Research Papers on Creative Writing

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  • Writing, Personal Progress

    This essay presents a hypothetical example of how a student might describe personal progress in regards to learning to write at a college level. Three pages in length, no sources are cited.

  • Not Everything that is Learned is Contained in Books

    A 3 page paper which examines knowledge learned in books and knowledge learned through experience. No sources cited.

  • A Moral Dilemma Exercise in Creative Playwrighting

    In six pages a short play involving a protagonist's moral dilemma and whether or not he deliver illegal drugs for someone he respects and the influence of his girlfriend in the decision making process are discussed. Also included is a cast of characters.

  • Life Lessons: Learning to Drive

    This 4 page paper discusses two milestones in a young person's life: turning 16 and learning to drive, and what life lessons are involved. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Convictions and Values

    In four pages this paper discusses various scenarios including Martin Niemoller's quote 'First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing' within the context of Confucius' observaton 'To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.' Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Why Write...Together? by Ede, Lunsford

    This article analysis pertains to "Why Write...Together?" by Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford, which describes the processes involved in co-authorship. The writer focuses particularly on its application to the teaching profession. Three pages in length, no other sources are cited.

  • Thank You Letter to Lissa Weinstein

    This 3 page paper is a letter from a mother to author Lissa Weinstein, thanking Weinstein for writing her book “Reading David,” about her experiences teaching her dyslexic son to read. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Article Analysis: Blackbeard

    This 3 page paper critiques an article about Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard," from the August 2007 issue of "Smithsonian Magazine." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legalization of Cannabis for Medicinal Use

    This paper presents an essay that expounds on the thesis that cannabis should be legalized for medical use. The benefits of the drug are described and the writer argues that its criminalization is primarily based on myths associated with its use. Three pages in length, no sources are cited.

  • The Dangers of Internet Gambling

    A 3 page paper which illustrates the dangers of internet gambling with an argument it should be illegal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Learning from Experience

    A 3 page paper which examines learning through experience. No sources cited.

  • How to Manage Time Effectively

    Learning to manage time is essential to success in any field. This four page essay discusses some of the ways in which a person can learn to manage their time effectively. There are three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • What Can be Learned by Meeting a Figure Who Lived in the Past

    In four pages this paper examines what a person could learn as the result of a meeting with from an ancestor who lived in post bubonic plague Europe. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Philosophy of Forrest Gump

    In five pages this paper examines Gump's life philosophy as it evolved through his experiences in a discussion of his character's strengths and weaknesses. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • The Effects of Daily Watering on Grass Growth and Color

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of an experiment that could be conducted to determine why the grass at one house is green and the other is not. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Life of a Homosexual

    This is a paper that examines what the life of a homosexual is like. There are two sources in this three page paper.

  • Internal Environment of a House and Creating a 'Home Away From Home'

    In a creative writing essay consisting of five pages this writer describes the memories and feelings a house evokes.

  • Cheating is Necessary

    A 3 page paper which examines the necessity of cheating for a student. No sources cited.

  • Why I Want to be a Mechanical Engineer

    This 4 page paper is an essay written to express why a student might want to become a mechanical engineer. The discussion includes childhood motivation, the passion for the career path and the skills and academic abilities that the student may already have.

  • IQ Testing Descriptive and Analytical Debates

    Intelligence testing controversies are examined in this paper consisting of five pages and considers analytic and descriptive responses. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Four Things That Will Help Improve the Quality of Life for Others

    This 3 page paper discusses four things that one can do to help improve others’ quality of life.

  • A Letter to a Senator Involving Iraq War

    In three pages a person writes to a US senator about the reasons for the Iraq war and advises reconsideration of this policy.

  • Dark Passages in John Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale'

    In five pages this paper psychologically analyzes this poem by John Keats in a comparison to William Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey' with correspondence to John Hamilton used to establish Keats' mental state when he penned the prose. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis of Julius Caesar and Writing Strategies

    Julius Caesar is analyzed in five pages by considering 6 writing strategies.

  • David Cole’s Case Against the Torture Lawyers

    The writer analyzes David Cole’s article “The Torture Memos: The Case Against the Lawyers,” in which he argues that the OLC lawyers who crafted the legal positions that allowed torture to go forward are every bit as guilty as those who committed the acts of torture, and should be prosecuted. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • APA and MLA Source Citations

    In four pages this paper considers how to properly cite sources with examples from APA and MLA styles provided.

