It is interesting to reflect on which authors Coetzee gets asked to write about. Except for Némirovsky all the authors here are male, and with rare exception white and European. The culture believes the western male to be the image of genius, and enlists Coetzee, a male genius in the western tradition, to consider the subject. Though Coetzee himself is a wonderful critic and writer, a “radical idealist” perhaps, in the vein of Flaubert or Murnane, his list of recent commissions reveals that the highest echelons of literary criticism remain a conservative field. Is anyone surprised?
Longer essays may also contain an introductory page that defines words and phrases of the essay's topic. Most academic institutions require that all substantial facts, quotations, and other porting material in an essay be referenced in a bibliography or works cited page at the end of the text. This scholarly convention helps others (whether teachers or fellow scholars) to understand the basis of facts and quotations the author uses to support the essay's argument and helps readers evaluate to what extent the argument is supported by evidence, and to evaluate the quality of that evidence. The academic essay tests the student's ability to present their thoughts in an organized way and is designed to test their intellectual capabilities.
What Is Software Design: 13 Years Later Read Online | Printable Version The second essay, "What Is Software Design: 13 Years Later," is the author’s first writing on the subject of "code as design" since 1992. Over the years Reeves has followed the discussion that grew from the original essay, and here for the first time he responds to the most common arguments he has encountered. In the course of this task, Reeves also considers certain ideas from the original essay in light of more current trends and techniques.