Writing Exploratory Essays

WRITING EXPLORATORY ESSAYS: From Personal to Persuasive, 2/e

Steven M. Strang

This uniquely affordable composition rhetoric and reader is based on the concept of writers exploring subjects while at the same time examining their own beliefs and experiences. It is a comprehensive text for any first-year course. Students use self-exploration to develop a flexible academic style and foster meaningful analytical insights into such topics as relationships, texts, concepts, and controversies.

Students perform twofold
 exploration: They examine their own assumptions, beliefs, life experiences, and worldviews, while simultaneously analyzing topics beyond themselves (for example, texts and controversies).