The Devil's Quill

A New Modest Proposal — John Tondora

August 10, 2019

Prewriting: An address to the baby boomers I have 3 houses, what am I supposed to do? Stop working? I’m only 7 years away from my extra 18 million dollar severance. You can have the job then Social security is such ...

Satirical Article — Ashwath Subramanian

August 10, 2019

SCIENCE   President Reveals Earth is Flat, Upending Scientific World Forever   2/4/19, 2:42 am   President Trump says “Got ‘em!” to a reporter who looked at his finger circle today, causing the repo...

An Immodest Proposal — Camille Shen

August 10, 2019

The outside world is not the place it once was: it is crawling with psychopaths, serial killers, rapists, and psychopath serial rapists. But even so, some women still have the audacity to walk around on the streets wearing but a sh...

A Modest Proposal For Marginally Increasing Your Social Media Following — Christopher Brinkley

August 10, 2019

I think that it can be agreed upon that those matters which are of life and death are to be taken most seriously, such as whether or not your peers are aware of what you had for lunch, or if they know how astonishing you look w...

A Modest Proposal Parody — Emma Alexis

August 10, 2019

Hiiiii Sisters! Just your typical, basic Gen Z kid here and welcome back to my Youtube channel! I have some MAJOR tea to spill. Not to flex on you or anything, buuttttt I was having a lit juul sesh yesterday and then this middle-...

Kaitlyn Wiehe — Common Application

August 7, 2019

 Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Essay: Doodles, glue, or maybe even a pencil gray...

Rebecca Kilroy — Supplement Essay

August 7, 2019

Essay:  As a writer, I consider myself a storyteller. That’s why history captivates my interest. To me, history extends beyond dates and places; it encompasses the complex stories of the human experience. However, in the...

Hannah Usadi — Rice University

August 7, 2019

Essay:  Third grade Show and Tell: the epitome of anxious excitement. My arms wrapped around my treasure as I narrowly avoided tripping over a tree root. That was close. I could imagine no greater disaster than demolishing the innumerable...

University of Michigan

August 7, 2019

Prompt: If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (150) Essay: In the words of Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly P...

Common Application

August 7, 2019

Essay: “TIME FOR STACK IT UP!” I announce above the din of chatter and laughter. Excited children emerge from the bouncy castle. Sweating teenagers drop their basketballs. Conversing adults saunter across the grass. All my neighb...

University of Virginia

August 7, 2019

Prompt: We are a community with quirks, both in language and in traditions. Describe one of your quirks and why it is part of who you are. Essay: I quickly rinsed my dishes in the sink before I rushed to the desktop computer, exc...

Common Application

August 7, 2019

Essay: After a year of waiting, the day of the sentencing had finally come. In the midst of grieving, finishing school, moving across the country, and starting over in a new community, it remained always in the back of my...

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