Book Title: From Idea to Essay
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author: Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell
Respected and relied upon, FROM IDEA TO ESSAY is a rhetorically arranged rhetoric/ reader/research paper guide/handbook that systematically leads students through the complex process of writing an essay. Part I covers the fundamentals of essay writing. The heart of the book, Part II, teaches the nine rhetorical modes in nine identically structured chapters. Part III discusses essay examinations and how to use rhetorical strategies. Part IV addresses writing research papers and using documentation. Part V is a handbook of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. FROM IDEA TO ESSAY features appealing readings with literary, professional, and student examples presented together with vocabulary words for study. The text includes a wealth of writing activities, including visually-based and internet-research assignments.