This newrhetoric builds on the strengths of earlier editions, offering studentsclear and useful suggestions for strengthening their writing andshowing them how they can develop a piece of effective writing througha process that is manageable and reliable. In the twenty years since the first edition of Successful Writing , theelements of good writing have not changed. But the kinds of writingcollege students now do and the ways they deliver their writing havechanged a great deal. Students today still write essays and researchpapers, but they also create Web sites, give oral presentations (andthus write and design PowerPoint slides), produce brochures, and ofcourse write a lot of email. The new edition of Successful Writing offers students the kind of sensible, real-world advice they need forthese and many other writing situationsHairston, Maxine is the author of 'Successful Writing' with ISBN 9780393978186 and ISBN 0393978184.