  • APA Style Overview

    This research paper offers a overview of specific aspects of APA style referencing. Five pages in length, one source is cited.

  • APA Style Referencing

    This essay pertains to APA style referencing and how it is used in order to utilize information from sources while avoiding plagiarism. An overview of how to use citation is provided. Three pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • Two Topics Under Examination, Racism and Homosexuality

    The writer develops two differing topics in this paper. The first is a response to a 1994 article entitled The Biological Evidence Challenged which examines the debate about the possibility that biology causes homosexuality. The second is an examination of a personal experience with racism. The paper is six pages long and there is one source listed in the bibliography.

  • The Elephant Man

    This is a paper that presents a fictional response, by Joseph Merrick who was the Elephant Man, to The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks. There are no sources in this three page paper.

  • Living Like Weasels by Annie Dillard

    In four pages this work by Annie Dillard is analyzed. There are no other sources listed.

  • Classification Essay/Birthday Parities

    A 3 page classification essay that discusses 3 types of birthday party. While birthday parties are appropriate entertainment for all ages, the types of birthday party activities that are suited to each age group differ considerably. For example, birthday party activities, music and the food and beverages served should all be geared toward the age of the person celebrating his or her birthday and the age classification of the guests. For example, consider these factors in relation to a birthday party for a toddler, a teenager and a senior citizen. No bibliography is offered.

  • Aspects of Freedom

    The writer discusses several types of freedom such as freedom of speech and religion, freedom of information, and the consequences of giving young people too much freedom. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Narrative Writing & Shepherd's Christmas Story

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses narrative writing technique by analyzing an excerpt from Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story. The writer describes good narrative techniques and then applies them to the text of the Shepherd narrative. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • How to Possibly Reduce Poverty, Crime, and Drug Abuse in Cities

    This 3 page paper gives a proposition for an urban project to reduce poverty, crime, and drug abuse. This paper includes family and community and how it relates to criminal activity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Three Essays on Realtors and Real Estate

    This 3 page paper comprises three short essays on realtors and some of the issues they face in the real estate industry.

  • Case Study on the 2005 Wage Dispute Between the National Hockey League Players Association and Team Owners

    In three pages this customer submitted case study considers the 2005 wage dispute between the NHL Players Association and team owners in an analysis of the role played by personalities and emotions, how greater cooperation might have salvaged the 2005 hockey season, and the risks associated with ‘take it or leave it’ ultimatums. There are no bibliographic sources listed.

  • ‘Sports Night’: An Exciting and Memorable Experience

    In three pages this speech features the writer’s personal reflections on attending a local community sporting event known as ‘Sports Night,’ an exciting experience during which throughout the course of the evening past legends from the world of sports gathered to sign autographs, tell stories, and make a lasting impression on young fans. There are no bibliographic sources listed.

  • Gates and Jobs and Hewlett and Packard

    The writer constructs a creative piece of historical fiction which posits that Bill Gates was born early in the 20th century and had a business that failed during the Depression. He then joins up with Steve Jobs and together they try, and fail, to outdo the new company formed by Bill Hewlett and David Packard. The paper is five pages long and there are three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Ashes to Ashes Creative Playwrighting

    Ashes to Ashes is an original play of sixteen pages that is set in the nineteenth century and an excellent sample for those studying life during this time period or taking a course in playwrighting.

  • The English Language

    This 3 page paper examines English as a language that is used widely today. A political history is provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Boxer Benny Paret

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares how prizefighter Benny Paret's death was presented in two essays by Norman Cousins and Norman Mailer with examples from each. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Atoms for Peace' Speech Analysis

    In five pages the neoAristotelian approach is applied to critiquing a speech delivered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in which he warned about nuclear weapons' dangers. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • College Education Financing

    In four pages college education financing is discussed in a consideration of such issues as financial aid, credit cards usage, travel, and college selection. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Democracy and Public Administration

    In four pages this essay argues in favor of the coexistence of democracy and public administration.

  • Questions of Accountability in Spurs Posse

    Societal norms should keep the boys involved in the Spurs Posse case from being considered culpable, according to this paper. This paper has four pages and four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Creative Story on Falling

    In six pages this essay considers the fall of a construction worker from a 2 story warehouse roof and how falling transformed the once intolerant man's life.

