The following essays, written by students in the introductory writing subjects at MIT, were selected for publication in Angles 2018 by an editorial board of lecturers. The ten works are categorized by theme and linked below. For more information on Angles see our About Angles page. For an overview of this edition of Angles and an explanation of the thematic categories chosen for this edition, please see our Editors’ Note.
Exploring Identity and Experience
The streets of Dhaka are unrecognizable today. A countrywide political strike was announced last night, causing the roads to empty out.
It stings. The cold wind is like pinpricks on my skin, sucking the moisture out of my lips and sending shivers throughout my body.
My war against my back began at the end of fifth grade at a normal checkup.
A short grunt was the only acknowledgement I got as the wet snout of this stubborn KuneKune pig continued exploring the grass around my Wellingtons.
“I’m straight.” As soon as the words left my mouth, my heart froze.
Investigating Issues in Science and Technology
It takes a village. An African proverb originally applied to child-rearing, this piece of wisdom holds true not only in childhood but for all our lives.
Wouldn’t it be cool to live in a 3D-printed house?
Imagine a world in which fish are getting more and more difficult to find. Global population is increasing, and one of its major food sources is disappearing.
Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, steadily growing carbon dioxide emissions have contributed to significant warming of Earth’s atmosphere.