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  • To write serious/informative essays/search for insights

    14 73.68%
  • Entertainment/No expectations of rigor

    5 26.32%

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    Default What kind of essays would you prefer to write?

    If this were to be started today, what would your preference be?

    And also... what topics would you find most agreeable?
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    I wouldn't mind either. But then again, due to my rhetorical training, the form already is done, in my head. I just have to fill in the individual pieces of information, and decide on what styleforms I'm going to use.
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    So, "Would you rather write an essay or a story?" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    So, "Would you rather write an essay or a story?" ?
    Definitely an essay, as this would entail a higher standard for accuracy and clarity of thought.
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    essays can entertain?
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    exactly!! you can have an entertaining essay that searches for insights...pbbtt narrow minded people :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan235711 View Post
    exactly!! you can have an entertaining essay that searches for insights...pbbtt narrow minded people :p

    Than you'd be mixing literary standards with philosophical/scientific. I doubt you could do this.

    All in all its difficult to have a work that is quality literature and quality philosophy. You just have to go with one or the other because the former is about quality artistic expression(which oftenly disregards clarity and accuracy of thought) yet the latter deems those two essential.
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    hardly, entertaining isn't a necessary one-to-one connection to literary standards, and by saying that you then also assume that "serious/informative essays/search for insights" isn't a standard in it's own as well in addition to now assuming it is not literary at all; finally you assume that the difference between when to distinguish literary ideas from a paper to show it's 'literarynessnessnessness' is a defined line. You make too many assumptions and unnecessary jumps without consider the implications or even noticing the importances yourself (not that I've considered them all either :p).

    lastly :p what is "All in all its difficult to have a work that is quality literature and quality philosophy" supposed to mean? what, that since it is too hard that we should just give up: ( wahhh! oh please lol, if everyone gave up as easily as this then nothing would have ever come about, not even the 'serious/informative essays/search for insights' to begin with.

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    This poll is really limiting. Does someone want to make one with more options? If I vote on this it wouldn't do my personality justice.

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