An is generally a short piece of writing written from an author's personal point of view, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of anarticle, a pamphlet and a short story.
Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works inverse have been dubbed essays (e.g. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism and An Essay on Man). While brevity usually defines an essay, voluminous works like John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Populationare counterexamples. In some countries (e.g., the United States and Canada), essays have become a major part of formal education. Secondary students are taught structured essay formats to improve their writing skills, and admission essays are often used by universities in selecting applicants and, in the humanities and social sciences, as a way of assessing the performance of students during final exams.
The concept of an "essay" has been extended to other mediums beyond writing. A film essay is a movie that often incorporates documentary film
n their 1984 book, Corporate Cultures, Deal and Kennedy identified a particular corporate culturewhich they called the "work hard/play hard culture."
"Fun and action are the rule here, and employees take few risks, all with quick feedback; to succeed, the culture encourages them to maintain a high level of relatively low-risk activity." (page 108)
Some individuals and organizations use "Work hard, play hard" as a motto, either officially or unofficially. For example, "Work hard play hard" (Laboris gloria Ludi in Latin) is the official motto of the Camborne School of Mines. It is also the official motto of Ayedaade Grammar School Ikire Osun State Nigeria.
It's a variation on similar mottoes which promote...
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