  • Perceptions of New Jersey

    This paper discusses New Jersey and the writer's perceptions. No sources are cited.

  • The Research Process

    This 15 page paper discusses the steps in undertaking a research study, including an overview of research, developing a research project, using statistics and variables, using libraries and the Internet, types of research, writing the report, and a brief discussion of a potential research project. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Money Does Not Buy Happiness

    A 3 page paper which examines how money does not buy happiness and how money is not everything. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Happiness Cannot Be Bought

    The writer argues that there is truth in the old saying that money can’t buy happiness. There is one source listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Entrance Essay

    This paper is a three page entrance essay used to apply to an undergraduate school for UCLA.

  • Example Entrance Essay

    In four pages this entrance essay example features a student informing a business school how a unique background can distinguish this individual from other students. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • MSW Program Admissions Essay

    In four pages this paper presents an MSW program admissions essay based upon fictitious student information.

  • An Essay on MSW Admission

    In four pages an overview of how to compose an essay for admission into an MSW program is presented as a writing sample.

  • The Perception of Beauty

    How beauty is perceived, and whether or not it is really in the eye of the beholder, is contemplated. The focus of the paper is that beauty is in fact subject to perception and individuality. This five page paper provides thoughts on this subject without the use of references.

  • Personal Narrative: Becoming a Nurse

    This 4 page paper discusses the reasons why a person decided to become a nurse.

  • North Bend Hometown Return

    In six pages this paper provides a hypothetical scenario based upon a man's return to his North Bend hometown and is confronted with a supernatural experience reminiscent of Twin Peaks created by filmmaker David Lynch.

  • The American Dream

    A 3 page creative essay that analyzes and offers commentary on the state of the American Dream. The writer first defines the American Dream and then discusses how its obtainment has become harder in recent decades. However, the writer concludes with an overall evaluation of the Dream as positive as it offers people hope. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Powerful Words and 1984

    In five pages this essay considers powerful words as referenced by 1984 by George Orwell. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Sacrificing Liberty for Security, 9/11 Restrictions

    This argumentative essay states a position against the restrictions imposed under the Patriot Act due to 9/11. At the end of the essay, the writer explains the use of ethos, pathos and logos arguments used in the essay. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • The Legalization of Gambling: Its Social Impact and the Reasons for Its Continuation Paper Outline

    In three pages this position paper outline considers how to structure a paper on the social impact generated by legalizing gambling.

  • 2 First Person Sample Essays

    In four pages this paper features 2 essays written in the first person. There is no bibliography included.

  • Sample of a Personal Biography

    In three pages this paper presents a personal biography sample.

  • Comparison and Contrast: Alice Walker and James Baldwin

    A 4 page comparison and contrast between Alice Walker’s Everyday Use and James Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues. No additional sources cited.

  • Example of a Scholarship Proposal

    In three pages this paper examines an individual's personal circumstances in this scholarship proposal example.

  • Moving to Rhode Island

    This 3 page paper is a narrative essay about moving to Rhode Island.

  • 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver and a Responsibility Letter

    In a creative essay consisting of six pages the extent of individual responsibility to reach out to people of other cultures with emphasis on evaluating the United States' responsibility to the world community are discussed using supportive quotes from Kingsolver's text. There are no other sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Dedam, MA in Phoenix Sun's Newspaper Headlines

    In five pages this paper examines Phoenix Sun newspaper headlines pertaining to this Eastern Massachusetts town.

  • A Personal Statement of the Meaning of Literature

    This 3 page paper discusses the meaning literature can hold for an individual.

  • What Patriotism Means to Me

    A 3 page personal response to what patriotism means. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Laptops and Babies Are Not a Good Combination

    The writer of this four page paper describes a day in which a friend worked on a laptop while his son tore up the computer owner’s house.

  • Overview of Lies and Liars

    In three pages lies that are careful and casual as well as those who lie compulsively are classified. There are no sources used.

