on August 1, 2011
I've taught essay writing for several years in colleges, and I've found this text to be very useful. Sample essays show students how it's done; in addition, the author chose to use successful student essays as samples in additional to professional writers. The instruction on the different essays is really strong too. There are introductory exercises to essay writing (developing a thesis or strong introduction for example) that are quite good. It's an accessible, useful book that can be used for any essay writing course. Enjoy!