Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kids Praise Grandparents through Essays

Rushessay | Essay

WHAT a better way for the children of North Dakota, in the United States, to show love for their grandparents, than to write essays!

At North Dakota's State Fair held last July 18 to 26, a lot of children were invited to write an essay about their favorite seniors, their grandparents.

Many fourth and fifth graders from around North Dakota took part in the competition: All of them submitted essays answering the question-cum-essay writing contest theme, "Why are your grandparents the best?"

Fair official Shannon Pearson said paying respect to hundreds of grandparents was something they really wanted to do for this year's North Dakota State Fair. They decided to come up with a competition for writing essays about grandparents "because clearly everyone thinks that their grandma and grandpa is the best," she said.

All the winners read their winning essay entries at the North Dakota State Fair's "Senior Day Festival" held at the Upper Atrium of the State Fair Center last July 24. It also honored the senior citizens' contributions for the local community and the state of North Dakota.

Second placer Kelsey Neameyer, a fifth grader from St. John's Elementary School, said she wrote an essay about her Grandma Ivy "because she tells me how good of a singer I am." She and the other winners received a family trip to Medora, North Dakota's most famous family resort, as well as a fun weekend treat in Bismarck, the state's capital.

Apart from the awarding of essay writing contest winners who proudly read and dedicated their essays to their grandparents, vendor booths, an ice cream social and great entertainment also added fun to the festivity.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Argumentative Essay Papers Made Easy

Essay Papers
STRESSING out a point in essay papers by defending it is another form of writing that scares a lot of students. They are scared of writing an argumentative essay paper because they may not be able to defend their written essays so well. Add also the fear of seeing and hearing people disagree with them, as the logic in their essay appears to be true.

Although the art of writing argumentative essay papers cannot be learned overnight, students have to remember the two main purposes of writing this kind of essay paper: To win it as well as to convince the readers to accept their standpoint. Any newbie essay writer like you can do this by:

Writing essay papers where you can be an expert: You can become an authoritarian by choosing argumentative topics for essay that interests you the most so you can easily win it. Stay away from topics for essays that are impossible to defend. There are readers of essay papers who only read only the angle or side that they believe in.

Choosing a subject or issue that sparks controversy: What a better way to start a debate than to choose an essay paper topic that is timely, can interest or affect certain number of people, and above all, arguable. But you have to be skilled enough of writing argumentative essays so that your readers will also have an in-depth knowledge about your topic.

Taking a clear stand in your essay papers. Fight and write for what you believe in. But don't write an argumentative essay paper in the first person, because it will only weaken your point. Write in the third person instead.

Presenting a believable argument. Don't emphasize an opinion in your essays just for the sake of introducing a debate. Back up your line of reasoning with facts, figures that are powerful enough to influence readers and make them think that all your essay papers have truthful basis.

Having a logical tone. The tone of your essay paper should be realistic, proficient and reliable. Always have this mindset that whatever essay you will write, everyone will disagree and be cynical with you.

Read aloud your essay papers when you are done. If they don't sound convincing, then have them revised. You must be able to integrate the idea of your thesis to the concluding part of your essay so that it will become the lasting notion or impression of your readers.