For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. ~Louis D.
In the opening paragraphs of his first chapter, Emerson finds that nature, like stars is always present and creates a reverence in the observer, but is also always inaccessible (14)....
In “Self-Reliance”, Emerson calls for individuals to speak their minds and resist societal conformity, while in “Civil Disobedience” Thoreau urged Americans to publicly state their opinions in order to improve their own g...
Emerson uses this technique to craft a spiritual essay that pushes the reader to see the universe from a different perspective, and to tear away from the social norms of what is expected of religion to follow his or her own path....
The philosophical and social movement that Emerson and his contemporaries founded, Transcendentalism, espoused the idea that although America had formally gained political independence, Europeans possessed virtually hegemonic control over the culture of America.
America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was known first as an orator. Emerson converted many of his orations in to essays. A student of Emerson's essays will also want to study Emerson's since he often worked out in his journal entries ideas that later appear in his orations and essays.
"Emerson's Bar Review helped me pass the California Bar Exam. The individualized instruction I received helped me target problems with the clarity of my writing, and the suggestions I received helped me solve those problems and pass the bar exam. I owe my success as a lawyer to Emerson's Bar Review."
The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836) In his essay, "Nature", Ralph Waldo Emerson describes man's relationship to nature and to God....
Need a break? If you get stuck while brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, or editing your setback essay, you might find it helpful to watch one of these famous “setback” movies. In each of these films, the characters encounter and overcome significant setbacks, and emerge stronger.
"Emerson and his staff were great to work with. They gave good honest critiques of work submitted and were available to discuss their comments and ways I could improve. I am visual learner and so the video lectures of past essays were extremely helpful in seeing how to piece the laws and facts together. Emerson's bar review course is a very intense course but very doable, and worth it! So stick to the program and you will see results."
"Emerson's bar review is a great course. I learned SO much about the law application, writing approaches and PT's. The "what to write" study guides, lectures, and phone sessions with Emerson were so helpful. He took so much of his time to answer the questions that I had without making me feel gulity for taking his time. Thank you so much Emerson!"
To say that without self-expression, one would be only half a man (or woman, to be more contemporary) is quite a statement regarding both Emerson's strong feelings about self-expression as well as the power of the ability to know oneself and articulate that self through a particular medium.')" class="popup">The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression. Notwithstanding this necessity to be published,adequate expression is rare.
"While many years overdue, I must write this review. In 2003, Emerson saved my sanity, job, career and six-figure law school investment (in ascending order). He was the key to my passing the Bar Exam from hell: the Feb 2004 exam. The computers or the provided disks - had issues rendering the saving feature almost inoperable. As a result, saving your essays took at least 5-10 min rendering the use of the computer impossible during this time. As such, I literally, had to HAND WRITE half of my exam, and type the rest, toggling between when the computer was delayed and active so that I would not lose time. Also, there were foreign subjects (ie T&E and wills) on the multiple choice. People wept audibly. Others swore. Some did yoga exercises during the break. Others just left. However - I was calm, clear, and literally, wrote that exam and those essays, by rote because, after all, it was like my 100th bar exam I had taken by the time I had completed Emerson's course! He does not train you to be in the zone, he trains you to be in a state of transcendence and enlightenment. I passed this bar - after failing it the first time - and I owe it all to Emerson. Im still not quite sure how I did it, but all I know, He is by far the best. (and he's amazing at pep talks too, for the times you want to give up this being an attorney thing and go flip burgers or sell clothes on ebay instead -- which happened to me several times during my studying for this dastardly exam!) Im so glad he is still at it!"