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The Value of the Essay in the 21st Century

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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2009

(Oct. 11, 2009) A panel discussion exploring the past, present, and future of this important genre of writing with Stanford professors Andrea Lunsford, Dan Edelstein, Nicholas Jenkins and Robert Harrison.

The essay is a powerful tool for students, scholars, educators and anyone else who wants to persuade and communicate effectively. In a time when anyone's thoughts can be published almost instantaneously on the web, appreciating the power and understanding the elements of an incisive essay is more pertinent then ever.

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