Essay Collection

Read some of the best essays written by our students.

Sleep as a Theme in Macbeth

Ben W. (9th grade)

Humans spend over one-third of their lives sleeping. Research shows that sleep helps the body remove toxic waste and refresh the mind...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

Macbeth Timed Write 2

Sage W. (9th grade)

The idea that anyone can become evil with the right circumstances has been played with since the beginning of literature. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth highlights the story of the eventual corruption of a good person...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

The Toy Tidy-Up

Michelle G. (rising 7th grader)

Eek! A head slowly rolled past my foot as I picked up a bag. Luckily it was a plastic one...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Velvet Worm

Zhuohan L. (rising 6th grader)

Imagine walking along the trail in the Australian Rainforest and suddenly, a straight line of goop hits your face. You glance by and see an Australian velvet worm lumber by on its “Arcade legs”. You look at it and think, this is a very cool creature...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Recital

Caden L. (rising 6th grader)

“Caden Lin!” said the lady on the stage. As I trudged up the stairs, I knew then the next few minutes would humiliate me for the rest of my life...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Who Was Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton?

Sophie W. (rising 6th grader)

Do you know who created the first private orphanage, or who helped fund the Washington Monument? If you don’t, the answer is Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Although Eliza Hamilton was forgotten in history, she still has a lasting effect on America with her work...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Save the World

Haobo S. (rising 5th grader)

Imagine a murky grey world with no color, plants, animals, or life. This may sound like science fiction, but it is the hard reality of cities all around the world...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

History of Dance

Sophie Y. (rising 5th grader)

Have you ever wondered about the history of dance? Imagine sitting quietly in the audience waiting for the ballet to start; when you finally see the curtains open, the orchestra begins and ballerinas pirouette on the stage...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Wolves

Jenna L. (rising 5th grader)

Similar to our society, there are many different roles within a pack of wolves. Each wolf understands that they possess an important role in their pack. Parallel to the leaders needed to keep our communities thriving..

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Run (Cougar Prowl)

Brianna H. (rising 4th grader)

Boom!! What was that? It was the pistol that meant we were off. “Come on, or else we are going to be late,” I vocalized to my mom...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Basics of the Real Life Quidditch Sport

Roy D. (rising 4th grader)

Have you ever wondered what real-life Harry Potter would be like?! Well, Quidditch, a popular sport from the series, is now an official sport for muggles! It is played in almost the exact way, but we all know that we can’t fly. This might be a little awkward, but it still has to broom...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Siberian Tiger is Endangered

Jonathan Y. (rising 4th grader)

The Siberian tiger is endangered from habitat loss, lack of food, and poaching. Although some may think tigers are a way to earn money, Siberian tigers need to be saved from habitat loss, lack of food, and poaching because Siberian tigers are beautiful and strong creatures...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Best Game Ever

Tristan L. (rising 3rd grader)

Wouldn’t you like to play a game that is amusing? I believe everyone in the world should play chess. Chess has many important rules that make the game enjoyable...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Dinner Guests

Maxine X. (rising 2nd grader)

“Mom! Dad! You said I could invite two people to the dinner party. I know who to invite, Daisy Meadows and Beyoncé!” I exclaimed. “Why would you want to invite Daisy Meadows and Beyoncé?” asked mom...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Macbeth Literary Analysis Timed Write

Christina W. (9th grade)

Throughout the tragedy Macbeth, Macbeth expresses insecurity and doubt in voicing his fears and feelings. This insecurity leads to him committing murder and being pushed into power by his wife, Lady Macbeth...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

Macbeth Timed Write 1

Aadya J. (rising 8th grader)

Macbeth is a play full of death, betrayal, and desire. There are many instances where characters are hesitant of their actions, but power and ambition causes them to keep at it...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

Dance Dream

Taylor Y. (rising 6th grader)

As soon as the host announced my name, I jostled up and down like a jelly bean. When I stepped in the room, I could see a blur of colors as I watched dancers move like beautiful swans. The colors felt like a beaming rainbow inside...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Help?

