High School Essay Intensive: 12-Week Course Essay Spotlights

There are eleven essays assigned as part of the High School Essay Intensive 12-Week Course. If you are using the 12-week schedule, some of the essays are also included in the course e-book. All eleven essays can be found at the links below. These essays are neither owned nor curated by IEW. If you find that a link is no longer functioning, please contact IEW at info@IEW.com.


HSE Essay Spotlights

Article Author Website
"The Death of the Moth" Virginia Woolf http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1203811h.html#ch-02
"How to Tell a Story" Mark Twain https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3250/3250-h/3250-h.htm


"Politics and the English Language" George Orwell https://faculty.washington.edu/rsoder/EDLPS579/HonorsOrwellPoliticsEnglishLanguage.pdf
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Martin Luther King Jr. https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html
"Total Eclipse" Annie Dillard https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/annie-dillards-total-eclipse/536148/
"Three Days to See" Helen Keller https://www.ncps-k12.org/cms/lib/CT01903077/Centricity/Domain/638/Three%20Days%20to%20See%20-%202018.pdf
"Labor, Leisure, and the Liberal Education" Mortimer Adler https://sourcetext.com/labor-leisure-and-education/
"The Lovely Stones" Christopher Hitchens https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/courses/worldofmuseums09/files/9698262.pdf
"It's as Simple as One, Two, Three ..." Richard Feynman http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/607/2/Feynman.pdf
"Once More to the Lake" E.B. White https://genius.com/E-b-white-once-more-to-the-lake-annotated
"On Keeping a Notebook" Joan Didion https://accessinghigherground.org/handouts2013/HTCTU%20Alt%20Format%20Manuals/Processing%20PDF%20Sample%20Files/00%20On%20Keeping%20a%20Notebook.pdf



Last updated 5/8/2020

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