A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ESSAY

Wed, 25 Aug '21
Writing assignment
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Time-consuming assignment to grade
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Work from Roxane Gay or Jia Tolentino
Tue, 4 May '21
One in a stack for an English teacher to grade
Fri, 9 Apr '21
Feature of The New York Review of Books
Sun, 21 Mar '21
SAT section eliminated by the College Board in 2021
Fri, 8 Jan '21
Assignment that sounds like its third and fourth letters