Melody H. (rising 6tn grader)

I was sprawled out on my sofa, flipping through my math book. I took a deep breath. Mmmmm. The aroma from the kitchen smelled like food. My stomach started to grumble...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Love of the Game

Saira M. (6th grade)

The perfume of past blooming roses wafted to my nose. A typical enough smell, but it made my nose tingle with pleasure. We were like a pile of clothes, strewn lazily on the couch...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Flying Under the Clouds

Kevin S. (rising 5th grader)

I was flying right beneath the clouds. I was shivering from the cold. If I fell, I would drown and die in the ocean, but I was not afraid of that...

This essay was written in our 2021 Summer Camp

A Fear of Rollercoasters

Taiwan F. (rising 5th grader)

The moment I stepped out of the car, my instincts told me that today might not go as well as I had thought it would. My stomach lurched at the sight of the towering roller coaster...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Patience is Key

Emma Z. (rising 5th grader)

“Mom?” I yelled. “Are you there”? I added as I knocked twice on the stall door. No answer. I absentmindedly bent down to see who the person in the stall was. Humph! Imagine coming home just to realize your cat has left once again to wander off. "If only I had a dog,” you think. You hear stories from your friends like whenever he comes home, his dog jumps on his lap and licks his face...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Dogs

Jason L. (rising 5th grader)

Imagine coming home just to realize your cat has left once again to wander off.

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Polar Bears

Sicely W. (rising 4th grader)

Imagine looking at a giant creature who lives in the cold, freezing arctic and has fur as white as pure snow, big paws, and strong, sharp claws. It is an Ursus Maritimes polar bear...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

All About Maltese

Chelsea H. (rising 4th grader)

Imagine being a fifth of your normal size and seeing a chair as an enormous object. That is how Maltese dogs see things. You can keep their hair stylish by taking proper care of them. They have a very ancient bloodline and amazing characteristics. They have a lot in store!

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Play the Piano

Angelina L. (rising 3rd grader)

Did you know that piano helps your time management? Piano is an interesting activity to do after a day that seems like forever. Everyone should learn to play the piano because it helps you to feel less stressed...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Benjamin Franklin

Daniel F. (rising 3rd grader)

Have you learned about Benjamin Franklin? Well, I have! Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an inventor, publisher, and scientist...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

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Macbeth Literary Analysis Timed Write

Christina W. (9th grade)

Throughout the tragedy Macbeth, Macbeth expresses insecurity and doubt in voicing his fears and feelings. This insecurity leads to him committing murder and being pushed into power by his wife, Lady Macbeth...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

Sleep as a Theme in Macbeth

Ben W. (9th grade)

Humans spend over one-third of their lives sleeping. Research shows that sleep helps the body remove toxic waste and refresh the mind...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

Macbeth Timed Write 2

Sage W. (9th grade)

The idea that anyone can become evil with the right circumstances has been played with since the beginning of literature. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth highlights the story of the eventual corruption of a good person...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

Macbeth Timed Write 1

Aadya J. (rising 8th grader)

Macbeth is a play full of death, betrayal, and desire. There are many instances where characters are hesitant of their actions, but power and ambition causes them to keep at it...

This essay was written in one hour as part of our 2020 Summer AP Writing Camp.

The Toy Tidy-Up

Michelle G. (rising 7th grader)

Eek! A head slowly rolled past my foot as I picked up a bag. Luckily it was a plastic one...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Dance Dream

Taylor Y. (rising 6th grader)

As soon as the host announced my name, I jostled up and down like a jelly bean. When I stepped in the room, I could see a blur of colors as I watched dancers move like beautiful swans. The colors felt like a beaming rainbow inside...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Recital

Caden L. (rising 6th grader)

“Caden Lin!” said the lady on the stage. As I trudged up the stairs, I knew then the next few minutes would humiliate me for the rest of my life...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Help?

Melody H. (rising 6tn grader)

I was sprawled out on my sofa, flipping through my math book. I took a deep breath. Mmmmm. The aroma from the kitchen smelled like food. My stomach started to grumble...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Who Was Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton?

