11.30.2006

Essay Writing Software

Your word processor already provides a design template, checks spelling, counts words, and auto-formats aspects of your document. So why not use essay-writing software?

A press release from two days ago, hyping theeasyessay.com:

"Free Christmas Gift to Teachers, Students and Businessmen Five Minute Automated Essay Writing Program Released"

Hallendale, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2006 -- www.TheEasyEssay.com, a new free website, uses a logic based program to automatically generate the precise organizational pattern applicable to any expository or "proof" paper.

The user simply enters the title, a statement of what he wishes to prove and three reasons why this fact is true. If the user needs help finding these reasons, a Google link is provided. Then, with a click, the program generates the basic five paragraph essay form. It gives the user the paragraphs of introduction and conclusion, as well as the topic sentence and clincher statement for each paragraph of the body of the essay. The only thing the user does is give three reasons why the auto-generated topic sentences are true. Should a longer paper be needed, a click will turn this into a 17 paragraph essay.

Use of the program is not limited to students, but has business applications as well. It is a quick way to organize a presentation as to why you should get a raise or ways to improve productivity. The program gives the reader, or listener, an exact and organized message.

The program has been successfully taught to seven year old children, learning disabled students, high school, college, post graduate students, as well as, business executives and employees. Successful because the process remains the same. All that changes is the level of complexity of the user.


To "compose" an essay via the template at easyessay.com, you first enter content into this online form:



Then follow up with more supporting details on a few subsequent forms. Spending about eight minutes plugging half-baked ideas into the web form, I "wrote" this expository concoction:
Typography in Argumentation

Typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments. Authors of artists' books have for some time demonstrated the visual components of expression in their work. Typographic expression and design is an overlooked "mode" in multi-modal composition. Every typeset text makes implicit claims (typographically) already; innovative typography enables writers to foreground this aspect of expression. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments.

Typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because authors of artists' books have for some time demonstrated the visual components of expression in their work. Johanna Drucker's expressive visual texts assert more than their alphabetic equivalents. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because authors of artists' books have for some time demonstrated the visual components of expression in their work.

Typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because Johanna Drucker's expressive visual texts assert more than their alphabetic equivalents. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because Johanna Drucker's expressive visual texts assert more than their alphabetic equivalents.

So that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because authors of artists' books have for some time demonstrated the visual components of expression in their work. Johanna Drucker's expressive visual texts assert more than their alphabetic equivalents. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because authors of artists' books have for some time demonstrated the visual components of expression in their work.

Typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because typographic expression and design is an overlooked "mode" in multi-modal composition. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because typographic expression and design is an overlooked "mode" in multi-modal composition.

So that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because typographic expression and design is an overlooked "mode" in multi-modal composition. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because typographic expression and design is an overlooked "mode" in multi-modal composition.

Typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because every typeset text makes implicit claims (typographically) already; innovative typography enables writers to foreground this aspect of expression. . . . Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because every typeset text makes implicit claims (typographically) already; innovative typography enables writers to foreground this aspect of expression.

So that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because every typeset text makes implicit claims (typographically) already; innovative typography enables writers to foreground this aspect of expression. Johanna Drucker's expressive visual texts assert more than their alphabetic equivalents. . . Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments because every typeset text makes implicit claims (typographically) already; innovative typography enables writers to foreground this aspect of expression.

So, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments. authors of artists' books have for some time demonstrated the visual components of expression in their work. typographic expression and design is an overlooked "mode" in multi-modal composition. every typeset text makes implicit claims (typographically) already; innovative typography enables writers to foreground this aspect of expression. Therefore, that typography can contribute to sophisticated arguments.


I guess you could call that writing.

7 comments:

  1. i love gramps


    gramps is awesome. gramps has lines of hair on his chin. gramps has glasses that sit magically above his ear. gramps looks just like my grandpa. Therefore, gramps is awesome.

    gramps is awesome because gramps has lines of hair on his chin. the lines of hair on his chin mimic the lines of hair on his head. And so his chin is an homage to his head. What else is there to say?. Therefore, gramps is awesome because gramps has lines of hair on his chin.

    gramps is awesome because gramps has glasses that sit magically above his ear.didn't Cicero say something about how the weakest point should be buried in the middle? Therefore, gramps is awesome because gramps has glasses that sit magically above his ear.

    Gramps is awesome because gramps looks just like my grandpa. In fact, my grandpa had a caricature of himself drawn sometime in the eighties and this portrait hung above his bar where my cousins and I snuck nips of Jack Daniels. Therefore, gramps is awesome because gramps looks just like my grandpa.

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  2. Whee! It's like academic spam!

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  3. Anonymous8:31 PM

    I'm sad I wasted all this time trying that Web site out. Like, seriously, I wasted an hour writing what I thought would be a cute little essay on Star Wars. What kind of load of crap is that Web site? How can it pass for anything remotely useful? It doesn't produce essays; it produces repetitive garbage.

    Software does exist to help writers; screenplays, for instance, benefit from some fairly sophistocated software that's in use out there. I'm sure a bit of essay-writer software could be designed, but

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD GET SOMEONE OTHER THAN A COMPLETE MONKEY BRAIN TO DESIGN IT.

    There. I've vented.

    --tt

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  4. No doubt: it really produces utter shite! Excepting, of course, the (above) essay on gramps. Persuasive! Ridic!

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  5. wait, are you saying you weren't impressed by the 5 paragraph seminar paper I turned in yesterday?

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  6. Not at all: that was by far the best five-paragraph seminar paper I've _ever_ seen! (of course, it was also the only one I've ever seen, but ...) :)

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