This guide to essay writing, composed by Cambridge University visiting lecturer Vivien Perutz, is helpful indeed. The 24-page monograph is split into two broad sections: structure and organization, first, and then style and clarity. The first section takes readers through the basics of essay structure and introduces six stages of essay writing, including analyzing the question, planning, using the plan to guide research, refining the plan, drafting, and editing. In addition, Perutz introduces key concepts in the style and clarity section, including academic writing style, descriptive writing, argumentative writing, evaluative writing, citing references, and using personal experience, among others. In all, this is a pithy and helpful guide to essay writing that is perfectly designed for advanced high school students and college students.