Summary: Great Essays is the second volume of a new two-book series designed to introduce students to the process of writing. This high-intermediate to advanced level ESL writing text covers how to create, organize, and support ideas to produce a great essay. Major units cover essay structure, four rhetorical modes of essay writing (compare-contrast, cause-effect, argumentative, and narrative), activities for additional practice, grammar editing, transition words, ...show morean eight-step approach to essay writing, and special peer editing worksheets. The text contains abundant model essays to demonstrate organization and cohesion, each accompanied by short pre- and post-reading questions. Each unit features at least five original writing assignments, along with a variety of activities which provide relevant practice of reading, writing, grammar, and language usage.