• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

AS and A Level: Composition

Browse by

Currently browsing by:

Meet our team of inspirational teachers

find out about the team

Get help from 80+ teachers and hundreds of thousands of student written documents

  • Marked by Teachers essays 6
  • Peer Reviewed essays 1
  1. 1
  2. 2
  1. Gothic Writing. My name is Rachel Tyler. I am twenty three years old. Today is the day I will die

    In the dense blackness I can not see where they have fallen; I crouch down to pick them up. All I need is a small glimmer of light but there is none. No doors are open, no lights in windows open, nobody with a torch - it is far too early. Out of the corner of my straining eyes I see a shadow pass over the house, then another, then another. Turning around to see what is producing them; I see nothing. Just continuous darkness. What was there is either gone, or was never there in the first place.

    • Word count: 2126
  2. Encountering conflict can bring out the best and the worst in people. Discuss

    These are the profound sentiments Barack Obama. "Firefighters, police and first responders rushed into danger to save others...Volunteers lined up to give blood....Schoolchildren donated their savings...We were united, as Americans". There is truth in these sentiments. In the days that followed September 11, America came together as a nation with a firm, steely revolve to rise above this disaster. There was a new found patriotism, born from the dust that engulfed the city as the Twin Towers crashed to the ground.

    • Word count: 2050
  3. Conflict can never be fully resolved. Discuss

    be so simplistic that it is possible o Feud over front seat of car or between students o In the Crucible John Proctor and Giles move past their dispute Intro: London riots, not possible to resolve, too complex England can breathe a sigh of relief at the moment, and rightly so - the worst riots they have witnessed for decades have been subdued. In light of this, a distant observer could understandably assume the conflict had been resolved. Yet, the increased number of police and vigilance on the streets is a sure indication otherwise.

    • Word count: 2053
  4. The Worst Possible Place to Be. The scene is in a school with a lot of children walking around. A boy named JOHN is looking down at his timetable walking through the corridor. He is a short boy with short blond hair

    HARRY Yeah, Ill do that but I charge by the day. My rate is fifteen quid. You sound with that? JOHN FIFTEEN POUNDS A DAY! That's a lot of money HARRY It's either that or you get your ass whooped every time you walk through those front doors. Anyway, for that price, I'll throw in a few of my exes if you know what I mean. JOHN Mm, okay? HARRY My exes? Ex-girlfriends you lousy sod. I'll hook you up with them, you know? JOHN Em, ok, that sounds good? HARRY Yeah, you're right it sounds good.

    • Word count: 2390
  5. "Strangers": a short story. My name is Dean and its everyone else thats crazy, not me.

    It's everyone else that's crazy. I am an avid reader and have a mild interest in water polo. I watch films and listen to music and spend time with the people I love, just like everyone else. But nobody knows or cares about these things because all they see when they look at me is a giant plaque above my head reading 'SPECIAL NEEDS'. I even watch it happening: their eyes glaze over and I can practically see as the little cartoony thought bubble appears next to their heads. Even my parents seem to put my condition before my personality these days, and it frustrates me so much that I want to scream and shout and run and punch and thrash and kick and cry and throw things and make them SEE and...

    • Word count: 2986
  6. Loneliness in The Catcher in The Rye (persuasive essay)

    However, even though one would think that he would find a place in three days, he ends up going from one hotel to another. Once again, this creates suspense, because he keeps attempting to call someone and ask if he can stay, but he always fails to do so. He even admits to himself that he cannot go anywhere, by saying "I got a cab outside the hotel, but I didn't have the faintest damn idea where I was going.

    • Word count: 2268
  7. Kaffir Boy Argumentative Essay

    No human on this earth should live in poverty. It does not have a name, nor a face, and no giving heart, yet it brings any person to their knees begging for redemption from this unseen evil. This relentless drought of joy in a person's life drives the mind to the brink of mental and physical death. The apartheid reign on regions like South Africa, where Mathabane grew up is an example of the terror that these people had to endure. Where work for the average man depended solely on that of the white man.

    • Word count: 2418
  8. Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Education

    My son is one of millions affected by its symptoms. The intent of my research is to gain a better understanding of the disorder, treatment options and educational repercussions. I hope that the research gained will help me better help my child and possibly others, including educators, who deal with ADHD every day. Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Education INTRODUCTION Political correctness and the constant fear of impending litigation from any number of sources has forced society to find other means through which they can control their children.

    • Word count: 2522
  9. Does television have a malign influence on society?

    Another point to consider is that television is responsible for the increase in Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO's). The research undertaken has concluded a behavioural link in the USA and western countries over several years. In recent studies many criminals have confessed to influence of actions portrayed on television (Gunter, 2008). However, there is no definitive link between television and ASBO's this is usually determined by other social factors, such as; family, surroundings, personality traits, peers and other factors. The next exploration into television viewing is that of advertisements. Advertising in the UK has risen by thirty percent with the introduction of more channels in the last ten years (Guardian.co.uk 2009).

