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September 20, 2011

Book Review: The Mayor of Casterbridge By Thomas Hardy

[box] Book Review: The Mayor of Casterbridge By Thomas Hardy [/box]

The “Mayor of Casterbridge” is the masterpiece of the ace novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. Few days ago I read it and I was floored by it. The best thing is that “The Mayor of Casterbridge” is internationally renowned as a literary classic, yet it is fiction. I have read that Thomas Hardy started out by writing stories for Newspapers and Magazines. His stories used to be in serialized form and the readers waited eagerly for the next part and I can believe it because this book is so interesting that I am still under its impact.

The story of “The Mayor of Casterbridge” revolves mainly around four [...]

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September 14, 2011

If Rasputin went to Princeton for fall of 2011 …

[box] If Rasputin, a Russian history figure went to Princeton for fall of 2011, what could you learn from him as a college student? [/box]

Grigori Rasputin (1869 -1916), a mystic monk and healer was one of the most powerful yet controversial personalities in the 19th century Russia. If he went to Princeton for fall of 2011, he could teach the college students, Supernatural Powers. It is said that once his father Efim Rasputin’s horse got stolen and Rasputin who was then a little child, identified the thief who stole it. In his youth Rasputin was involved in many illegal activities like sex and theft. As an act of penance he spent three months in the ‘Verkhoturye’ Monastery [...]

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July 28, 2011

How to Excel at Academic Writing – Essay

[box]How to Excel at Academic Writing – Essay [/box]

An Essay is a very important form of writing and it gains even more importance when we think about it from an academic point of view. Before writing an essay it is essential to know what an Essay is. An essay literally means an ‘effort to convey a meaningful thought’. Mainly, there are three types of Essays – 1. Narrative – Narrative Essays tell a story. It could be an account of a journey, or an autobiography etc. 2. Descriptive – A descriptive essay is a description of a significant, political, economic or academic affair. For example, the growing population of China etc. 3. Reflective – A reflective essay is for the mind. [...]

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July 1, 2011

Essays for the un-initiated

[box] How to Excel at Academic Writing – Essay [/box]

An Essay is a very important form of writing and it gains even more importance when we think about it from an academic point of view. Before writing an essay it is essential to know what an Essay is. An essay literally means an ‘effort to convey a meaningful thought’. Mainly, there are three types of Essays – 1. Narrative – Narrative Essays tell a story. It could be an account of a journey, or an autobiography etc. 2. Descriptive – A descriptive essay is a description of a significant, political, economic or academic affair. For example, the growing population of China etc. 3. Reflective – A reflective essay is for the [...]

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