Category Archives: Model Essays

White Paper: A Student Model

For the second time this semester I’m calling out the work of your classmate Cardinal as a model to emulate. You may recall me recommending Cardinal’s “Stone Money” assignment as among the best I’ve ever read, if not the very … Continue reading

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Barter Explained, Poorly

Below is an example of a terrible essay that “explains” an abstract concept by appealing to other abstract concepts. Its terms are vague. It ignores the humanity of readers. It contains not one memorable image or example. Barter is the … Continue reading

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