    • Word count: 2447
  10. The Scarlet Letter Passage Analysis

    The reader is first introduced to the household as designed after an "estate in [the Governor's] native land" (105). With this addition, the reader first begins to see the mansion as an architectural anomaly to the rest of the community, and develops the assumption that this native land is England. This presumption is confirmed as Hawthorne begins to include elements produced in the Old World such as the "many substantial volumes on the center-table", including presumably, the "Chronicles of England" along with the "heirlooms, transferred...from the Governor's paternal home" (105). Finally, the reader is then presented with the idea that the Puritans still exhibit "the sentiment of old English hospitality" (105).

    • Word count: 2266
  11. An inspector calls

    Priestley uses the inspector as a key dramatic device and moral conscience to 'teach' the Birlings moral values and the themes discussed earlier. There are many emotive metaphors one can link to the idea of war in the play, such as 'fire blood and anguish'. Furthermore Priestley may have written this detective thriller play set in Edwardian England in an industrial city to convey the message "Learn from your mistakes so it doesn't happen again" referring to the world wars.

    • Word count: 2269
  12. Benefits of breastfeeding

    In France in the early 1800's, most upper class women hired wet nurses for their infants (Lawrence, 7). In the beginning of the 19th century scientists began to examine what was needed in food mixes for babies to thrive. In 1860, the first available baby food was created in Switzerland, by Henri Nestle (Obrien). After that, many other kinds of baby formulas were made. These formulas worked so well, that women began to use them instead of breastfeeding. Manufacturers suggested that the use of baby formulas was the modern and better way to feed babies. By 1950, more than half of the babies in the USA were fed some form of baby formula.

    • Word count: 2364
  13. How effective are the strategies employed by Save the Children to make this brochure a successful marketing tool?

    In this booklet the quote "now they will be able to attend school" is important. It shows us that they will make a difference in the lives of these children. In the booklet the word "child education" always appears in bold. This gives impact and importance to the word because it stands out in the text on the page. The boy's uniform on the front cover is not clean which shows that he is not healthy and on the other pictures, the environment in which the children are doesn't seem to be healthy. However on the third page where the word 'result' is written, we can see that the girl represented is healthy and she is smiling.

    • Word count: 2352
  14. radio script

    OFFICER HUNTON: So what you are telling me is that he was killed by the incinerating machine? MR FRAWLEY: Yep, that pretty much sums it all up in a nutshell miss. OFFICER HUNTON: So what can you tell me about the owner, ermm, Mrs Gartley? MR FRAWLEY: Well she's a nice lady I guess; a bit of a weird one though, can't really trust her sometimes. She's a lil bit dodgy. I would have thought it was her fault this happened y'know.

    • Word count: 2705
  15. Voluntary Euthanasia, A Personal Report

    Her request was denied was changed, don't you? as in this country voluntary Voluntary euthanasia is euthanasia is illegal. Sharron was where the request of a kept in pain. I visited her in person who wishes to die hospital, everyday I saw her is carried out, so the death suffer a little bit more, is at that person's request. weaken a little bit more and For example if someone is terminally everyday a little bit more of her ill they may wish their life to be ended disappeared, until the day when she but may not be in a state to do so just wasn't there anymore.

    • Word count: 2074
  16. dicuss the portrayl of childhood events and how they affected the lives of the twins in 26a and the god of small things

    Ham had passed away on 30th September 1980. Bessi had forgotten the date but Georgia never had. Ham's death is extremely important in Georgia's life. Evans also indicates the foundation of Georgia's outlook on suicide by stating "Then it was possible... To choose time, to leave when you are ready" this is a crucial insight into Georgia's character because it begins to relate to her suicide in the later stages of the book. This is similar to Roy's portrayal of blame in The God of Small Things; Roy uses Baby Kochamma as a key provider in giving blame to the twins.

    • Word count: 2401
  17. Short story 'A Little of What Was Deserved' with attached commentary

    "You make me sick," he whispered into her ear as saliva dribbled down his un-shaven chin. "Why can't you be like other women," he snarled. "They look after themselves." The pale, fair haired woman coughed meagrely at the stench of her husband. "I'm sorry," her voice was filled with a desperate plea to be left alone. He pinched her waist between his thumb and finger. "Look at the state of you, you fat bitch." Her bottom lip trembled. At six stone she was nowhere near fat. She was frail and her skin was so thin her ribs protruded.

    • Word count: 2589
  18. A stroll in the park.

    The boy could barely see the lake in front of him in the blinding darkness. It was the moon that lit the pathway he had to follow. The boy knew where the thing was but tried not to think of it as it would make his unbelievable courage fail. The boy carried on walking but at a faster pace like a spy who lurked in the shadows. The boy felt he was being watched but did not dare to stop, as he would then be part of the darkness. An owl screeched in the far distance a warning to go back but the boy did not.

    • Word count: 2248
  19. Alone - It is 1945, the war ended years ago.

    When Mummy met Daddy and had me, Nana fell ill. Mummy took her in, to look after her just as Nana had done for Mummy. I had never seen Nana well, or running over the hills as Mummy always described. There is a single photograph of her on the mantle piece with the wind running through her thin grey hair as she is running along the hill hand in hand with Mummy. Their 'Sunset Friends' badges just visible on their dirty well-worn frocks. I wished for years that I could have been there, been the girls that Mummy was, and now things have changed I realise that I can never be that girl.

