Great Essays...The Schaum's Way.Write the kinds of essays that will help you succeed in college and the professional world. Quickly and simply, this guide gives you clear, concise explanationsillustrated by dozens of examplesthat show you how to: Choose a topic, state a thesis, and construct arguments that work Overcome typical writing obstacles Do effective research Learn by example, from successful sample topics, questions, and thesis statementsLook to Schaum's Quick Guides for: Step-by-step guidance to help you move quickly through the essentials Dos and don'ts for avoiding common errors clear explanations and practice exercises Checklists and exercises for skill-buildingIf you want to master essay writing, this compact, right-to-the-point Schaum's Quick Guide is your most powerful tool!"...A welcome addition to the library of helpful reference material for written English...It is astounding that so many college graduates have completed their courses of study without having been exposed to the fundamentals of academic essay writing.Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essaysmanages to give serious exposure to those fundamentals in a way that is effective, extensive and easy to swallow."James A. Thomas, Dean of Admissions, Yale Law School"This is just the sort of practical information that every beginning history student needs to know but which, somehow, no one ever bothers to tell them...It is written at just the right level for college freshmen and sophomores, and I think they will be taken (as I was) by your many well chosen examples."Mark A. Kishlansky, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of English and European History, Harvard UniversityMcClain, Molly is the author of 'Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays', published 1998 under ISBN 9780070471702 and ISBN 0070471703.