• A composition treating of any particular subject; -- usuallyshorter and less methodical than a formal, finished treatise; as, anessay on the life and writings of Homer; an essay on fossils, or oncommerce.

  • useless work used to torture billions of kids in this world

  • How a moron spells [ese].

  • what you are probably avoiding doing by being on this website in the first place

  • a waste of time that MLA and APA supporters believe is not colossal enough in its time-wasting ability. used by professors whose sole dream it is to stop students from slacking off for the weekend. goes well with coffee.

  • a long, written, assignment that could have been explained in two or three sentences.

    1. the bane of my existence

  • An impossibly difficult written task set by extremely evil, cruel, and nasty [teachers] (or teachers' bosses - some teachers don't like essays either!) to do for [homework],usually due for a week after they are set.

  • A ploy conceived by English teachers to show their jaded outlook towards students who are either too stupid to do it anyway, or are smart, but prefer pin-point to the point answering rather than spending five paragraphs trying to convince X to do Y. They usually give people a week or so to do the essay, but it is known fact that nobody does the stupid things until the night before it's due.

  • assigned by teachers as a form of torture viewed as acceptable by society. Complaining to the teacher about the work it entails it wrong, but said teacher is allowed to bitch and moan about grading it as long as he/she pleases.


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