High caliber writing skills are necessary for collegiate and workforce success. Essential Writing Skill for College and Beyond gives readers enough information and rules without being overwhelming. Organized by the steps of the writing process, chapters cover developing an idea, composing an essay with research, polishing the essay through revision and editing, and finally a chapter on grading and scoring. Written with the academic world in mind, this book will help prepare students for what professors are looking for, and different styles of writing that are appropriate in academic settings. A practical sample student essay with instructor comments and suggested essay-writing timelines are included. Great for homeschoolers transitioning into instructor-graded work, or any freshman! 249 indexed pages, softcover.