Features and Benefits

  • Emphasis on the Process is embedded in instruction throughout the book. The writing process is discussed in Chapter 2 with a full-color graphic, and appropriate writing process icons appear throughout the book to guide students through particular assignments.

  • Ample opportunities for students to apply new concepts in their own writing. Writing Assignments create realistic writing situations that instruct students to consider their audience and purpose. Topics and situations are relevant to “Everyday Life”, “College Life”, and “Working Life.”

  • Direct instruction helps each lesson move systematically through three distinct phases—before, during, and after learning activities—to ensure student comprehension

  • Visual Learning Activities introduce and facilitate writing assignments, while concept maps, charts, graphs, and annotated examples enable students to “see” the concept clearly.