  • Narrative Essay on the Most Influential Person in My Life, My Grandmother (Lola)

    In three pages this paper offers a narrative essay on the difficult life and death of the author’s Filipino aborigine grandmother, who endured countless hardships in the southern fishing island section of the Philippines who struggled and sacrificed for her family until her death from tuberculosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Horses and Lightning

    In five pages this creative writing sample examines how a woman decides to overcome her fear of horses in order to participate in her family's trail ride. There are no sources cited.

  • Compare and Contrast: San Francisco and Saint Louis

    This 2 1/2 page paper compares and contrasts the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco.

  • Creative Writing on First Love

    In three pages this exercise in creative writing examines the impact of a girl's first love.

  • Marriage, Separation, Divorce, etc., A Personal Perspective

    This essay offers the personal perspective of the writer on marriage, separation, divorce and multigenerational families. Three pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • Courage is Named Maya Angelou

    In five pages the courageous Maya Angelou is celebrated in this essay with her poem for the Million Man March used to consider her message and metaphor of courage that should inspire everyone regardless of gender or race. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Student Appeal of the Harvard School of Medicine

    In four pages this admissions essay features the Harvard School of Medicine in an assessment of its student appeal and interest.

  • Story About a Senior Citizen Couple and Their Gradual Memory Loss

    In five pages this short story considers a senior citizen couple's trials and tribulations traveling to the wedding rehearsal luncheon for their granddaughter while collectively struggling with memory loss.

  • Endicott College Mission Statement

    This 3 page paper paraphrases, explains and critiques the Endicott College Mission Statement, which is included in the paper.

  • Step by Step Process of Corn Bread Making

    In five pages the time honored process of corn bread making is examined. There are no sources cited.

  • Article Analysis: Noise

    This 3 page paper analyzes an article on noise, noise pollution, and efforts to curb it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • An Overview of a Letter to Oprah

    In three pages a student asks for assistance in financing student loans in a letter to talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey.

  • How I Remember the Creator of Peanuts

    When Charles Shulz died in 2000, many Americans lost not just one friend, but a number in his characters. This paper is a first-person commemoration of the comic strip artist, and his characters.This paper has five pages and no sources are listed.

  • Personality Characteristics

    A 5 page essay that provides an example paper that is designed to aid a psychology student in this task by providing a guide that discusses the development of three of the student’s personality traits. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Observation: A Pineapple

    This 3 page paper is an essay describing a pineapple. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Critical Thinking: The Pineapple and I

    This 3 page paper is an essay on a close observation of a pineapple. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • How to Avoid Plagiarism

    This 3 page paper explains the research process and gives guidelines on how to avoid a number of different plagiarism errors.

  • Types of Plagiarism

    A 3 page paper which examines the different types of plagiarism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Praying Our Experiences by Joseph F. Schmidt

    In five pages this tutorial considers how this third person style of narrative can utilize a 1st person voice. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Procrastination Exemplification Essay

    In four pages this exemplification essay presents a first person narrative that considers a young woman's procrastination problems with the inclusion of 3 anecdotes.

  • Similarities and Differences Between Private and Public Management

    In four pages this paper examines public administration management in an educational consideration of the differences between MPAs and MBAs.

  • Sword and Pen, Which Truly is Mightier?

    In five pages this paper discusses war, peace, and change within the context of the old adage, The pen is mightier than the sword. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Replicating Jonathan Swift's Satire in 'A Modest Proposal'

    In five pages this paper presents a satirical version of 'A Modest Proposal' by Jonathan Swift.

  • An American Southwest August Thunderstorm

    In a paper containing five pages the experience of an August thunderstorm in the American Southwest desert is considered through descriptive passages of the Colorado Plateau region and the intensity of storm sensations. There is one reference source cited in the bibliography.

  • APA and MLA Formatting Differences

    In three pages this paper examines research papers in a consideration of MLA and APA formatting style differences. There are no sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Bias and Formatting in APA

    Three pages. Brief discussion of bias and punctuation format in APA. Five sources cited.

  • Academic Studies and Excellent Research Websites

    In three pages this paper discusses academic studies and some impressive research websites.

  • The Art of Essay Writing - A Review of Progress

    Writing essays is both an art and a science. The writer looks at the progress of a students essay writing skills over a set of three progressive essays. The weaknesses and areas of improvement are all discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Journal Entries: Strengthening Creative Writing

    An 8 page paper which presents 4 tutorial journal entries that would focus on the strengthening of creative writing skills. No sources cited.


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