    • Word count: 2926
  20. The Young Couple

    It was true, they were polite to her, but the trouble was they were too polite, in a very formal and courtly way, so that she felt all the time that her presence was a strain on them and they would have been happier without her. Moreover, they treated her-as the wife of a friend - with such due respect, always looking shyly away from her, never raising their eyes to her face, that she, who was young, blonde and pretty, felt slighted; especially as she knew how fervidly interested they were in women and saw how they nudged each other and their eyes became moist and dreamy whenever and passable young women have into sight.

    • Word count: 2859
  21. A fly on the wall

    They've raised them good, smart kids they are. The boys off to uni some time this year, and the girls just finishing her last few exams before she follows suit. Good family they are, half decent I reckon. Look at them, standing on that stage, they all look so happy, so genuine. So perfect. Well, they're leaving the stage now, and finally the crowds easing up. Quite a lot of people turned up, more than I expected, more than anyone expected I guess. Everyone's off home probably, though the pubs a better guess.

    • Word count: 2029
  22. The Hole in the Wall.

    The door was starting to close when this young woman was heading quickly for the elevator. I pushed the button to hold the door open for her, she thanked then we stood in silence. I took a glance her way to realize how attractive this woman was, she had long brown hair and gorgeous green eyes, she looked really smart and put together, i couldn't take my eyes off her. When the elevator stopped on my floor i was surprised to see her get off behind me. I walked for my apartment door to find out that this very attractive woman is my neighbour!

    • Word count: 2136
  23. Creative Writing - Life in Africa as the White Man Arrives.

    This is a great site to see. Soon there will be a surplus of non-meats. My favorite snack is mongongo nuts. I gather these nuts to do my part by contributing back to the tribe, however I usually keep a few back for myself so I can eat them late at night. It seems the other members aren?t working very hard and aren?t doing their part to contribute. How am I supposed to tell !Megan? How am I going to present her with this problem? I don?t want the other members to gang up on me.

    • Word count: 2207
  24. Global Warming Argument Essay

    But it can be said that a modification in how we live our lives can have a positive impact on the world in which we live in. Proof While the global village is struggling with this issue at hand, steps can be taken to slow down the ongoing process of global warming. The problem will only get worse if people don?t start realizing just how important the world is to not only us as human beings but also wildlife and the necessities we as humans need to live a productive lifestyle.

    • Word count: 2073
  25. Is it time to ban smoking in any public place?

    mainstream smoke (which is smoke exhaled by a smoker and inhaled by the nonsmoker). The sidestream smoke contains elevated levels of carcinogens (which causes cancer) than mainstream smoke. The particles in the sidestream smoke are smaller in size and enter the body more readily (Learn About Cancer, 2011). There are so many scientific medical reasons which shows why smoking in public places need to be banned; smoking in public does not only affect the smoker but also those around them, both employees and other guests.

    • Word count: 2002

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare and contrast two candidates

    "In conclusion, despite Senator Collins' advantages, I still disagree wit her points of view on the war in Iraq, tax cuts to corporations and her lack of support for universal healthcare plan. The contrasts between the two candidates could not be clearer. Susan Collins has acted in the interest of the President and Republican Party, while Tom Allen consistently stood up to the Bush administration and has always fought for Mainers. He has a record to be proud, and it shows what kind of Senator he will be. Hopefully, if Tom Allen gets elected, he will live up to his words and promises by becoming a fighter for the low and middle class."

  • An essential element of a short story is its ending. Discuss this statement with reference to two short stories of your choice

    "So as you can see the ending was the total opposite to what you would expect. So at the end of the story, the Vallins were reunited and the Tuvaches were split up. The setting of the story fits in very well because it shows how poor the families were and why the money from selling the child was so important. I think the moral of this story is ' In some situations, there is never a right answer.' I think in both of the short stories I have written about the ending has dramatically changed the story for the better. The writer has done this by carrying the same theme all the way through the story, but has still managed to create the unpredictable ending needed to make any short story successful. Sean Morton 29th January 2004"

  • The Crucible: Discuss the changes in the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in the course of the play?

    "To conclude, I feel that at the start of the play John realises that what he did to Elizabeth was wrong and he does not wish to go back to that, so already he wishes to protect her. However their relationship was still stale and cold between them both until Elizabeth found out that she was accused of witchcraft. And then she needed to trust John to speak to Abigail and John had a new found love for Elizabeth as he felt he needed to protect her. As the court scene developed they both learnt something new about each other and the ways in which they react to different situation, and I feel that it is the start of the coming together of their relationship. But it is only during Act 4 when Elizabeth is trying to persuade John to admit to seeing the devil that I feel their relationship is re-built. But I still feel that Elizabeth was not the same with John after the affair as at the end of the play and in echoes down the corridor she moves on too easily."

Marked by a teacher

This document has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the document.

Peer reviewed

This document has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the document page.

Peer reviewed

This document has been reviewed by one of our specialist student document reviewing squad. Read the full review under the document preview on this page.