50 Essays

January 18, 2014

Hello fellow Glog readers,

First of all, do not be intimidated by the title. There is no way I would write 50 essays (impossible) for one post. Not to mention how boring of a post that would be.

Anyway, the meaning of today’s title lies in my AP Language and Composition class. In this class, we were told to read essays in the book, 50 Essays. In this assignment, each student was to pick an essay and teach it to the class. I chose one called Kid Kustomers by Eric Schlosser. His essay covers advertising techniques. He explains that adult companies, such as oil companies, phone companies and automobile companies, have found it in their personal benefit to direct their commercials at children. This is because children begin their “brand loyalty” as early as the age of 2 years old. “Brand loyalty” is a way for companies to lure in children sooner rather than later. Schlosser also includes data from the numerous studies that have been done and briefly discusses dream research. I’ll stop there so now you have to read it because now you are interested! (Am I right?)

Among the others that I have read include: What’s Eating America? by Michael Pollan, Graduation by Maya Angelou, The Ways We Lie by Stephanie Ericsson, and The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named María by Judith Ortiz Cofer. 

These essays are short, sweet, and super interesting! I recommend you read some of them if not all of them!

Until next week!

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” Two small jumps are sometimes better than one big leap”

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  1. Avatar Nancy says:

    50 Essays sounds interesting – thanks for the recommendation.

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