The Humble Essay introduces student writers to the three main things that the college essay expects from them -- stick to one main idea, follow the rules of formal writing, and learn something new. It then teaches students how to meet those expectations with step by step coaching.
This unusual textbook is written in readable and even enjoyable language so that students are more likely to actually read the book, learn these guidelines, and start to put them to use in their own writing. As one student says, "Honestly? It's the only textbook I've ever read from start to finish."