Paragraphs and Essays emphasizes the revision process allowing students to apply newly developed skills to their own work. Each chapter leads students into a structured writing assignment, and college-level themes prepare students to make the transition to mainstream courses.
- Thought-provoking readings stimulate discussion and provide clear direction for writing.
- Prewriting activities include brainstorming, outlining, and drafting in the context of case studies.
- Review and Revise Boxes show students how to look critically at their writing as they revise.
- Appendices include a review of grammar and mechanics with exercises and a guide to citation and summarizing.