ESL 273 Introduction to the Essay

Updated 3/15/19




Title: Longman Academic Writing Series Book 4: Essays, 5th ed.

Author: Oshima, Alice and Ann Hogue

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-291569-4

Publisher: Pearson Longman

Must supplement readings.

Title: Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar

Author: Smalley, Regina, Mary Ruetten and Joann Rishel Kozyrey

ISBN-13: 9781111221195

Publisher: Heinle ELT


Title: A Writer’s Workbook

Author: Smoke, Trudy

ISBN-13: 9780521544894

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Title: Engaging Writing 2, 2nd ed.

Author: Fitzpatrick, Mary

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248354-4

Publisher: Pearson, 2011

Susan Cooper, Linda Yee, Craig Norman and Michele DuBarry feel this is very appropriate for 273 for these reasons:

-Part I teaches the most important rhetorical modes (logical division, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, argumentative) with an emphasis on process. It also provides lots of models and exercises.

-Part II covers quoting, paraphrasing, citing sources and summarizing

-Readings that students can respond to 

-Highlights words from Academic Word List (AWL)

-An appendix with a comprehensive review of grammar (including clauses) and mechanics and an editing practice for each point. 

-An online teacher's manual



Title: They Say, I Say

Author: Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein

ISBN: 9780393933611

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co

Pati loves this little book. It clearly explains various rhetorical moves and tricks that are done in academic writing.

Title: Keys for Writers

Author: Raimes, Ann and Maria Jerskey

ISBN: 9780495799825

Publisher: Cengage


Title: Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide

Author: Lane, Janet and Ellen Lange

ISBN: 9780838409497

Publisher: Heinle ELT



Academic Writing - too dense

Blueprints 2 – too simple

Gateways to Academic Writing – out of print

New Directions - more appropriate for 272; not enough writing skills

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