Viewpoints, a thematically organized reader, offers diverse perspectives on various themes and issues, such as work, media, human behavior, and cultural heritage. With opening chapters of substantial writing and reading instruction and with writing assignments both at the end of each reading and on the Web, Viewpoints, is an ideal reader for honing writing and critical-thinking skills. Students love Viewpoints, for its helpful guidance, such as pre-reading techniques; methods on evaluating an essay for content, structure, and point-of-view; and advice on choosing good essay topics. The Sixth Edition now includes new opportunities for collaboration.W. Royce Adams is the author of 'Viewpoints', published 2000 under ISBN 9780618042593 and ISBN 0618042598.