This best-selling writing book integrates instruction in rhetorical devices with practice in acquiring relevant grammatical structures. New "Getting Started" section at the beginning of each chapter offers journal-writing prompts, discussion topics, and a short CNN "RM" video-based lesson. Separate Grammar Review Unit contains grammar points and exercises cross-referenced to composition chapters. One writing assignment per chapter is discipline-related, taken from courses such as Sociology, Psychology, and Freshman Composition. Internet access activities develop research and computer skills.Regina L. Smalley is the author of 'Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar', published 2000 under ISBN 9780838402238 and ISBN 0838402232.