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Homework Help is an educational forum where our expert Educators assist students with academic questions on a variety of subjects. Please note that we are currently only hiring writers for Homework Help who specialize in literature or the humanities. The Educator program is very competitive, and we’re looking for outstanding writers with the following qualities:

  • Literary expertise: Applicants should be passionate about literature and familiar with a wide variety of works. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching experience or advanced degrees in literature.
  • Excellent writing skills: Educators must be able to explain difficult concepts while writing clearly and fluently for a high school audience. Educators are also expected to consistently submit accurate and polished work that requires minimal editing.
  • Academic integrity: eNotes is an educational resource, and we expect our Educators to take pride in crafting original, expert academic content and offering information and guidance to our students without completing assignments for them.

Applying to be an Educator is simple! All you have to do is fill out the application below and compose a brief writing sample. Completed applications are reviewed within 3 business days.

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Writing Sample

To complete your application, you must provide a writing sample. We treat this as a preview of the type of Q&A content you’ll produce as an Educator, so make sure your sample demonstrates your very best academic writing.

For your writing sample, you must compose an answer to one of the questions listed below (many of the texts mentioned below can be readily accessed online):

  • In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, has Hamlet really lost his mind, or is he simply pretending?
  • How would you describe the character of Montresor in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe?
  • Identify and discuss one major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. How is this theme expressed throughout the story?
  • What role does class play in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?
  • What is a central theme in Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking,” and how is it revealed in the poem?
  • How are symbolism and other literary devices used to portray the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald?
  • What was Martin Luther King’s purpose in writing his “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” and what rhetorical strategies did he employ to achieve that purpose?
  • How does the concept of hospitality impact events or characters in The Odyssey by Homer?
  • Is Jane in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë a feminist character? Why or why not?
  • In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, does Romeo experience growth over the course of the play?
  • In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, how is fear used and what forms does it take?
  • Discuss the use of irony in Kate Chopin’s short story “The Story of an Hour.”
  • How did the Emancipation Proclamation affect the Civil War? Why did Lincoln issue it?
  • How did the end of World War I set the stage for World War II? Be sure to include specific details in your response.
  • What were the ideological and practical causes of the American Revolution?

Writing Sample Guidelines

  •  Your answer must be at least 200 words and directly answer one of the questions above. Please include the text of the question you’ve chosen at the top of your response. If your writing sample is not a response to one of the above questions, your application will be rejected.
  •  Your answer must be original, non-plagiarized content. Don’t paraphrase wording or ideas from eNotes or other sources.
  •  Your submission must be well written, factually accurate, and free of sentence-level errors (e.g., typos, punctuation errors, grammatical mistakes).
  •  Your answer must demonstrate expertise on the subject at hand and make use of specific evidence and/or details.

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