Good writing is a network of skills that can be taught, practiced, and mastered. These books present paragraph development and composition skills in clear, teachable steps. Each book offers students dependable strategies as well as opportunities to bring their own ideas and talent to the writing process. Important features of the series: Presents important organizational principlesof good academic writing, including topic sentences, maintaining unity and coherence, making and supporting a point, providing clear transitions, and writing clear introductory and concluding paragraphs. Shows students how to apply these organizational principles to major rhetorical forms: classification, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, problem and solution, writing a summary, personal expression, and essays for college applications. Offers extensive practice in every step of the writing process,including prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing. Provides individual practiceon additional topics in "On Your Own" sections. Offers effective error correctionand editing practicein "You Be the Editor" sections. Ready to Write More: Are your students ready to move beyond single-paragraph assignments? From the building blocks of good prose to writing for specific purposes, Ready to Write Moregives readers the confidence and skills needed for longer and more complex assignments. New to this edition is an updated presentation of the writing process, new peer-editing worksheets, web-based exercises, and expanded guided practice.Blanchard, Karen Lourie is the author of 'Ready to Write A First Composition Text', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130424631 and ISBN 0130424633.