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Writing essays for school, college, and university can be daunting. In many ways the genre of the essay is slightly out dated in our world of blogs, texts, tweets, insta posts, and microblogging. Because we are less and less familiar with writing essays these days, they are often something we only do in the context of school. As a result, writing essays feels a bit weird. Add to that the fact that most teachers and professors out there may have first learned how to write essays either by hand or on old word processing software, whereas students these days have often learned not to write or type, but to text with their thumbs! So the technology is moving in one direction, but schools, colleges, universities, and testing boards still expect students to display mastery over essays - be they short exam essays or long graduate theses - and so if you have an essay to write, what should you do first?

Our cofounders were recently in Singapore, and they were featured on the Asia Tech Podcast talking about not only EssayJack as an English for Academic Purposes solution that can help students and educators the world over when it comes to teaching and learning EAP, but also what it takes to start a business.

As a result of this podcast, we were nominated for a Best Startup in Asia Award!  You can vote for us here: http://www.pitchdeck.asia/voting. Please take a moment and do so. Every vote matters.

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EssayJack 26.11.2018

Recently our CEO sat down with famed podcast host Omer Khan to talk about growing EssayJack Inc. reasonably, responsibly, and organically. Our leaders' philosophy has always been to create something of real value for English language learners and educators. Critical thinking and writing is core to their philosophies, and they believe that if the world was equipped with the skills that they want to teach, then we would all be the better for it for being able to critically engage and analyse the world around us. Often, though, in tech start up worlds, there is great pressure to grow fast and furiously on the back of big investment from strangers whose philosophies might be very different. So what did our founders do?

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EssayJack 26.11.2018

One of the things that many students struggle with is analysing poetry. I remember sitting in my high school class; we read a poem out loud, and our teacher asked us to weigh in on the meaning. In all honesty, I had absolutely no clue. None. Then the smart girl raised her hand and started talking about rebirth imagery and Christian overtones. I was stumped. I had no clue where she got that from. 

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