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The Idea of an Essay is an annual anthology of essays written by students in Cedarville University's composition classes. The essays are meant to serve as models of various genres for future composition students.

We are in the process of adding back content (volumes from 2015-2019) to this website. In the meantime, previous volumes can be found at the former website by clicking here

Current Volume: Volume 1 (2014) Reflecting on Rockwell, Contending for Cursive, and 22 Other Compositions

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Door Slammed Finger
Deborah Obielodan

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Oh Boy!
Kristen Laaman

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When You're Gone
Caleb VanDyke

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Always Playing Ketchup
Jonathan Gummel

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My First Speech
Kristen Sabo

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Unstoppable
Dylan J. McKevitt

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Learning to Faith
Michael Kuhn

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The Garden
Alison Logan

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The Mystical Ridge
Dylan J. McKevitt

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Humanizing the Future
Jessica Evanoff

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On Cursive Writing, Keyboarding, and Handwriting: An Argument of Efficacy
Madison E. Grapes, Elise Parsons, and Ruth E. Towne

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An Illicit Phenomenon
Amanda Stables

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Free Your Feet
Alison Logan

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A Literature Review of Genre
Calvin J. Anderson



Composition Committee

Dan Clark, Associate Professor of English

Melissa Faulkner, Associate Professor of English

Heather Hill, Assistant Professor of English

Cyndi Messer, Associate Professor of English

Julie Moore, Associate Professor of English

Nellie Sullivan, Associate Professor of English

Michelle Wood, Associate Professor of English

Editor

Isaac Mayeux, Assistant Professor of English