Longer essays may also contain an introductory page that defines words and phrases of the essay's topic. Most academic institutions require that all substantial facts, quotations, and other porting material in an essay be referenced in a bibliography or works cited page at the end of the text. This scholarly convention helps others (whether teachers or fellow scholars) to understand the basis of facts and quotations the author uses to support the essay's argument and helps readers evaluate to what extent the argument is supported by evidence, and to evaluate the quality of that evidence. The academic essay tests the student's ability to present their thoughts in an organized way and is designed to test their intellectual capabilities.
During my childhood, most of the books by Enid Blyton, i loved the smartest rabbit. And Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens.
When i was a teenager, i discover the russian litterary and Dostoievski was my master with “The Idiot” and “Crime and Punishement”. And Soljenitsyne, Evguenia Guinsburg, and Kafka. Later, i read the american litterary and my first was Hubert Selby Jr., “The Demon”. And my favourite is “The Confederancy of Dunces” by Jonh Kennedy Toole, an amazing book about an amazing character, a “jusqu’auboutiste” guy who lived in NA.
I don’t know why i didn’t love “Catcher inThe Rye” but i will read it over.
Whenever possible, use strong subjects and active constructions, rather than weak verbal nouns or abstractions and weak passive or linking verbs: instead of "Petruchio's denial of Kate of her basic necessities would seem cruel and harsh...," try "By denying Kate the basic necessities of life, Petruchio appears cruel and harsh--but he says that he is just putting on an act." Don't forget that words and even phrases can serve as strong sentence subjects: "Petruchio's 'I'll buckler thee against a million' injects an unexpectedly chivalric note, especially since it follows hard on the heels of his seemingly un-gentlemanly behavior." And remember--use regular quotation marks unless you're quoting material that contains a quotation itself.