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Writing with Confidenceincorporates high-interest themes in its exercises and discourse while fully developing the writing process and fundamental writing skills.
The text's five units include chapters on the writing process, paragraph organization and development, the shape of the essay, all the rhetorical modes, and all the sentence skills. The writing chapters are fully process-oriented, showing the development of a paragraph in six steps, from planning and outlining through drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. For all students, but especially for visual learners, the popular “Blueprints for Writing in the rhetorical chapters offer models and concrete guidance, as do “Templates, which, new this edition, help students structure sentences and transitions. This focus on writing is balanced with equal attention to sentence skills, not only for native speakers of English who need help, but for non-English-dominant speakers as well.