don't try to do that in third person! To help you stay on topic, your critical thinking essay should be organized in keeping with the outline below.
Introduction (1-2 paragraphs) Focus on explaining the topic. Body (minimum of 3 paragraphs but use as many as necessary ...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self-Reliance" is often the first or only exposure students get to Emerson's thought. Here are some resources to help understand this essay:
An essay introducing the background and context of Transcendentalism, for help in understanding where Emerson's ideas came from.
From Emerson himself, with some dictionary and other simple definitions listed as well.
Basic information on Transcendentalism - links to the two items above plus more.
- HTML searchable copy of the text at
Ann Woodlief's excellent introduction to the Emerson essay, Self-Reliance.
An article by Alfred I.
How to Write an Analytical Essay: 15 Steps (with Pictures)