Avoiding the technical jargon for which English professors are known and admired, this down-to-earth textbook:
- Introduces the college essay and explains how it differs from the report, reflection paper, persuasive paper, and five-paragraph trainer-essay.
- Guides students through the process of researching and developing thoughtful arguments of their own.
- Shows students how to present their arguments within the confines of effective college writing.
- Warns students repeatedly about the dangers of not thinking for themselves.
The Humble Argument presents argumentative writing in everyday language so that non-majors are more likely to understand these ideas and put them to good use.