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The application process included a short essay and a formal interview at the Law Society. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is an essay about wasted lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The essays range from short to very short. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Please read or review the essay before you read the commentary below. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Successive episodes and aspects of this tale are the subject of six essays. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)She does exceptionally well in her teaching practice but she has a blind spot in essay writing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Four essays sustain the literary focus in the collection. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The series will also include essays on current affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Would you relish having your student essays dug up and dragged into the light? Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was like being at school and getting your essay torn to pieces by the teacher. The Sun (2006)Often these editions come with long and informative introductory essays and extended commentaries. Marius, Richard A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)Was she surprised by the reaction to her first essay? Times, Sunday Times (2011)How well did it forecast what the essay was about? Goshgarian, Gary Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Many of the paragraphs in this essay are short. Goshgarian, Gary Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Stay on the subject throughout your essay so that your argument is not submerged in meaningless detail. Marius, Richard A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)She also neatly essays a couple of subsidiary male roles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is said that students need to be reminded to go to lectures and write essays. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The first of the essays did not once mention economic imperialism. Ramirez-Faria, Carlos The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)Few memoirs can have been written in conditions of such physical constraint as these short autobiographical essays. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Try outlining answers to the practice questions to improve your skills and as a study review of the essays that you have read. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)This is not a great essay in historical writing, but a readable and sensible one. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And they want essays about the Iraq war removed from the curriculum. The Sun (2008)Some books are collections of essays, and you may wish to cite only one essay in the group. Marius, Richard A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)In one essay, he turns his fire on the prim consensus that political partisanship is a bad thing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result Essays remains one of the few academic journals devoted to literary criticism and accessible to the intelligent enthusiast. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Jonah sees this; but in vain he tries to look all ease and confidence; in vain essays his wretched smile. Herman Melville Moby Dick (1901)

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Translations for 'essay'

British English: essay /ˈɛseɪ/ NOUN
An essay is a piece of writing on a particular subject.
...an essay on Art history.
  • American English: essay
  • Arabic: مَقال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dissertação
  • Chinese: 短文
  • Croatian: esej
  • Czech: esej
  • Danish: essay
  • Dutch: essay
  • European Spanish: ensayo literario
  • Finnish: essee
  • French: dissertation
  • German: Aufsatz Text
  • Greek: δοκίμιο
  • Italian: saggio
  • Japanese: エッセイ
  • Korean: 수필
  • Norwegian: essay
  • Polish: esej
  • European Portuguese: dissertação
  • Romanian: eseu
  • Russian: эссе
  • Spanish: ensayo escrito
  • Swedish: uppsats
  • Thai: เรียงความ
  • Turkish: deneme
  • Ukrainian: нарис
  • Vietnamese: bài luận

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