Synopses & Reviews
The Humble Essay introduces and guides actual student writers through the process of writing college essays. It's designed for use in an introductory English composition class. Unlike other essay handbooks, this one is written to students who wisely have no intention of becoming English majors. These students need to write essays for other classes but have no use for the comp/rhet jargon of the day. If these are your students, then The Humble Essay may not be the worst book for your class.
Unlike other composition books, The Humble Essay is written for students who wisely have no intention of becoming English majors. It provides the concepts they need to write thoughtful and effective college essays, but it does so with brevity, humor, and jargon-free language that will not put them gently to sleep. If you or your students need to learn to write college essays without falling asleep, this could well be the book you're looking for.