But why are women better?
According to those polled, women are better writers because they spend more time developing characters, women like to write more about people rather than things. Women are even better writers because they like to write purple prose -- "long, descriptive sentences."
Or maybe this is just all a bunch of stereotyping?
I would really like to know what the internals of this poll are. How many men were polled? How many women? What were the ages of those polled?
If you look at the results of this poll (and it doesn't claim to be scientific), what would you guess about the internals?
Do you agree with the results? Do you believe women are better writers than men?
Who are some of the greatest writers of all time? Ouch, those are men, but is this the result of the male-dominated culture of the past?
Who do you believe is one of the greatest writers alive today? What makes he or she a great writer?
As you write your college essays, you may want to think about what makes a great writer and incorporate those techniques into your own writing.