Sophie W. (rising 6th grader)

Do you know who created the first private orphanage, or who helped fund the Washington Monument? If you don’t, the answer is Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Although Eliza Hamilton was forgotten in history, she still has a lasting effect on America with her work...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Love of the Game

Saira M. (6th grade)

The perfume of past blooming roses wafted to my nose. A typical enough smell, but it made my nose tingle with pleasure. We were like a pile of clothes, strewn lazily on the couch...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Velvet Worm

Zhuohan L. (rising 6th grader)

Imagine walking along the trail in the Australian Rainforest and suddenly, a straight line of goop hits your face. You glance by and see an Australian velvet worm lumber by on its “Arcade legs”. You look at it and think, this is a very cool creature...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Flying Under the Clouds

Kevin S. (rising 5th grader)

I was flying right beneath the clouds. I was shivering from the cold. If I fell, I would drown and die in the ocean, but I was not afraid of that...

This essay was written in our 2021 Summer Camp

Save the World

Haobo S. (rising 5th grader)

Imagine a murky grey world with no color, plants, animals, or life. This may sound like science fiction, but it is the hard reality of cities all around the world...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

A Fear of Rollercoasters

Taiwan F. (rising 5th grader)

The moment I stepped out of the car, my instincts told me that today might not go as well as I had thought it would. My stomach lurched at the sight of the towering roller coaster...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Patience is Key

Emma Z. (rising 5th grader)

“Mom?” I yelled. “Are you there”? I added as I knocked twice on the stall door. No answer. I absentmindedly bent down to see who the person in the stall was. Humph! Imagine coming home just to realize your cat has left once again to wander off. "If only I had a dog,” you think. You hear stories from your friends like whenever he comes home, his dog jumps on his lap and licks his face...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Wolves

Jenna L. (rising 5th grader)

Similar to our society, there are many different roles within a pack of wolves. Each wolf understands that they possess an important role in their pack. Parallel to the leaders needed to keep our communities thriving..

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Dogs

Jason L. (rising 5th grader)

Imagine coming home just to realize your cat has left once again to wander off.

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

History of Dance

Sophie Y. (rising 5th grader)

Have you ever wondered about the history of dance? Imagine sitting quietly in the audience waiting for the ballet to start; when you finally see the curtains open, the orchestra begins and ballerinas pirouette on the stage...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Siberian Tiger is Endangered

Jonathan Y. (rising 4th grader)

The Siberian tiger is endangered from habitat loss, lack of food, and poaching. Although some may think tigers are a way to earn money, Siberian tigers need to be saved from habitat loss, lack of food, and poaching because Siberian tigers are beautiful and strong creatures...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Run (Cougar Prowl)

Brianna H. (rising 4th grader)

Boom!! What was that? It was the pistol that meant we were off. “Come on, or else we are going to be late,” I vocalized to my mom...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

The Basics of the Real Life Quidditch Sport

Roy D. (rising 4th grader)

Have you ever wondered what real-life Harry Potter would be like?! Well, Quidditch, a popular sport from the series, is now an official sport for muggles! It is played in almost the exact way, but we all know that we can’t fly. This might be a little awkward, but it still has to broom...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Polar Bears

Sicely W. (rising 4th grader)

Imagine looking at a giant creature who lives in the cold, freezing arctic and has fur as white as pure snow, big paws, and strong, sharp claws. It is an Ursus Maritimes polar bear...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

All About Maltese

Chelsea H. (rising 4th grader)

Imagine being a fifth of your normal size and seeing a chair as an enormous object. That is how Maltese dogs see things. You can keep their hair stylish by taking proper care of them. They have a very ancient bloodline and amazing characteristics. They have a lot in store!

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Play the Piano

Angelina L. (rising 3rd grader)

Did you know that piano helps your time management? Piano is an interesting activity to do after a day that seems like forever. Everyone should learn to play the piano because it helps you to feel less stressed...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

Best Game Ever

Tristan L. (rising 3rd grader)

Wouldn’t you like to play a game that is amusing? I believe everyone in the world should play chess. Chess has many important rules that make the game enjoyable...

This essay was written in our 2020 Summer Camp

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